Original Shrine Tag

ORIGINAL SHRINE, editors • Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio informed the international Schoenstatt Family in the evening of August 19, 2018, on the appointment of a new rector for the Original Shrine: from early 2019, Fr. Carlos Cox Diaz, from Chile, will replace Fr. Antonio Bracht, from Brazil.   Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio writes: The General Council of the Schoenstatt-Fathers has appointed Fr. Carlos Cox Díaz as Rector of the Original Shrine for three year from March 19, 2019. Since mid-July, this news is also known in Chile and since thenRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Josemaría Sanguinetti • Life is about experiences. Each moment marks you, for better or worse. What we’re living here is a great experience that will remain with us the rest of our lives. We’ve only been in the Boys’ Youth School for Leaders, and yet we already have stories we could spend hours telling. Our arrival from the airport to Schoenstatt is one such story. We didn’t know one another yet, almost all of us were traveling alone, but little by little, we began getting to know oneRead More
Escuela de Jefes - Leaders' School - Führerschule
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Ruben Elizondo • It has been six days[1] since we officially started the International School of Leaders 2018 that started 10 July. Twenty Schoenstatt college-age young men comprise the school: four from Mexico, Chile, and Argentina, and two from the United States, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Spain. — The goal and mission of the International School of Leaders is for us to deepen our formation in Schoenstatt with a strong emphasis on how to be leaders for the Movement, the Church, and the world. Learning about everyday sanctityRead More
ARGENTINA/EUROPA, by Carlos Cappelletti • During May, Fr. Guillermo Mario Cassone, a Schoenstatt Father, took a group of Argentinean pilgrims to Schoenstatt and other well-known pilgrimage sites on the “old continent.” Carlos Cappelletti, from the Diocese of Nueve de Julio Madrugadores, was on this pilgrimage along with his wife, and he shares his journey. — A first time grace-filled experience at the Original Shrine We just returned from a pilgrimage to Europe’s Marian Shrines; our trip was really an ocean of graces. First, we visited Vallendar, where we stayed atRead More
GERMANY/ ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto Gonzalez • During the last weekend of May, close to 250 families with their respective children from all Branches of Germany met in Schoenstatt to celebrate the Festival of Families with the motto: “We all win.”— For me because of how the festival was presented around the Original Shrine, it was a gathering that was out of the ordinary, of course from being an outside observer. For me because of how the festival was presented around the Original Shrine, it was a gathering that was outRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, María Victoria Ramírez Jou and Maria Fischer • 22 May 2013, Schoenstatt was in the midst of spiritual preparation and especially organizational preparation for celebrating 100 years of the Covenant of Love Jubilee in the Original Shrine, according to what was almost unanimously decided at Conference 2014. After failure of long negotiations with the Pallottine community, the fact that our house would continue not being “our” house for the Jubilee of our Covenant of Love was accepted. During the afternoon of that day, some news went viral, theRead More
SCHOENSTATT/ITALY, Federico Bauml • Twenty young people decided to spend a weekend in Schoenstatt from 13 to 15 April. For some this was the first time, for others a pleasant return; for all, an experience to remember. — Four years have passed since that August 2014, when with the university chaplaincy, we chose Germany as the destination for our summer pilgrimage into which we inserted Schoenstatt as one of our stops. Many years, perhaps too many, certainly enough to make grow in us the desire to go back to thatRead More
International School for Leaders
ORIGINAL SHRINE/LATIN AMERICA, P.Fr. Andrés Espinoza • Preparations for a new edition of the Boy’s Youth International School for  Leaders from Latin America are underway; it will take place in the shadow of the Original Shrine, a few months before the Youth Synod. — The Blessed Mother’s new members that are enkindled for the Father and Founder’s mission The Jubilee celebration of the 100 years of the Covenant of Love in 2014 left many gifts and blessings to the whole International Family. We, the Boys’ Youth, have felt a specialRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Since 2014, following an initiative of Pope France, the project “Twenty-four hours for the Lord” has taken place every year in Lent.— In his Message for Lent 2018 he wrote: Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chanceRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Raúl González Paredes, Paraguay • During the month of October, I was in several cities of Germany on business. The truth is that upon noticing the emotion on Carmen’s face (my group leader), because of my trip to Germany and the possibility of going to the Original Shrine, only then, did it cross my mind that it might be possible. Common sense told me the contrary for two reasons: a limited budget and a tight schedule. Since I was unable to erase Carmen’s face from my mind, IRead More