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PARAGUAY, via “Crónica”newspaper • Diego is support staff and was captured while carrying the Blessed Mother in his arms. “The image belonged to my grandmother,” he told the newspaper Crónica. — The newspaper “Crónica” has just published the following testimony of Diego Riquelme, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother among COVID-19 patients. His face expresses tiredness while his eyes move away in the horizon after witnessing so much pain. But in his hands he carries the strength, not only his own, but also that of all those who undertake theRead More
URBI ET ORBI 2021
URBI ET ORBI 2021 • So many needs and society’s misery are knocking on our doors during these times, amid the hope that there can be a remedy or a solution. Is Schoenstatt acting within the context of these times in which we find ourselves? Or are many resources being channeled in a dualistic and narcissistic manner that overshadows everything, a process that certainly must also take place? […] Do we have solutions to the difficult social situations? Do we have answers that we can offer to the migratory movementRead More
Glutzeit

Posted On 28.03.2021In Projects

Glutzeit 21

GERMANY, Fr. Hans-Martin Samietz • The base camp of Mont Everest in Nepal is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters. For climbers arriving there, the world has already changed tremendously. They are in the middle of a reality check: Am I well equipped? Will my body cooperate with the ascent? “Glutzeit”, the short spiritual news broadcast from the ranks of the Schoenstatt Youth, invites you to a special reality check. From March 7 to Easter, it will trace a spiritual path through 28 messages, at the end of whichRead More
P. Ignacio Cruz
CHILE, Maria Fischer, Luciana Rosas and Claudia Echenique • On 3 March, Fr. Ignacio Cruz, a Chilean Schoenstatt Father, lost his battle to COVID-19 after becoming infected, together with other priests at the residence for elderly priests in Bellavista, and after many prayers for him and the other sick priests from people in Chile, Brazil and many other countries. Thanks to the communiques by Fr. Miguel Kast, many honored and remembered Fr. Ignacio, whom they met at some point on their covenant journeys as parish priest, spiritual director, superior, andRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “In these winter weeks, hundreds of people die every day as a result of the Corona virus, every day thousands of people are newly infected. Even if spring promises hope: this winter is still long,” reads the message on the official website of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The Federal President is calling for the #lightwindow campaign and will place a light in a window of Bellevue Palace in the evening from January 22, 2021, so that it is clearly visible. In doing so, he is rememberingRead More
Australia Home Shrine blessing
AUSTRALIA, Bernard Toutounji • Amidst pandemic restrictions our Sydney family group (made up of five families) was – thanks be to God – finally able to consecrate our Home Shrines on 1 January 2021. We had been working toward consecrating the Home Shrines in early 2020 but, like so many things, Coronavirus put it on hold. — In preparing for the blessings, we made use of the book My Home, A Shrine which was written in 1986 by Sr Thomasine. We were additionally helped by Sr Mary Agnes and SrRead More
Santuario Hogar Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Lisandra Chávez • This year 35 families started the workshops to obtain their home shrines, which were blessed on December 5th, 2020.  One of those groups is from El Salvador, which was a gift for everyone. — The preparation consisted of a total of six sessions with chats and subjects such as “Faith in Providence”, “Marital Dialogue” and of course, the subject of the Virgin Mary and Father Joseph Kentenich could not be left out. “There was a workshop where the couple defined the grace they wanted toRead More
Misiones Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Milena Fonseca • In the course of a pandemic year, the Eastern Schoenstatt Mission in Costa Rica was reinvented. The missionary spirit remained present to arrive this year at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Santa Cruz de Turrialba even in the midst of adversity and restrictions. — The union of the team and Father Claudio Andres Gomez Martinez, priest of the community, made a new missionary modality possible. The weekend day was replaced by fortnightly visits distributed between the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning masses. DuringRead More
ARGENTINA, Cristina White • As a result of the pandemic, with all its physical and spiritual consequences, our dear Mother and Queen could not stop her pilgrimage, urged, to visit her children. — As the spiritual daughter of Father Esteban Uriburu, I had the grace of receiving from him all the fire of this mission. He transmitted to me Father Kentenich’s desire to take Schoenstatt to the people and the response that the giving of self by João Pozzobon gave to the campaign and, at the same time, the internationalRead More
COSTA RICA, Monica Orlich • This year, like so many things in our lives, the annual Family Branch retreat had to be transformed. It left behind the usual weekend in a retreat house and found a new temporary home in the virtual world, with only ten couples attending in person at the Movement House, but over 50 connected through Zoom. — As in all challenges there are also great opportunities: the retreat could reach more couples and transcend borders. Of the virtual participants, many belong to the different communities ofRead More