peace Tag

BURUNDI, Fr. Herménégilde COYITUNGIYE • The Sunday of Mercy, April 7, 2024, was a day of great joy in the Schoenstatt Shrine for Peace and Reconciliation in Mont Sion Gikungu for the Schoenstatt Fathers, for the faithful who visit our Shrine, and also for those who are attached to the Shrine from our neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. — The Mass was scheduled for 10.00 a.m., but from 9.30 a.m. heavy rain set in, so that we could not enter the church in a long procession,Read More
Cristo Redentor

Posted On 26.03.2024In Covenant Life

Peace in the heights

CHILE, Beatriz Letelier • Up in the mountains, high in the cordillera, peace unites two Latin American brother countries. Chile and Argentina celebrated a new anniversary of the unveiling of the monument to Christ the Redeemer, on the border between Chile and Argentina, at 3854 m above sea level, a symbol that reminds us that on March 13, 1904, 120 years ago, peace and friendship were sealed between the two countries. — Chileans and Argentineans, mainly, have been going up to Christ the Redeemer on the third Saturday of MarchRead More
Cristo Redentor
CHILE, Roberto Seguel • This Saturday, March 16, the 49th edition of the pilgrimage to Christ the Redeemer, on the Chile-Argentina border, called Finis Terrae, “the end of the earth”, will be held. — Inspired by the words of Mario Hiriart (1931-1964), a young consecrated layman who belonged to the Institute of Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary, we want to go on pilgrimage with him to Christ the Redeemer, making his great desire our own: “We will build a shrine in the Andes as a symbol of peace and unity ofRead More
Sant'Egidio en Ucrania
NEWSLETTER OF THE SANT’EGIDIO COMMUNITY • I received the newsletter on February 22nd, I read it on February 24th, the second anniversary of the beginning of the war against Ukraine. Sant’Egidio, this young Movement from Together for Europe is in Ukraine, it is doing in Ukraine what Schoenstatt cannot do there, simply because it is not in this martyred country. With the permission of Sant’Egidio (of course, as they wrote to me) we share this newsletter in covenant solidarity. — Two years after the beginning of the war in Ukraine,Read More
Señora de la Nochebuena
CHRISTMAS 2023 • With this prayer to the Lady of the Holy Night, which was part of the “10 minutes together at the manger” in its first years and marked the meaning of this apostolate, and which for 25 years has accompanied the Christmas greetings of the editorial team of, we wish all our collaborators and readers: Blessed Christmas. —Read More
Audacidad de paz
SANT’ EGIDIO, press release and newsletter • From September 10 to 12, Berlin is preparing to host one of the most important international events dedicated to peace: the International Meeting “The Audacity of Peace”, three days of dialogue and prayer for peace of the world religions together with representatives of the world of politics and culture, promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio. — In a world context marked by the sad resurgence of war in Europe and by dramatic conflicts in many parts of the world, in addition to theRead More
JMJ Lisboa 2023
WYD Lisbon 2023, Maria Fischer • It feels like going through withdrawal. The thousands of young people are missing, the hectic pace of press releases and photos offered by the WYD Lisbon 2023 press center, the live transmissions, the work against the clock of the team to cover the experiences in Lisbon… What will the youth of this World Youth Day take with them? And what about us? What about the many critics who were not there, but “know” that there was a lack of critical press, that everythingRead More
Benedetto XVI
UNIVERSAL CHURCH • Benedict XVI has returned to the Father’s House. “It is with regret that I announce that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away today at 9:34 a.m. at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican,” the Director of the Vatican Press Office, Matteo Bruni, announced this morning. The 95-year-old Pope Emeritus had chosen this monastery as his residence after resigning from the Petrine ministry in 2013.— Pope Francis had wanted to publicly share the news about the worsening health condition of his predecessor at the end of theRead More
Peregrinación de los pueblos
ARGENTINA, • The 40th edition of the Pilgrimage of Towns and Villages with the Blessed Mother will take place on October 14th and 15th. This year, the motto is “Mother, may Christ give us his peace.” The restrictions demanded by the Argentinean government due to the Covid 19 pandemic forced the program to be suspended for two years. This year, 2022, thousands of pilgrims will once again set out with the Blessed Mother to walk the 90 kilometers of faith that connect the town of Hasenkamp with the ShrineRead More
Stand with Ukraine
EUROPE, Shrines of Europe • The association of the most important European Marian shrines supports Ukraine’s EU accession and calls on Putin to withdraw Russian troops immediately. — In a public writing to the European Parliament, the Shrines of Europe support Ukraine’s wish to join the EU. And in an open letter to Vladimir Putin, the association of the most important European Marian shrines appeals to the Russian president to immediately withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine: “We oppose Russia’s assault on Ukraine and utterly condemn the devastating hostilities carried outRead More