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Madre ven - Gibraltar
SPAIN, Maria Fischer • “In this difficult moment, Mother of Mercy, “Madre, Ven” [Come, Mother in Spanish]. The image of Our Lady of Ephesus arrived from Ephesus (Turkey) in Valencia to visit the sick, elderly, prisoners, and religious communities. — Thus reads the note from Ainhoa Clavel from COPE in Valencia. A Pilgrim Mother has been traveling through Spain since May and people come from their homes to greet her, give her flowers, offer her rosaries, hymns, and prayers. A phenomenon in a country that has a high number ofRead More
SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • In this congress, we have had the opportunity to live a unique experience, even to the moment in which we have learned and received from others.  We hope to have contributed something of our own and we wish that to this experience others come in the future who can show us the way to continue on the way together.— Surely as many  already know that the passed weekend in Madrid, Spain, the celebration of the Congress for the Laity 2020 took place.  More than 2,000 representativesRead More
CHILE, Gonzalo Díaz and Barbara Brain • “We invite you with great hope to unite with us in mobilizing yourselves this Pentecost. At such crucial moments in the life of the Church, we want to ask the Holy Spirit to renew us with his light, warmth, and strength and to make of us credible witnesses to the gospel.” – This simple and direct call, from a small group of Schoenstatt members in Chile, grew from a trickle of enthusiasm among various groups of our downcast Chilean church. Wounded by casesRead More
Letter by Pope Francis to the People of God, 20.08.2018 • On 31 May 2018, Pope Francis wrote a letter to the people of God in Chile, to this Church wounded by sexual abuse and the abuse of power. Like in Ireland, Germany, United States, Argentina….We know that as Schoenstatt, we are part of this Church, that there are Schoenstatters who abused and covered it up, and there are Schoenstatters who suffer with the pain of the victims and the entire people of God. Now, the Holy Father shared, withRead More
SCHOENSTATTERS AT THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH: Fr. Alexandre Awi, the new secretary for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life On 1 September, Fr. Alexandre Awi, a Schoenstatt Father from Brazil, who up until May this year was the National Movement Director for Brazil, officially took up his task as the Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Before starting his new job and after having spent several months in the house of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Trastévere, Rome, where he finished his doctoral thesis and studiedRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “Then, suddenly, the Spirit blew over Paul VI Hall. With all of the synod fathers and during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis announced the urgency of a “healthy decentralisation” of the Church that results in a “conversion of the papacy” and the authority of the Church, where first and foremost, the people of God are heard,” who “participate in Christ’s prophetic office.” One of the many comments in the international press on Pope Francis’ speech during the ceremonyRead More