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SYNOD ON THE AMAZON – material from various agencies • This 20 October 2019 will go down in the history of the Church as the day on which the “Catacomb Pact for our Common Home” was signed. — As on 16 November 1965, at the same place and in the same sprit, the Church is renewing the same obligation that was signed a few days before the end of the Second Vatican Council. On that day 42 Council Fathers celebrated the Eucharist in the Catacombs of St Domitilla in orderRead More
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POPE FRANCIS – WORLD DAY OF THE POOR • On the second World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis called for us to listen to the “cry of those who live in troubled waters”. At the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, he admonished the Church and the faithful for not paying more attention to the “momentary storms”, but to “invite Jesus on board” and like him, give our hands to the poor. — And not only out of a sense of social responsibility (this too), but a theological need: anRead More
ITALY/UNIVERSAL CHURCH, Schoenstatt.org with the Sant’Egidio Press Office • “Dear friends, thank you very much for your friendship and affection. We are sending you the German translation of the address by Pope Francis and Prof. Andrea Riccardi on the 50th anniversary of the Sant’Egidio Community.” This was the message sent to Schoenstatt.org by Cesare Zucconi, the Secretary General of the Sant’Egidio Community on the morning of 13 March, on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election.  “The poor are your treasure,” is the central focus of Pope Francis’ message. ThatRead More
ITALY, Community Sant’Egidio • Sant’Egidio welcomes with great joy the announcement of Pope Francis’ visit to the Community for its 50th anniversary – on Sunday 11th March in Trastevere. Pope Francis will meet once more with the “people of Sant’Egidio”. After meeting with Prof. Andrea Riccardi who initiated the path of the Community 50 years ago in Rome, His Holiness will encounter some representatives coming from different cities of Italy and the world, followed by the youngsters of Sant’Egidio and the poor friends of the Community: refugees – here thanksRead More
Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor; schoenstatt.org editorial team • Let’s always remember that our faith is concrete: the Word became flesh, not an idea!  — This tweet by Pope Francis posted a few days ago is a good summary of one of his key concerns, a concern that he shares with Fr. Kentenich and with many of his spiritual sons and daughters. From the Cross, Jesus did not say to us: “Here are your books,” but rather said: “Here is your mother.” Real life. TheRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona, National Director for the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina • We share the covenant letter sent to the Schoenstatt Movement in Argentina with a message that can be adapted and applied to all of our realities.   Dear brothers and sisters in the Covenant, Every 18th of October, we are invited to immerse ourselves in the mystery of the Covenant to give thanks and remember the Blessed Mother’s actions in the history of our Family. We would not be what we are if she had not touched theRead More
ROME/THE VATICAN, by Fr. Rolando Gilbert Montes de Oca Valero, member of the Federation of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests in Cuba, studying in Rome • The morning of 4 September 2016, in Rome, dawned differently.  There was a great movement of pilgrims towards St. Peter’s; they had come from all over the world.  Joyfully, I was able to recognize the Archbishop of Bujumbura, Burundi and many other Africans.  Flags from Australia and many European countries were waving.  I met Latin Americans from many nationalities that I was able to share with,Read More
FRANCIS – WEEKLY QUOTES • Every part of the Church, and many others outside of her – believers or non-believers – have received Pope Francis` clear and hope-filled words. They are also words that motivate us to assume the responsibility we all have to build a world in accordance to the Will of God, in the strength of the Spirit and through the way of Christ. Cardinals and bishops, priests, men and women religious, novices and seminarians, families, the youth and elderly, communities and institutes have received this challenge toRead More
Pope Francis has invited a group of homeless people from Rome to go to Turin to pray before the Holy Shroud, which will be on exhibit in the city until June 24, the Vatican newspaper, “L’Osservatore Romano” confirmed. Pope Francis wanted to offer these pilgrims, without resources, the opportunity to participate in this event.He financed the trip for two buses for those who often live and sleep beneath the columns of Saint Peter’s Square and its surroundings. He did it through the management of the Vatican almoner, Konrad Krajewski, whoRead More
Pope Francis took part in the opening of the Milan 2015 Expo, which this year has as its theme “Feeding the planet, energy for life,” via a live television connection on Friday 1 May. He called on the participants to use this opportunity to promote the globalization of solidarity, especially toward the million “starving faces” of many brothers and sisters who suffer from this scourge. Full text of the Pope’s speech Dear brothers and sisters, good day! I am thankful for the opportunity to unity my voice with those ofRead More