Pope Francis Tag

rosario pandemia
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • The family of the Holy Rosary of the Pilgrim Mother in Goya invites everyone to pray the rosary during the month of May, joining in the Holy Father’s request. — Everyone is invited to gather at 13:00 local at any shrine, church, home shrine or heart shrine. The rosary will unite us in a network of shrines, in a covenant of love that calls on the Lord’s help to put an end to the pandemic. Thirty shrines, representing all the shrines of the world, will prayRead More
Rosario en los santuarios
POPE FRANCIS – MONTH OF MAY IN 30 SHRINES • On Saturday, 1 May, Pope Francis presided over the praying of the Rosary during the inauguration of the prayer marathon for the end of the pandemic, that will continue every day throughout May in various Marian shrines around the world, in a “rosary without borders,” as Alessandro De Carolis, from Vatican Media described. — “From ‘W’ for Walsingham to ‘P’ for Pompeii. This is the alphabet of the Rosary, the alpha and omega of the worldwide Marian marathon, that beganRead 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
Ir a Galilea
EASTER VIGIL 2021, POPE FRANCIS • Go to Galilee. This is Christ’s invitation, which the Holy Father makes his own Easter after Easter. In his homily during the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis explains what it means to “go to Galilee” to see Jesus again. Firstly, it means to “begin anew” from the “place of our first love.” Because it is always possible to “begin anew” and to overcome our weaknesses, even after the pandemic. Secondly, to “go to Galilee” means, according to the Pope, “setting out on new paths” becauseRead More
Familia Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR, Maria Fischer • To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Amoris Laetitia apostolic exhortation about the beauty and joy of family love, Pope Francis on 19 March inaugurated a “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, which will end on 26 June 2022, at the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. — This special year is an initiative of the Holy Father, who is inviting us to engage in a renewed reading of the document and proposes reaching all families around the world by meansRead More
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González and Maria Fischer • The riot in the Tacumbú prison, the largest in Paraguay, ended with seven deaths from stab wounds, some with their throats slit, only two of them were convicted prisoners. This is not just another piece of news. I am thinking that our boys, those boys I met in the juvenile prison, those boys who offered me the first tereré (local drink) of my life, who told me about their dreams for a family, for a dignified life, when they turn 18 mayRead More
Rafael Mota Focolare fidelidad dinámica
Fr. Rafael Mota, Schoenstatt Father, Brazil • I would like to share my reflections about the  recent message by Pope Francis to the Focolare Movement at the end of his General Assembly in early February. — How is this message relevant for us?                   Strictly speaking, this reflection is addressed to the Focolare Movement. Therefore, we can’t simply transplant it into our reality. In the Church’s organizational structure, Focolare and Schoenstatt belong to the same category – movements and new communities – but we cannot presume that the words addressed to oneRead More
crisis autoreferencialidad
POPE FRANCIS TO THE FOCOLARE MOVEMENT • This morning Pope Francis received in private audience the 362 participants of the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement, a representation of whom were present in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican and with the majority connected via internet. Welcoming them, he extended his greetings to all members of the Focolare Movement. He encouraged them to remain faithful to the original source of their charism while remaining in dialogue with new social and cultural situations. He invited them to beware of anyRead More
Video del Papa
POPE FRANCIS, Prayer Intention January 2021 • The first Pope Video of 2021 is centered on human fraternity. The Holy Father calls for people of different religions, cultures, traditions and beliefs to return to the essential: love of neighbor. “Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all”, the Pope asks in the January edition of the “Pope Video”. —  Read More
bendición
Original Shrine, Maria Fischer • There were some snowflakes that gently fell on the Original Shrine, in the first minute of the New Year 2021. Inside the Shrine, few people, on this New Year’s Eve 2020 without fireworks and celebrations. Father Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, was there, and he spontaneously decided to expose the Blessed Sacrament, and after a few minutes of silent adoration, he imparted the sacramental blessing to those present and to all of Schoenstatt.— The bells of the Original Shrine rang toRead More