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PARAGUAY, Lourdes and Jaime Ortiz • The Rosario de la Aurora (Dawn Rosary) started on Saturday, 5 March 1999, at Santuario Joven in Asunción. We go back to December 1998, when Schoenstatt in Paraguay held its annual Schoenstatt Family Planning Meeting, where the motto and the objectives for the year 1999 were decided.— We participated as the recently elected leaders of the League Members of Asunción. At one point during the meeting, while sharing with the other participants, the representatives from the Diocese of Ciudad del Este commented that theyRead 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
LET US PRAY WITH POPE FRANCIS, editorial team • Never far from the daily events, on 14 July Pope Francis used his Twitter account to send “send my cordial greetings to all those following the World Soccer Championships that begin today in Russia. I hope this sports event may be a positive opportunity for encounter and fellowship.” While the world’s interest turns to the World Cup, Pope Francis on 17 June once again used the Angelus prayer to call for a globalization of solidarity with nations and people who areRead More
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel On 15 February, Pope Francis announced that Friday 23 February would be a day of prayer and fasting for the resolution of the conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  — For many of us, these places are very far away and it is difficult to feel empathy for people we know nothing about. These are also places that the media often ignores.  I live in South Africa but even here, the main news channels rarely report on the raging conflictsRead More
ENGLAND, Mary Cole • Last year our Methodist friends suggested that our three churches in Kearsley, Greater Manchester, should mark the Week of Christian Unity together each year, and to make a start they suggested a time of prayer in our shrine. We gladly took up the idea, and arranged to meet at 10 a.m. on 20 January 2018. The organisers had said privately that they would be happy if ten people turned up the first time, but more than double that number were there. Some young men even stoodRead More
SYNOD 2018, María Fischer • On the 31st of December the large survey in preparation for Synod 2018 ended. Now what? “Join us, dedicate a prayer for Synod 2018. One prayer. Each day. The whole world. Together we are Church.” This invitation for the initiative, “Pray for Synod” extended from its website as well as other social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), invites young people, older people and the entire Church to accompany the preparation for the Synod about Youths—Faith and Discernment in October 2018— with a network of prayer.Read More
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • On Covenant Day, Monday, 18 December, in the Shrine of Father’s Liberation, in La Plata, Argentina, a prayer chain began for the Argentinean Marian Family Missions of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement. These will be carried out in Ranchos, Province Buenos Aires, from the 21 to 28 of January 2018, with families who belong to the Diocesan Family of La Plata and have 20 years of missionary experience, and in Seguí, Province Entre Ríos from the 22 to 28 Jaunuary 2018, with families who belongRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • Exactly five years from the first Madrugada (Daybreak), on 17 November, the “Madrugadores del Cerro” celebrated with a Holy Mass, the immense loyalty to the Blessed Mother over these past five years, and the perseverance of each one of the men. Providentially the ceremony coincided with the 30th Anniversary of the priestly ordination of their adviser, Fr. Juan José Riba. The celebration was complete! A little bit of history They were born in Comodoro Rivadavia, province of Chubut, the cradle of the Argentinean Madrugadores, and littleRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis is praying for them. There are prayers of intercession to Enrique Shaw, an Argentinean businessman who is on the way to sainthood because he was also a sailor. Cardinal Mario Poli prayed for them during a Mass at the Cathedral in Buenos Aires. The community of Schoenstatt businessmen and the circle of missionaries responsible for the current of wayside shrines in the Don João Rome in Belmonte are praying. A group of people who attend Mass in the Marienau Shrine and the Schoenstatt.org “Dreamteam”Read More
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Do you ever look around at the world and feel completely hopeless? I work in media, and there are days that I just can’t watch another news program or read another newspaper. There is so much misery, despair, and power games at the cost of the most vulnerable people of the world. The problems are so complex and I am powerless to make even the slightest difference to alleviate the world’s troubles. But yet, I am moved by the suffering of countless millions. The needRead More