prayer Tag

Maria Fischer and Fr. Egon Zillekens • “Today an elderly lady told me that she prays the Rosary for our intentions in the early evening because it is too late and dark at 8 p.m.!” Fr Zillekens said on Thursday evening during the first hour of prayer for vocations for Schoenstatt. This intention, which was publicised in a letter from Fr Juan Pablo Cattogio on behalf of the General Presidium to all the Schoenstatt communities, was obviously already well known. All who are not present can always join in. ConcernRead More
BONDS OF SOLIDARITY, Maria Fischer • For over five years, Schoenstatt.org has hosted a service that imitates Fr. Kentenich’s initiative in the early years of Schoenstatt, the beginnings of a  Schoenstatt that goes out, specifically to the World War I trenches, making it possible for prayers, thanksgiving and commitments of the Schoenstatt youth to reach the their “little chapel” as they called what we today know as our Original Shrine. By clicking on the “Letters for Mary” link, you can send letters to the Blessed Mother from anywhere in theRead More
GERMANY, Sr. Cordula-Maria Leidig • A small initiative, “Mothers who pray for their families,” was born in June at the Shrine of Loyalty to the Father in Wiesbaden, Germany.  After a long summer break, the second meeting took place on 27 September. This hour a month is truly a gift for mothers who work; during this hour, they allow the love of the Father and the Blessed Mother to flow in their hearts through praise, adoration and petitions. The hour passed quickly beginning with some hymns of praise, followed byRead More
FRANCIS EN ASSISI, María Fischer • It was a quick turnaround plea, as is usual in the digital era, where each item of news, each piece of information, each call is shared within seconds on social networks. Francis is a man of this era, even though his Church is still getting used to the change of time, rhythms and speed. During the Angelus on Sunday, 18 September, Francis called his Church to show solidarity with him and religious leaders around the world in Assisi by praying for peace on TuesdayRead More
Rome, Fr Rolando Montes • On Tuesday Schoenstatt is in Assisi. In covenant solidarity with Pope Francis. In view of Pope Francis’ urgent call to pray for peace this Tuesday, the Schoenstatt Family cannot remain inactive. While our Holy Father is in Assisi with many religious leaders to pray for peace in the world, we will build our own Assisi. Let us meet with friends for prayer, let us ask in our parishes whether there is a prayer for peace there, let us visit a shrine or have our meetingRead More
Maria Fischer • An earthquake measuring 6.2 hit central Italy in the early hours of this Wednesday morning. The earthquake, which happened in the mountainous Rieti region near Perugia could also be felt even in Rome. It is feared that the so far confirmed death toll of 37 will rise. Many people are still buried in the ruins of their houses. Let us pray for the victims, their families and friend, the doctors and all who are hastening at this moment to assist the people in their fear and need.Read More
WYD2016, by Maria Fischer • “Lord, have mercy on your people. Lord, we ask pardon for such cruelty.” This was the message Pope Francis left in the visitors’ book in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the only words he pronounced in this place where horror surpasses words, the imagination, capable of human thought. It is a place that leaves us powerless, destroyed, afraid, horrified at what human beings were capable of doing to other human beings. The Pope did not say anything. He took his time. He simply remained there, in silence, in prayer.Read More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY by AICA and editors • In his words, after leading the Angelus on Sunday, the Holy Father reiterated his condemnation of the “deplorable acts of terrorism and violence” that have taken place in the last few days. Francis said he was “once again shaken by the sad news of the deplorable acts of terrorism and violence” in which “many innocent people lost their lives.” He expressed his closeness to the families of the victims and the injured, and invited them to unite themselves in his prayer, because thisRead More
Our heart and our prayers in our Shrines go out to the victims of the cruel attack in Nice, to their friends and family, to helpers, doctors, police… God, have mercy! Nuestras oraciones en los Santuarios para las victimas del ataque horrible en Nice, sus amigos, sus familias, los médicos, policia… Dios, ten piedad. Unsere Gebete im Heiligtum für die Opfer des furchtbaren Anschlags in Nizza, für ihre Freunde und Familien, die Helfer, die Ärzte, die Polizisten… Gott, hab Erbarmen! #prayforNice Pope Francis: prayer and solidarity “We have followed duringRead More
MASACRE IN ORLANDO – COVENANT SOLIDARITY • “The terrible massacre that has taken place in Orlando, with its dreadfully high number of innocent victims, has caused in Pope Francis, and in all of us, the deepest feelings of horror and condemnation, of pain and turmoil before this new manifestation of homicidal folly and senseless hatred,” was the statement of the Holy See Press Office Director, Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ, released on 12 June, following the attack on a nightclub in Orlando in the United States, in which 53 people diedRead More