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ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • “What work did you just do, and what did Jesus say to you? He found you at your table, with your nets, in your things. To your surprise and the surprise of many, his voice resounded in your soul: “Pancho, follow me; and here you are,” said Bishop Francisco Pistilli of Encarnación in the homily for the ordination of Francisco Maria Bosch on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Nuevo Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela.  — The Church of God the Father in Nuevo Schoenstatt was filled to theRead More
PERU, Adriana Cáceres • The Schoenstatt Family from Trujillo, Peru joyfully experienced several activities for priests and seminarians held during the final days of December and the first days of 2019. — A retreat for the members of the Institute of Diocesan priests from Peru took place in the Shrine of Loyalty from 26-29 December 2018. Fr. Christian Löhr, Superior of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests from Germany, led the retreat. Bishop Reinaldo Nann, the current Bishop of the Prelature of Caravelí, Frs. Edgar Merel, Javier Cisneros, Oswaldo PerlecheRead More
Juan María Molina, Schoenstatt Fathers seminarian • In August, I returned to Chile with a question: what will continuing on the journey to the priesthood be like under these circumstances? It is clear that the reality of the Church in the world is not the best, but it is something altogether very different to be studying and living in the center of the storm… The first half of 2018 had me living in Germany at our community’s central house for a time of prayer and study. My seventh year ofRead More
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CHILE, Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, Director of the Schoenstatt Movement in Chile • “It was a very necessary and purifying Family moment,” commented Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, National Director of the Schoenstatt Movement in Chile.  This was in regard to the Mass celebrated on October 18, 2018, in Bellavista.  The occasion was the anniversary of the Covenant of Love and the closing of the “Father Kentenich Year” in the Metropolitan Region, and it became an encounter for uniting as family to “heal and restore, to offer, and to purify.”— “WeRead More
SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • Declaration Today the Vatican has announced that the Holy Father Pope Francis has decreed the dismissal from the clerical state of Francisco José Cox, ex-archbishop of La Serena. Allegations of child abuse that have been denounced in recent months and weeks were the subject of relevant investigations in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and led to this decision. Likewise, they have expressly asked us that he should remain under the custody of our Community.— We receive this news with much shame for the damageRead More
PERU, Fr. Luis Alberto Celis /editorial team • On Thursday, 30 August 2018, the feast of the Solemnity of St. Rose of Lima, Patroness of Lima, Peru and of Latin America, some priests of the first course of Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests went on pilgrimage to her shrine, where they prayed for the intentions of the universal Church and the Church in Peru. —   To mark the occasion of the 400th anniversary St. Rose of Lima’s death, three years ago the Archbishop of Lima launched an App andRead More
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DILEXIT ECCLESIAM, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • I read the news and was horrified. Not again. Boston in 2002. The mass resignation of the Chilean bishops earlier this year after they admitted to covering up cases of abuse. The many reports of the years in Irish institutions, a possible case in a parish I once belonged to but we never found out if or how it was resolved, the story of a friend who didn’t know how to deal with the brokenness of her spouse who revealed to her after their marriageRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer, with material from AICA  • We had to erase a box from the schoenstatt.org weekly newsletters’ mailing list. One of the first people who subscribed and who many times expressed gratitude for receiving it: Fr. Raúl Molaro, from the Archdiocese of Paraná, Entre Rios, a member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, died on 8 August 2018. — The 83-year-old priest died in Villaguay, where he had been pastor of Immaculate Conception parish for several years. He was born in Paraná on 3 January 1935; heRead More
PARAGUAY, Editorial team • “Every word is worth gold!” José Argüello commented to me after re-reading Francisco Pistilli Bishop of Encarnación’s homily at Pablo David Martínez’ ordination to the priesthood. It speaks to the mystery of personal vocation that “is woven into the soul of every life and in the mystery of God’s action.” It is the essential Schoenstatt has and offers as an ecclesial Movement, where everyone according to their vocational choice and coordinated in covenant, serves the Church and its mission and the world that God has entrustedRead More
PARAGUAY, Julio Giménez • Pablito Martínez’ priestly ordination was celebrated on 24 June 2018, in the church of Santa María de la Trinidad in Tupãrenda, while we were still experiencing the after-effects and emotions of Chiquitunga’s beatification – the first Paraguayan woman Blessed – that had taken place the day before. — A completely full stadium Just like during the soccer world championship in Russia the last few days where we saw multitudes, there was also a multitude at the stadium on Saturday, for the beatification of the holy ParaguayanRead More