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GERMANY, Press Office of the Archbishopric of Munich-Freising/Editorial Office • “How much we long for priests who are ready for devotion, ready to give their lives”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx emphasized with regard to Blessed Karl Leisner, who 75 years ago, on December 17, 1944, was secretly ordained priest in the Dachau concentration camp by the Bishop of Clermont, Gabriel Piguet, who was also imprisoned there. Today it is also about reforms, “but at the core of the question is: Is a priest ready not only to read Mass, but toRead More
GERMANY, Pfr. Christoph Scholten/red.  • Such memories remain with you and shape you, even after weeks: Emmaus Talks in the Sonsbeck Switzerland or in a paddle boat on the river Niers, talks about Fridays for Future and Laudato Si`, intensive proximity to Karl Leisner in the confrontation with his words and his actions…Two deacons and ten priests from the eight dioceses of Aachen, Augsburg, Muenster, Osnabrueck, Rottenburg-Stuttgart, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Trier and Wuerzburg met on the Karl Leisner pilgrimage march under the motto “Apostle time – receive the power of the HolyRead 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
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca • A fresh wind is blowing in the Caribbean and the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests who second it. The reason for this was from July 23-27 the international delegates of the Federation gathered in Santo Domingo. They shared the life of their local communities; they posed challenges, and they took one more step toward the International Federation constitution. — The warm welcome was the gathering’s first gift, evidence of the Dominicans careful, down to the last detail preparation so that each delegateRead More
GERMANY/ ROME BELMONTE, Maria Fischer • “But that’s the same plaque we have in our shrine”, Fr Rolando Gibert Montes de Oca Valero, a member of the Priests’ Federation in Cuba and at present studying communication science in Rome, remarked at the end of the first meeting of the Pastoral Commission of Belmonte when the members of the Commission entered the newly completed chapel in the Casa dell’Alleanza. “In our shrine?” one of his Brazilian confreres asked him. “It is in our shrine on Mount Moriah in Schoenstatt.” “We haveRead More
Fr. Egon M. Zillekens • At the decisive moment no one took a photo. It was good that that was so, because we had to look for and find a photo that possibly expressed better than any other what the decision-makers of the regional Priests’ Federation from Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and the Czech Republic had experienced in the afternoon of 25 October towards the end of their annual regional conference, and what the Priests’ Federation of this territory wants to do in the coming year. The photo shows our ProphetRead More
Maria Fischer • Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, wrote in the evening of All Saints: “From our baptism we stand with one foot in heaven, the saints with both. Here’s a toast that the distance between the first and second step will never be too big!” In the night between All Saints and All Souls Fr Heinz Künster, the guardian of the Father Symbol for the Original Shrine, and, perhaps less well known, also of the “Peregrina del Padre”, the picture of the Pilgrim Mother which Joao Pozzobon gave FrRead More
BURUNDI, From Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector • Since 2 August 2016 we have the first members of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation in Africa. They entered into the covenant of love in the form of their perpetual consecration in the shrine at Bujumbura, Burundi, after a development lasting eighteen years. On the occasion of this event the International Gathering of the Federation met with delegates of the countries and the leaders at this place – just as they do each year in a different country; this was the eighth time.Read More
Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, by Klaus Rennemann and Oskar Bühler • The Fifth General Congress of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests opened with a common Holy Mass in the Original Shrine on Sunday, 17 January 2016. Thirty-four delegates from the eight Regions of the worldwide community, as well as two appointed members from the Philippines, will now meet from 16-30 January for the first session on Mount Moriah. A first: Opening of the Congress in the Original Shrine Besides the five German Regions (to which the members fromRead More
FRANCIS IN CUBA – MISSIONARY OF MERCY • On the second day of his visit to Cuba, Pope Francis improvised an address to the bishops and the religious, calling for “poverty and mercy.” Taking up the theme of the sermon in the Mass, from disinterested service instead of service of the other and also of one’s own misery, he emphasized the service that many missionaries had carried out in the Caribbean island. He thanked them for this service, particularly toward the little ones, the neediest. “There are pastoral services whichRead More