refugees Tag

Flüchtlinge aus der Ukraine
POLAND, Father Arkadiusz Sosna •  Until now I have associated the “Four Seasons” with the composition of Antonio Vivaldi. This year it is quite different: in our Sion, the four seasons from March until today related to the presence of refugees from Ukraine and constant change. It is difficult to speak of refugees when the weeks fly by, and we continue to share this tough time of war; people have become our guests. — From the beginning of March 2022 until today, two people have been with us permanently. ARead More
Taller de cocina chilena
CHILE, Verónica Morandé • Experience has shown us that in the current conditions, the best way to help in the education of others is through workshops. In them, the students interact with the teachers and with each other, discovering the contents of the lessons, but also their own abilities, supporting and complementing each other, achieving a much greater progress not only in the understanding of the subjects, but also in personal appreciation and mutual support. —  In addition to these values, we emphasize the importance of direct contact between peopleRead More
Migrantes en Santiago
108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR)• In a new video, Pope Francis speaks of the diversity of faith expressions and devotions as an opportunity to grow in catholicity. In preparation for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on the last Sunday of September, the Holy Father invites us to grow together as a Church, realising that many Catholic migrants and refugees revitalise the Christian communities that welcome them.— In the video, you’ll discover the witness of Saint Mary of the LakeRead More
Nakivale
UGANDA, Maria Fischer • The first real life covenant day photos of this August 18, 2022 reached me short after starting my work, and they came from Uganda, exactly from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, hosting 119,587 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea. One of them is Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, from Burundi. Since he came there, he works to spread Schoenstatt, with one Pilgrim Mother and the great missionary zeal in his heart. — Uganda isRead More
2022
POPE FRANCIS – Easter Message 2022 • At 12 noon, from the Central Loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Holy Father Francis addressed the Easter Message to the faithful present in St. Peter’s Square and to those listening to him through radio, television and other media. — Then, after the announcement of the granting of the indulgence given by Cardinal Protodeacon Renato Raffaele Martino, the Pope imparted the “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing. We publish below the Easter Message of the Holy Father: Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus, theRead More
Häuser
POLAND, Maria Fischer •  There are many houses in Schoenstatt, around the Original Shrine and around numerous other Shrines throughout the world. Houses built to accommodate Schoenstatt visitors in large numbers and to provide educational opportunities for them and others. Schools are also numerous. Other houses – much fewer – are places of social commitment for the poorest and most vulnerable. Covenant of Love social and in solidarity. And then there are the houses of history… The first and the latter often empty and the subject of reflection on howRead More
Ukrainische Flüchtlinge
Poland/Ukraine, P. Arkadiusz Sosna/mf. • “Starting from today we are welcoming the people of Ukraine in our home. In this moment I am on the train. I see many people, most of whom are women with children. Right now, all is calm here. Up to yesterday, more than seven hundred thousand refugees had arrived. The men have gone off to fight in Ukraine. They are around 70,000”, so wrote father Arkadiusz Sosna from Poland this past March, imploring prayers for peace.  — Some have stayed just for a short while, “only passingRead More
Ucrania
POLAND/UKRAINE/SPAIN, Benjamin Arizu • Concrete Solidarity: Benjamin (34 years old, 4 children) and Juan (22 years old) Arizu, sons of Ambrosio Arizu, from the Spanish Family Federation and initiator of “Madre, ven”, went together to Poland, rented two vans and traveled to the Ukrainian border to look for people and take them wherever they needed. — Benjamin has been married for eight years, has four children and is with his wife in the Madrid Family League. Juan is finishing university and recently came back from his missionary work in Asturias,Read More
Lichterkette für den Frieden - Lichterkette für die Ukraine
GERMANY, schoenstatt.org network • A sign of solidarity: on Friday evening, more than 250 participants, candles in hand, formed a human chain from the little chapel to the Victory Column in Dietershausen (Fulda district). “We want to help and pray for the people in the war zone. We hope that the hopeless situation will be solved and the suffering in Ukraine will end,” said Ilona Wehner, a citizen from Dietershausen and initiator of the action. —   The idea came up spontaneously: “I woke up and thought that only aRead More
Mediterráneo
ITALY, Fides Agency • Today, Wednesday, February 23, the unique meeting of Catholic Bishops and Mayors of Mediterranean countries met in Florence to attest and re-propose the role of the Mediterranean Sea as a “frontier of peace”, in the wake of prophetic intuitions cultivated during the Cold War years by the great Florentine Mayor Giorgio La Pira. The meeting began this afternoon with an introduction by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, and will end on Sunday 27 with Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in the Basilica of Santa Croce. — DuringRead More