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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
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Costa Rica was a likely place, where for the first time at a Schoenstatters’ retreat, the new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), was the topic. — On Sunday, 8 April, fifteen men from the Men’s Branch had their afternoon retreat close to the Family of Hope Shrine. Fr. José Luis accompanied and inspired them with a personal meditation. Monday, 9 April through Tuesday the 10th, it was the Mothers’ Branch’s turn. Seventy-five women arrived at the St. Benedict retreatRead More

Posted On 28.07.2017In Covenant Life

A Second honeymoon

PARAGUAY, Adriana Cardozo • At the entrance of the Retreat House, the hosts (affectionately called “parents) warm welcome and a postcard marked the official start of a long-awaited marriage adventure, the Family Branch retreat at the introductory level. After a self-knowledge workshop, forty-seven couples from different cities belonging to the Diocese of San Lorenzo were ready to relive the best years of their lives together especially learning facets that they had never discovered in each other. The premise of the first workshops was very interesting. The focus on self-knowledge wasRead More
Around the Original Shrine, Inés Lagos • “Sister, do you have girls?” Many people who live in Vallendar or its surrounding areas and who know Schoenstatt Zeit (Time in Schoenstatt) ask this question. This “Time in Schoenstatt” gathers girls from the youths of different countries for two months in which we work in the Sisters’ different houses, and we visit the most significant places in the Movement’s history. But above all, it was about a “time for Schoenstatt”: to live Schoenstatt, to allow ourselves to be sheltered by the BlessedRead More
by Adilia Schweizer, Johannes Höfle and Maria Fischer • Painting exercises?…that can be patented, because there has not been anything like this until now. In reality, a few young people professionally and creatively painted the house chapel white and with sun-drenched pastel colors, while praying and meditating about how to be painters and builders of their own life. In other words, a few youths reflected upon a luminous idea’s creative strength about who they are, why they exist and what they do, and about who is ultimately the one whoRead More