Roma Tag

ROMA-BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • “It could be them, they look like tourists, and they look somewhat tired…” From the door of Domus Pater Kentenich in Belmonte, those who come to Belmonte on public transportation are seen from a distance; it is almost the image of the merciful father from the Gospel parable! At the bus stop in front of the Belmonte’s lower entrance, there is a group of about ten people; after a few minutes, they begin to move–  Yes, it was them! It was the small group fromRead More
ITALY, by Federico Bauml and Pamela Fabiano • 18 September 2016, is an important date for the Schoenstatt Family since it marks the return of the Italian website to the International Youths’ challenge for’s Italian website At the end of July, the Italian website was no longer up-dated due to an unforeseen shortage of translators of goodwill to translate news received in other languages and because of a lack of Italian news editors. Well, after many meetings, conversations, and above all, after the excitement of the World YouthRead More
An interview with Fr. Marcelo Cervi, Future Rector of the Schoenstatt Shrine and International Center in Rome Belmonte • What does Belmonte in Rome represent? The Belmonte Schoenstatt Shrine and International Center in Rome were a gift from the International Schoenstatt Family to their founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in Rome, in 1965.  Father Kentenich saw this place as a concrete symbol of the International Schoenstatt Work’s full insertion into the Church.  Schoenstatt, as a Catholic Movement, was lacking concrete visibility in the cityRead More
María Fischer • A burning sun, cloudless sky, no shade, 35° C…(95° F) a dozen youths, a priest and a couple determined to sort, carry and place paving stones, strongly hammering, repeatedly quality checking their work, hour after hour, day after day –for a week– all the while transforming sandy and uneven ground at the lower part of the Belmonte Schoenstatt International Center in Rome slowly into a well-proportioned, paved square that serves much more than parking for cars and buses. Why do they do it? Why did they sacrificeRead More
ITALY by Gisela Ciola, Campaign missionary from Trento • I have missioned with the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother in Trento since 2014; it is the only one in this diocese. Many people in this area already have received it, as many as the graces that she has granted us. Milena, a woman from our prayer group asked me if she could take the Pilgrim Mother to her family in Milan, who waited for her with so much love. That was it. During those days, I had scheduled a meeting with Sr. Ivone,Read More
ARGENTINA/BELMONTE, by Mercedes MacDonough and María Fischer • On Pentecost Sunday, 15 May 2016, the “Belmonte Meeting,” near Buenos Aires was unplanned, but it was very fruitful. The plan was to discuss the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, but when meeting on Pentecost…one should be prepared for any surprise! After a conversation about the historic experiences during the blessing of the Shrine of All of Us in Rome in 2004, such as when the accident with the MTA picture for the shrine occurred or when hundreds of Pilgrim Mothers were raised, andRead More
ROME/BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • Along with World Youth Day in Krakow, Mother Teresa’s canonization on 4 September is considered the greatest event of this Holy Year of Mercy. Within the context of the Jubilee of Mercy, Mother Teresa’s canonization motto is “Bearer of God’s tender and merciful love.” The Missionaries of Charity prepared a program that contemplates a series of liturgical celebrations and activities during the days before and after the canonization, as well as the opportunity for the faithful to venerate the relics of the one who willRead More
From Fr Stefan Keller, Rome Representative of the General Council of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, and Chairman of the Fifth General Congress of the Institute of Schoenstatt Priests • Fr Marcelo Adriano Cervi, Priest of the Jaboticabal Diocese, Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and parish priest of the parish of St John Batista in Bebedouro will become the new Rector of the International Schoenstatt Centre in Belmonte, Rome on 20 January 2017. He is the successor of Fr Daniel Lozano, who has undertaken this task since 2 FebruaryRead More
An interview with Fr Christoph Löhr • What does Belmonte stand for? As Schoenstatters we immediately answer: For our Father and Founder, Fr Joseph Kentenich’s, vision of the future; but today, as those responsible for the building and management noted during our meeting with our colleagues for fundraising and communication, that has to be spelled out in detail: What is this vision of the future? This gives rise to the question: What is the future of the Church? How can the togetherness of priests and laity be re-ordered so thatRead More
By Cristina White, Campaign lay-adviser in the Argentinean Nueve de Julio Diocese on the anniversary of Joao Pozzobon’s death • In September 2004, a friend invited me on pilgrimage to Rome for the Belmonte Shrine blessing.  The day we arrived, which was the eve of the blessing, all the international Schoenstatt pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for a large celebration to be held in the Vatican Gardens at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. As a missionary of the Campaign, I had a Pilgrim Mother that Fr. Esteban Uriburu hadRead More