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FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • The Jubilee Audience on Saturday 14 May took place under a deluge of rain, but this did not stop thousands of pilgrims from crowding St. Peters’ Square to listen to Pope Francis’ catechesis, this time on piety. Pope Francis at St. Peter`s. Photo: Alexey Gotovsky / ACI Prensa Text of Pope Francis’ catechesis, 14.05.2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! It is not a very nice day, but you are brave and you came have come despite the rain. Thank you!Read More

Posted On 12.05.2016In Francis - Message

The Good Shepherd

FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • During the General Audience on 4 May in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis once again condemned the throwaway culture and emphasized that God does not act according to this culture’s parameters, but rather as the Good Shepherd – who does not resign himself to losing even one of his sheep – he goes out in search for each one of his children, especially the greatest sinners and the most abandoned. He goes out to meet the lost sheep…”God’s action is thatRead More
Editors schoenstatt.org • As Fr Juan Pablo Catoggio, the Chairman of the General Presidium of the Schoenstatt Movement, has just learnt, a decisive step was taken in the beatification process of Joseph Engling on 7 April. Fr Joachim Schmiedl , Schoenstatt Father, made the following information available on his Facebook page: “On 7 April 2016 the Pallottine Postulator General, Fr Jan Korycki SAC, handed over the “Positio super vita, virtutibus et fama sanctitatis Josephi Engling Alumni Societatis Apostolatus Catholici” to the Vatican Congregation for Beatifications and Canonisations. In the lastRead More

Posted On 03.04.2016In Covenant Life

Awaiting Schoenstatt!

ROME – BELMONTE, Fr. Peter Lauer • Does Rome need another ecclesiastical educational centre? Many communities have had to close their houses – and Schoenstatt builds! Why? Out of its shell A creative motif you can repeatedly encounter in Belmonte is the snail. A spiral that goes out from a central point. After a number of turns, it opens itself. Schoenstatt a hundred years old. The whole of Schoenstatt gathered in 2014 around the Original Shrine. Yet the pilgrimage went further, to Rome, to Belmonte. That is a sign. LikeRead More
BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • During Holy Week, there were several Schoenstatt pilgrims at Rome from: Costa Rica, Chile, and Paraguay.  Those who saw the transmission of the Holy Mass on Palm Sunday at St. Peter’s Square perhaps saw a Pilgrim Mother raised on high during Pope Francis’ tour. “It is the Pilgrim Mother for expectant mothers and those desiring pregnancy,” commented José Argüello, who belongs to the Rosary Campaign’s Youth Ministry in Paraguay. Many of the Schoenstatters, who were in Rome, also went on pilgrimage to the Belmonte Shrine,Read More

Posted On 12.02.2016In Covenant Life

Wanted: MTA

BELMONTE, by Fr. Darío Gustavo Gatti, Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, Argentina • Dear friends worldwide, brothers/sisters in Covenant… I have lost a runaway Blessed Mother… she is the hidden Queen of Belmonte shown here in these photos. We have lost track of this picture that has been on pilgrimage for a long time throughout the world since 2004. On the occasion of the Blessing of the Shrine of Rome, Belmonte (8 September 2004), and as we walked through Roman streets, the picture destined for the Shrine’s altar was blownRead More
Francis week by week (2) • This week’s “as if spoken to us” message is taken from the homily during the morning Mass at Santa Marta on 21 January 2016 (full sermon here). This week, we read and listen to the message given to the participants at the Mass by the “parish priest of Rome” (as Osservatore Romano has chosen to call these Masses filled with practical and simple messages), as if it were spoken to us as a federal and international movement of men and women, lay and consecratedRead 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 ROME, HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • “Don’t you have another question?” He also noticed that the goodbye was near and perhaps he wanted to give me the joy of enjoying this meeting to the last moment, because we knew that it would not happen again for some time. I went to interview him, but in the end it was he who gently took care that I could ask all of my questions…Trying to be creative for my last question, I told him somewhat abruptly: “Yes, Your Holiness. ThereRead More
Belmonte, BRAZIL, Interviewing Fr. Marcelo Cervi, superior of the Diocesan Priests Institute of the Southern American Region, on the Schoenstatt Shrine in Belmonte • Fr. Marcelo Cervi – well known by all the pilgrims who were in Belmonte during the Jubilee Week in October of 2014 – was interviewed by reporters of the Schoenstatt Movement in Brazil on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the symbolic blessing of the cornerstone for Belmonte by Father Kentenich on December 8, 1965. Fr. Cervi offers this interview by means of Schoenstatt.org forRead More