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ITALY, Patricia Manson • For fifteen years now, week after week, a small group of Schoenstattian faithful have been unfailingly meeting every Wednesday at the Cor Ecclesiae Shrine in Rome to pray the Rosary. As long as it was possible, and I could find a ride since I do not drive, I too most willingly would join them to participate in a prayer gathering of a rather new type for me, who grew up in a Protestant environment. — I must admit that at first I met with difficulty inRead More
sinodalidad
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY•  The Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops has decided to extend until August 15, 2022 the deadline for the presentation to the General Secretariat of the Bishops of the summaries of the consultations by the Episcopal Conferences, the Oriental Catholic Churches sui iuris and other ecclesial bodies. — In a press release issued earlier this week, we read: The numerous communications we have received in these first weeks of the synodal  process from the Episcopal Conferences, dioceses and eparchies are truly an encouraging confirmation of thoseRead More
Italia
ITALY, Marie- Christine Jeannenot and Pamela Fabiano • On Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17, the XVII National Meeting of the Schoenstatt Movement in Italy took place in the International Schoenstatt Center of Belmonte: a moment rich in events and fellowship based on the theme of the family, in this special year dedicated to the family by the Pope. — On Saturday the 16th eve, participants arrived from several Regions of Italy, but alas not all owing to pandemic restrictions. In the evening, in an atmosphere of joy andRead More
sinodalidad
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY 2021 – 2023 • With a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will inaugurate the Synod on Synodality on October 10. — Pope Francis will officially open the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican with the Celebration of the Eucharist in St. Peter’s Basilica (Sunday, 10 October), preceded by a Moment of Reflection in the Synod’s New Hall (Saturday, 9 October). We all will be able to follow the proceedings in plenary session from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. in live streaming with tele-radio commentary on VaticanRead More
Roma famiglie
ITALY, Gian Francesco Romano • Sunday, May 30, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, a small group of young families who were accompanied by the Schoenstatt Movement in Rome finally sealed the Covenant of Love with Mary. After approximately two years of preparation, between education, pandemic, reflections and new beginnings, six couples decided to entrust their family journey to Mary, the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt. — The road… troubled The proposal to seal the Covenant of Love with Mary came about in the fallRead More
Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA YEAR • The diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life present the official prayer for the Tenth World Meeting of Families, to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. The official hashtag is already ready: #WMOF2022. — Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery, comments: “Prayer is a way to enter into the heart of the Amoris Laetitia Year and the preparation for the event in Rome. Many families and many communities”, he continues, “have been waiting forRead More
P. Alexandre Awi
POPE FRANCIS/ VATICAN • The Holy Father has appointed as advisor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America the Reverend Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, of the Schönstatt Fathers, secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. — Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., was born on January 17, 1971, in Rio de Janeiro. He was ordained a priest on 7 July 2001, as a member of the Secular Institute of Schönstatt Fathers, and he has occupied the following positions: Parish Vicar of Nossa Senhora das Dores inRead More
ROME, via www.sac.info • On January 19, 2020, the first day of the triduum was celebrated in preparation for the feast of St. Vincent Pallotti with adoration and Vespers, led by Fr. Stanisław Stawicki in the church of SS. Salvatore in Onda. The Holy Mass was presided over by Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, the Secretary to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and also a member of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers. Many members of the Union of Catholic Apostolate and friends of St. Vincent participated inRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • Those who know the Schoenstatt Movement’s history in Italy know how closely it is linked to South America, and in particular to Argentina and Paraguay, the birthplaces of priests that over the years have alternated in its foundation and in its construction. During this hot Roman summer in the nearby capital, this history has experienced another touching chapter, characterized by “steps” of three of those priests that gave and received a great deal from our Belpaese (beautiful country). – At the beginning of August, Father CruzRead More
ITALY, Eugenio Minici • On Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Matri Ecclesiae Shrine in Belmonte-Rome (the International Schoenstatt Center at Belmonte), the Couple’s Feast Day was held, which is a day set aside for couples of all ages — married or engaged—providing an opportunity for serenity and a deepening of the couple’s unity together, and renewing its original freshness, in the light of the Schoenstatt Movement’s Christian experience.— Father Marcelo Cervi, rector of the International Schoenstatt Center at Belmonte-Rome gave the introduction. Father Beltrán, Father Facundo, Sister Vera Lucia, SisterRead More