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San Pedro
HOLY YEAR 2025, editorial team  •  “The Jubilee has always been an event of great spiritual, ecclesial, and social significance in the life of the Church,” writes Pope Francis, 2022, in proclaiming the Holy Year 2025. ” Ever since 1300, when Boniface VIII instituted the first Holy Year – initially celebrated every hundred years, then, following its biblical precedent, every fifty years, and finally every twenty-five years – God’s holy and faithful people has experienced this celebration as a special gift of grace, characterized by the forgiveness of sins andRead More
Laicos en el Sínodo
SYNOD ON SYNODALITY • This Synodal Assembly is reflective of the call of Pope Francis for lay men and women to participate for the first time, with active voice and a vote. Their particular charism is essential for a healthy discernment of the will of God and listening to the People, so that, as the Holy Father says, they can turn to him to look at him with mercy. — It is worth mentioning the personal efforts of men and women who have come to this Assembly from different partsRead More
Federazione, Italia
ITALY, Marie- Christine Jeannenot •  The weekend of June 17 and 18 was a time of great celebration for the Schoenstatt Apostolic Family Federation in Italy at the Cor Ecclesiae Shrine in Rome. —  Sunshine and joy dominated the meeting, the atmosphere was cheerful and like a Roman “dolce vita” in such a beautiful place as the Schoenstatt Shrine. Imagine this combination of beauty and the scent of spring, and of course the good Italian dinners after the Masses on March 17 and 18. The first course of the ItalianRead More
Il 19 maggio pomeriggio si è svolto, nella parrocchia dei Santi Patroni di Roma (retta dai padri di Schoenstatt) la riunione del Caffè delle coppie
ITALY, Eugenio Minici and Vanda Rebuffat • On the afternoon of the 19th of May, the Café for Couples took place in the Parish of the Patron Saints in Rome, under the direction of the Schoenstatt Fathers. It is an offer of an afternoon of rest and deepening of unity as a couple, of walking together and of original freshness. — The day began with the “couples’ game”, questions for the couples to get to know each other better in the group of couples present. After the game, some themesRead More
PERU/VATICAN, Manuel Huapaya • Every four years the General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis takes place in Rome. The 162 countries that are members of the Caritas confederation around the world meet to review the path they have taken, the experiences they have had and to renew their mission or, in some cases, to amend their paths. At this assembly, a new secretary general and president of Caritas Internationalis are elected. — Since before the pandemic, this is the first time that all the Caritas of the world have gathered againRead More
Visita al Santuario ... de Roma
SHRINES, editorial team • During the National Schoenstatt Meeting in Panama, Fr. José Luis Correa encouraged the Schoenstatters of this country to visit Schoenstatt shrines on their trips to other countries, and then share their shrine experiences. He inspired them to google if and where there are – but no need for this effort. The exact locations of all Schoenstatt shrines (and many wayside shrines) can be found, thanks to the efforts of Norbert Jehle from Germany and Matías Fortuño from Chile, on a map available to everyone. — TheRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml •  It was a few days ago that Father Alexandre Awi Mello was elected to the position of Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers. And on Sept. 1, after meeting with the Holy Father, he celebrated Mass in his Roman parish. — 51 years old, a Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro, Father Alexandre Awi Mello has lived in Rome since 2017, where – in addition to holding the position of Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, which he will continue to hold forRead More
POPE FRANCIS – MEETING WITH THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • On Thursday, September 1, Pope Francis received the participants of the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The Pope emphasized that the mystery of the redemption that Our Lord Jesus Christ has accomplished for all humanity and the whole world has the characteristic note of the Hebrew word berith, covenant, covenant. The blood of Jesus shed on the Cross and offered as a sacrifice of love for all of us (cf. Mk 14:24; 1 Cor 11:25) constituted an irrevocable relationship betweenRead More
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
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