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FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY• On Monday, the Vatican Office of Papal Charities inaugurated a new initiative for the neediest: a medical clinic for the homeless, located alongside the showers and barbershop that Pope Francis made available in St. Peter’s Square. “We are grateful to Pope Francis for wanting once again to give a concrete sign of mercy in St. Peter’s Square to the homeless and suffering,” said Lucia Ercoli, Director of the Association of Solidarity Medicine. “Our doctors, along with those of FAS (Health Care Fund)Read More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • During February’s jubilee audience, Pope Francis recalled that “in this Season of Lent, the Church invites us to learn to know the Lord Jesus ever better, and to live the faith in a consistent way with a lifestyle that expresses the mercy of the Father. It is a commitment that we are called to take on in order to offer to those we meet the concrete sign of God’s closeness. Full text of Pope Francis’s catechesis during the Jubilee Audience, 20.02.2016Read More
BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • During his general audience, which coincided with Ash Wednesday, and on the eve of the 12th Apostolic Trip taking him to Mexico as a “Missionary of Mercy and of Peace,” Pope Francis asked to be accompanied with prayer: “The day after tomorrow, I shall embark on my Apostolic Journey to Mexico, but first I will go to Havana to meet my dear Brother Kirill. I entrust to your prayers both the meeting with Patriarch Kirill and the visit to Mexico.” On 11 February, the FeastRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • The General Audience on 3 February, a week before the start of Lent and just before his visit to Mexico, Francis moved through St. Peter’s Square greeting the pilgrims accompanied by two children whom he invited to climb onto the popemobile. The Holy Father dedicated the General Audience to divine justice and perfect mercy, as well as forgiveness. “This is a difficult journey. It requires that those who have been wronged be ready to forgive and desire good and salvation forRead More

Posted On 12.02.2016In Covenant Life

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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
Oskar Bühler – On the hundredth birthday of Msgr. Wilhelm Wissing (1916-1996) on 31 January • “What sort of greenhorn have the bishops sent us now?” That was the question the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenaur, put to one of his ministers after the new director of the “Catholic Bureau” in Bonn had introduced himself. The new representative of the German Bishops to the German government and parliament, Wilhelm Wissing, who at the time was 42, was a priest of the Munster Diocese who had been in charge of the CatholicRead 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
ITALY, by Pamela Fabiano • The Roman family participated in the Covenant of Love of three girls from the Girls’ Youth on 18 December, at Cor Ecclesiae Shrine, Via Aurelia Antica, Rome. It had been several years since a Covenant of Love had been celebrated within the Italian Girls’ Youth, and not because the Blessed Mother had not called the girls’ hearts to herself. The desire to entrust their lives to the Blessed Mother, will all that it entails, and to allow themselves to be educated by her, was veryRead More
ROME, BELMONTE, from Maria Fischer • “You always encourage us, give good ideas, help us to feel more united internationally and give us enthusiasm to collaborate!” A comment about the newsletter from Belmonte from Bellavista, Chile. “Not only the newsletter, but also Belmonte must do that”, remarked Martin Emge. Encourage, give good ideas, help Schoenstatters to feel united internationally, and give enthusiasm to collaborate. If the newsletter does us good, the conclusion must also be that many more Schoenstatters should come to enjoy it. We have had this monthly newsletterRead More