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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
By Maria Fischer • The General Congress of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests begins on Saturday, 15 January, at the Priests’ House on Mount Moriah, Schoenstatt. A total of 36 priests from eight provinces will gather until the 30 January and then they will have a second gathering on 14-28 August. Delegates from the Province of Burundi, founded in 2015, who now have the right to vote, will attend for the first time. Other news: two members from the Philippines Institute have been invited to the Congress as observers;Read More
FRANCIS IN ROME – CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY• “Where God is born, peace is born. And where peace is born, there is no longer room for hatred and for war.” Merry Christmas to Rome and the whole world. As is tradition, Pope Francis gave his “Urbi et Orbi” blessing from the main balcony of the gallery above St. Peter’s Basilica to several thousand Catholics. In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called for peace among the Israelis and Palestinians, condemned “brutal acts of terrorism” by the IslamicRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • “Like the shepherds of Bethlehem, may we too, with eyes full of amazement and wonder, gaze upon the Child Jesus, the Son of God. And in his presence may our hearts burst forth in prayer: Show us, Lord, your mercy, and grant us your salvation,” Pope Francis wished the faithful who joined him for 2015 Midnight Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis called on the faithful to allow themselves to be embraced by the Christ Child and toRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “All of us are called to immerse ourselves in this ocean, to let ourselves be reborn, to overcome the indifference which blocks solidarity, and to leave behind the false neutrality which prevents sharing,” said Pope Francis as he presided at the Mass on 1 January on the feast of Mary, Mother of God and the 49th World Day of Peace in St. Peter’s Basilica. Then and before praying the Angelus, the pontiff invited the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to open their hearts, awakening careRead 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