Rome Tag

FRANCIS IN ROME • In the sweltering Roman summer, under the hot midday sun on 26 July 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel of the multiplication of the loaves in front of thousands of pilgrims who, despite the intense heat, gathered in St. Peters Square to hear him and receive his blessing. “To receive Communion means to draw from Christ the grace which enables us to share with others all we are and all we have,” he said. These echo his words during his visit to Bañado Norte inRead More
ROME-BELMONTE, Fr. Daniel Lozano and María Fischer • “Dear friends, brothers and sisters, June was a month with many visitors from Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, USA, Chile, Brazil and a pilgrimage of 80 people from Rome who had made a pilgrimage from the Cor Ecclesiae Shrine to Belmonte. They had Mass, lunch and a relaxed meeting here. At least 50 of them were visiting a Schoenstatt shrine for the first time, and most had never heard of our Family. During Mass St Joseph was the first guest in the form of aRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • During the Angelus on 19 July, Pope Francis entrusted the fruits of his unforgettable trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay to the maternal intercession of the Virgin Mary. Praising the Lord for the “wonders that have been worked in the People of God who are on the way in these lands, for the faith that has animated and animates their life and culture,” the Pope also mentioned the natural beauty of these countries, its great human and spiritual potential and its Christian values. Without forgetting theRead More
We are Pilar de Beas and José A. Alvaredo, a couple from the first course of the Spanish Family Federation. We both come from the youth branches of the movement. We have been married for thirty-three years, have six children and we are the founders and presidents of the Asociación Eduvida [Edulife Association] (, where we have taught courses for engaged couples for more than thirty years, family planning courses for fifteen years (we are monitors of the Sympto-Thermal Couple-to-Couple method) and courses of affective sexual education for ten years.Read More
ITALY – ROME – PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • In less than two hours after the team sent out a call for a service of solidarity to several Schoenstatters who speak Spanish in Rome, Nico Prono, a 21-year-old Paraguayan, who is presently in Rome, wrote: “I already communicated with M. and then with C., her brother who is here; we exchanged contact information and we will continue to talk.” A Schoenstatter’s brother from Chile and his wife were on vacation in Rome when she became seriously ill and had toRead More
Dining halls for the poor, dormitories, evening classes, shelters, family guidance centers, and centers for reintegration of convicts– an initiative a month Rome. In the Vatican dicastery for the New Evangelization and in the Vicariate, they are working on twelve “signs of mercy” that Francis will give the capital during the Holy Year. They will be gestures carried out by the Pope, and they will have a lasting effect in Rome. They are inspired by the spiritual and corporal acts of mercy indicated in the Gospel. That is to feedRead More
ROME – BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • The Feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated at the Vatican on Thursday, in Italy, however, on the following Sunday,  and for that matter the celebration was also held the following Sunday at Santa Gema parish in Rome. Late in the afternoon of a very hot summer day, Santa Gema parish, whose real name is Santa Rufina and Santa Segunda, began to fill for the celebration of the Holy Mass with the faithful of the community and from the International Schoenstatt center at BelmonteRead More
Rome – Belmonte, by María Fischer • Tuesday, 9 June 2015, A thundershower at the end of a hot summer’s day in Rome. It couldn’t be more simple. In the Matri Ecclesiae Shrine in Rome a handful of people have gathered to celebrate Holy Mass – an Argentinian, Brazilians, Germans, Italians and a young walker from the Ukraine who is taking refuge from the rain. As usual there are two jars in the shrine – the big one from the Tuparenda shrine in Paraguay filled with countless slips of paperRead More
By Editorial Team • The website, ANSA, reported that Pope Francis will open a homeless shelter near the Vatican. The structure, which will provide 30 beds, was located after searches and inspections at the intersection of Via dei Penintenzieri and Borgo Santo Spirito. The renovation is still in progress at the site. Over the past months, Pope Francis has had public showers installed and a barbershop set up at the Vatican for the homeless. At the showers, every “homeless pilgrim” received a package with a towel, underwear, soap, deodorant, toothpaste,Read More
Today, Father Daniel Lozano answers: He is a member of the General Directorate of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, from Rosario, Argentina. He has been the Rector of the Matri Ecclesiae Shrine, in Rome, Belmonte since February 2015 •   Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the Covenant of Love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in the world, and in our mission? I dream of it as a force that opens itself toRead More