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SCHOENSTATT, Maria Fischer • It was one of the stormiest days in this stormy month of March, the day when Fr Dr Michael Marmann was buried. Much was said in those two hours while the storm raged around the towers of the Church of the Blessed Trinity. His confreres and successors as Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers, his friends from “Together for Europe”, Schoenstatt members with whom he started in Regensburg, had much to say in those two hours, and at the end his own words resounded, which FrRead More

Posted On 22.11.2018In Covenant Life

“Yes, forever.”

NIGERIA, Michael Okpala • The Contract-Consecration is the form of commitment specific to the Schoenstatt Secular Institutes. Daring to say yes to a divine call is quite daunting because of its demands. However it is even more daunting to say this yes forever. On 20 September 2018 four members of the course, Apostles of the Covenant of Love, who have since been ordained deacons, sealed their perpetual commitment as members of the Schoenstatt Fathers’ community. On the same day, three members of the Stella Sion course sealed their temporary commitmentRead More
SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • On 3 November 2018, a young man was ordained as a priest in Pozuelo Schoenstatt Shrine. I have known this young man since he was a boy because he was my son’s friend son who we always called Edu and is now Fr. Eduardo. —   Cardinal D. Carlos Osoro ordained him, and in his very personal homily, he made him see what is now expected of him, to be transparent in Jesus Christ for all men/women, and he insisted on the all without looking atRead More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala • The novitiate is a very decisive and important aspect of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers’ formation for the priesthood. This is where an individual, together with his course brothers, is introduced into the life and ideals of the community, forms a course, and learns to work and grow with his other brothers as a course. This particular novitiate that began in Nigeria is comprised of ten novices, accompanied by the novice master, Fr. Herbert Opara. —   Embodying and harnessing openness On 20 SeptemberRead More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala • All roads led to the Schoenstatt Fathers Community at Ijokodo, Ibadan, Nigeria, on the 22nd of September 2018 as four members of the course, Apostles of the Covenant of Love, were raised to the transitional diaconate. This diaconate ordination is a precursor to their priestly ordination, which is slated to be in May 2019. In 2019, the Nigerian Community will be celebrating fifteen years of the Shrine in Nigeria. This same priestly ordination in 2019 will bring the number of Nigerian Schoenstatt Fathers to twenty-nine.  “As youRead More
We publish the comunique on Francisco José Cox given by  Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers, given in the context of the recent formal accusations made to the civil and church authorities and published in several Chilean and German media. Communique about Mons. Francisco José Cox   In the context of the recent formal accusations made to the civil and church authorities, and published in the Chilean media, against the archbishop emeritus of La Serena, and a member of our Institute, Francisco José Cox, we wishRead More
ARGENTINA, Rocío Galo • After their first year of studying in Asunción, Paraguay, three novices from the Schoenstatt Fathers – that belong to a group of eighteen novices, departed to Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, to carry out their first pastoral practicum in social work at the Children’s and Julio Perrando hospitals.— From Resistencia, Chaco, the Family welcomed Federico Ibañez Rojas (F), from Paraguay, Johannes Korn (J), from Germany, and Christopher Boardman (C), from the United States, for five months. From March to August, Federico and Johannes carried out their tasks inRead More
BRAZIL, Cassio Leal • The 29th of July was a very special day for the Schoenstatt Fathers and the Jaraguá Sion Shrine. In almost five decades since the Shrine’s founding, the Schoenstatt Family has finally celebrated the first diaconate ordination of a future Schoenstatt Father, a gift for the Shrine’s fifty years. Accompanied by his family and friends, Vitor Possetti became a deacon after a long road of studies, service to his fellowman, and dedication to the Church.— “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique, with material from schoenstatt.org.ar • On the afternoon of Saturday, 28 July, Santiago Nicolás Ferrero Arinci was ordained as a priest with the laying on of hands by Bishop Francisco Pistilli, the Pa’i at the Córdoba Cathedral. Scores of Schoenstatt Father priests and seminarians, along with hundreds of relatives and friends filled the church to capacity. Everyone highlighted the small details that were prepared for the celebration. At every moment, it was noted that Santiago puts a lot of personality in everything he undertakes. — During thisRead More
PARAGUAY, Julio Giménez • Pablito Martínez’ priestly ordination was celebrated on 24 June 2018, in the church of Santa María de la Trinidad in Tupãrenda, while we were still experiencing the after-effects and emotions of Chiquitunga’s beatification – the first Paraguayan woman Blessed – that had taken place the day before. — A completely full stadium Just like during the soccer world championship in Russia the last few days where we saw multitudes, there was also a multitude at the stadium on Saturday, for the beatification of the holy ParaguayanRead More