Schoenstatt Fathers Tag

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
PARAGUAY, Editorial team of Tupãrenda Magazine • Deacon Pablo Martinez has joyfully assumed his vocation, as he was ordained as a priest by Bishop Francisco Pistilli, bishop of Encarnación, in the Eucharist held in Holy Mary of the Trinity Church in Tupãrenda on Sunday, June 24th at 11:00 pm. Thinking about his emotions, that of his relatives and of the whole Movement, we wanted to get to know him better. —   “We are inspired to act by the example of all those priests, religious, and laity who devote themselvesRead More
SPAIN, Pedro Bras • “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” (Jn. 21:17) It was with a joyful and grateful heart that we approached the Valldoreix shrine, in Barcelona, on June 2nd. This same shrine that was blessed a little more than twenty years ago and ten years ago, saw Eduard Forcada depart for the novitiate now welcomes him again.— “You know that I love you” The affection of the entire Forcada family, the Catalan Schoenstatt Family, and the Sisters of Mary was felt in every detailRead More
SPAIN, editorial team. The bishop of the Diocese of Terrassa, Josep Ángel Saiz Meneses will ordain Eduard Forcada Zamora, a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers. — The celebration will take place on Saturday, 2 June 2018 at 11.30 (Spanish time, GMT +2) at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Barcelona (Passeig del Prat 10, Valldoreix), and will be streamed live via the Internet, so that the whole International Schoenstatt Family can participate. Transmission link:   http://xurl.es/eduardforcada The Schoenstatt Fathers, together with the soon-to-be ordained priest, give thanks for the support andRead More
Victory Shrine
With all the pilgrimages and retreats, the Victory Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria is becoming better, and better known. At the same time, the Schoenstatt Fathers are creative in finding ways to work for a Schoenstatt Movement on the brink of emerging. — NIGERIA, Schoenstatt Fathers • Recollections for youth On 17 March 2018, the South Deanery of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan Youths converged around the Victory Shrine for their Lenten Recollections. During the period of this recollection, they had an opportunity to experience our Lord Jesus Christ in theRead More