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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
NIGERIA, Fr. Kingsley Okereke, Jude Eze, Agaptus Ihediuba • As a special Easter gift, the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria issued the brand new Victory Shrine Newsletter, packed with stories from life and the apostolate around the Shrine. — An opportunity presents itself At the beginning of 2018, all Schoenstatt Fathers working in Nigeria gathered around the Victory Shrine for their annual meeting. Fr. Pablo Pol was present as the representative of the Nigerian community in the region. It was indeed an important moment for all our Fathers as they yetRead More
BRAZIL, Schoenstatt Fathers and Editorial Team • He departed for the Father’s House on 27 March at 2:30 pm with forty-five years of priesthood given to the Church through the Schoenstatt Work. Fr. Ottomar Schneider died at age 82 with the rosary in hand, praying the decades in the presence of his community brothers from the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers. — Upon celebrating forty years of priesthood a few years ago Fr. Ottomar Schneider affirmed:  “I am a happy priest. I have never regretted for one second in takingRead More
ARGENTINA, Federico Stellato/Maria Fischer • Since the beginning of February, a symbol, greatly loved by many Schoenstatters from Argentina and beyond, is traveling to various places and communities in Argentina: it has to do with one of the numerous copies of a bronze plate with an impression of Father Kentenich’s hand.  The journey began in Ituzaingo, Corrientes Province, and during March will be in the Archdiocese of Corrientes and Resistencia. — It is an initiative in the context of the Father Kentenich Year and emerged from the Advisers’ Headquarters.  SinceRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Sion’s Feast always has something to surprise us— a visit, an anniversary, and new vocations. This year, the diaconate ordination of Santiago Ferrero brought together not only the pilgrims from Buenos Aires, San Isidro, Villa Ballester, and the areas closest to Florencio Varela, but also, the pilgrims especially from Córdoba, Santiago’s native city and La Plata, where he carried out one of his pastoral practicums. —   It was also surprising for many to see Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio (Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers andRead More
CHILE, Gustavo Hanna Crespo • Since 2012, seminarians from Major College have had a project of social insertion in the southern area of Santiago, Chile, specifically in the community of Puente Alto. In this same place, the Schoenstatt Fathers’ community has a school that takes care of children, teens and youths from this area. Puente Alto is where the Major College’s Holy Week Missions are carried out. The project consists in living in a house for one year with two or three seminarians serving pastorally in the catechesis of theRead More
ARGENTINA, Schoenstatt Fathers • The Schoenstatt Fathers’ Community joyfully invites you to the ordination celebration for Deacons Pablo Andrés Mori and Matías Oscar Clavijo, from Argentina, as priests. Bishop Francisco J. Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación, Paraguay, will ordain them. The celebration will be Saturday, 28 October 2017, at 3:30 pm, in God the Father Church, at New Schoenstatt Shrine, located on Misiones 2501 Street, Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires. We are grateful for your support and friendship during these years of training for the priesthood, and we trust in your prayersRead More
NIGERIA, Collins Ike Nwafor • On 21 September 2017, the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria celebrated a tripartite event: the end of the Course Tertianship for the Apostles of the Covenant of Love; this Course’s sealing a Covenant of Love with Father Joseph Kentenich; and the official beginning of the “Kentenich Year” as inaugurated on 15 September, 2017 by the entire Schoenstatt Movement. The immanence of God continues to radiate in humanity through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God promised by Christ and descended upon the ApostlesRead More
TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD: “Hey guys, Pope Francis wants to hear you” • I never imagined that life in seminary could be filled with so many unforeseen experiences and impressions. I’ve always admired seminarians – those who came to our parish for apostolic work, the few who returned annually for Christmas break, and even the ones who came to our school for retreats. They were the perfect people – or so I thought – committed to the gospel of Jesus with an undying resolution to live chaste in an unchasteRead More
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer • It took them quite awhile to get from Nigeria to Mount Sion in Schoenstatt, Germany, and a little longer to reach the schoenstatt.org team of volunteers who do the shipping and handling, but now they are ready to be sent off to the world: 25 brand new CDs from Nigeria, with 10 Nigerian Schoenstatt songs, written and performed by Schoenstatt Fathers. The first two CDs recently arrived at their destination in Manchester, England, and others were sent to Argentina, Germany, and the USA. In order toRead More