Schoenstatt Fathers Tag

Kerala
INDIA, Fr Jerin Choondal ISch • The Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Movement in Kerala held a Christmas Celebration on 11 Dec 2022. — Students belonging to SadhuPadana Sahaya nidhi (our scholarship students) also participated in the celebrations. There were a couple of speeches and many welcoming words: Fr Jiju Kilukkan, the Rector of the house welcomed all those who had come to the gathering. Fr Paul Pananamkulam, the Regional Superior of the Providence Region, Kerala, delivered the Presidential Address. Fr Jerin Choondal, the movement director, expressed his joy in this gathering.Read More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya • A long line of men and women of different ages, many of them with children by their hands or in their arms, approached the Schoenstatt Shrine of Quito on the first Wednesday of November, as they have done on every first Wednesday of the month since the beginning of the pandemic. Without jostling or fighting for a place at the front, they waited patiently, hopefully, and gratefully for their turn. They are the pilgrims of the shrine, the privileged ones of Mary, the simple handmaidRead More
Nigeria
NIGERIA, Fr. Pablo Pol / María Fischer • November 1st, the Feast of All Saints, was a very special day for the community of Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria. On the grounds of the future shrine in Ibeju Lekki, near Lagos, Nigeria, a wayside shrine was blessed and the foundations of the future house of the Schoenstatt Fathers were laid at this place. — Fr. Alexandre Awi, the new Superior General of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, who came to Africa for the first time, presided over the celebration,Read More
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ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • “The Catholic Church, which through this Ecumenical Council holds high the torch of religious truth, wants to show herself as the loving mother of all, kind, patient, full of mercy and goodness…”. It has been 60 years since these words of St. John XXIII were heard at the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. This loving Church Mother of all is experienced in hundreds and hundreds of corners of the world. We experience, concretely and with our hands, in front of the shrine in Quito,Read More
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ECUADOR, María Fischer • Actually, they have long been pilgrims, part of Schoenstatt’s popular and pilgrimage movement. They come to the Shrine (at least) once a month or perhaps more often, some even every Sunday. They seek an encounter with God, with Mary, the Mother of Grace, who is also the Bread Mother, as Father Joseph Kentenich made clear in the Dachau concentration camp. There, during the time of famine, he pointed out that as a mother, she not only cares for the spiritual well-being of her children, but alsoRead More
Audiencia
POPE FRANCIS – MEETING WITH THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • On Thursday, September 1, Pope Francis received the participants of the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The Pope emphasized that the mystery of the redemption that Our Lord Jesus Christ has accomplished for all humanity and the whole world has the characteristic note of the Hebrew word berith, covenant, covenant. The blood of Jesus shed on the Cross and offered as a sacrifice of love for all of us (cf. Mk 14:24; 1 Cor 11:25) constituted an irrevocable relationship betweenRead More
Consejo General
SECULAR INSTITUTE OF THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS • The 6th General Chapter of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, which began meeting on August 3, 2022, elected the new General Council of the Community for the next six years, which took office immediately.— General Superior Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello (Brazil) First Councilor Fr. Ignacio Camacho (Chile) In charge of the Free Communities Fr. Francisco da Cruz Sobral (Portugal) Councilor Fr. Joy Puthussery (India) Councilor Fr. Arkadiusz Sosna (Poland)   The new Superior General, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, who is theRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • What makes a shrine a shrine, we ask ourselves these days when we read the latest news from Santa Cruz do Sul. The architecture? No. Any ecclesiastical law? Partly. Any norm for the number of pilgrims, for the offering of sacraments, preaching, attention to pilgrims? According to the 1999 Vatican norm, yes. In Schoenstatt? None of this can be applied, since it is an internal way of calling those chapels built all over the world, but also parts of the home, theRead More
novicios
PARAGUAY, European-American Novitiate of the Schoenstatt Fathers • From the novitiate, 16 young men along with their two formators, share the joy of the upcoming Feast of Reception of the Sion Alb! — Sixteen young men from seven countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, United States, Mexico, and Poland are in Tupãrenda, Paraguay, at the novitiate of the Schoenstatt Fathers, at the beginning of a long road of discernment and formation that will lead them to the priesthood at the service of the Schoenstatt Movement and the Church. Their namesRead More
Nigeria
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer, with material from CEOAfricaNews • Over a long time, we did not hear from Schoenstatt in Nigeria… But now, on Twitter, there were photos and a story at CEONews, and it is about the priestly ordination of four Schoenstatt Fathers on Saturday, 26th June 2022. — The four newly ordained priests include: Revd. Emmanuel Emenike Okeke, Revd. Stanley Ikechukwu Ukasoanya, Revd. John Ojoche Obute and Revd. Cyprian Atin Avong. The ordination had Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, who also doubles as the permanent Observer of the Holy See toRead More