Schoenstatt Fathers Tag

Jude Nwebonyi
NIGERIA, Editor • “It is with a heavy heart that we, the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria, announce the death of our confrere, Jude Nwebonyi,” says Father Charles Ozioko, Rector of the Formation House of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Ibadan. — The young seminarian, who was so eagerly preparing for the priesthood to serve the Church in the Covenant of Love, died in a fatal accident yesterday, 2 January 2024. Our prayers are with Jude Nwebonyi, his family and the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria.Read More
Parroquia Buen Pastor
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Father Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac • Father Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac is the superior of the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Congo and the pastor of the parish of Bon Pasteur Kalundu. They are three Schoenstatt Fathers who have been working in this parish in eastern Congo for three years, taking care of the parishioners and the construction of the first Schoenstatt Shrine in this country. We asked: How is the construction of the Shrine being lived in the parish?  — The Schoenstatt Fathers arrivedRead More
Futuro Santuario de Uvira, Congo
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Fr. Hermenegilde Coyitungiye • The walls are up and it is already recognizable as a Schoenstatt Shrine: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the diocese of Uvira (province of South Kivu), the first Schoenstatt Shrine is being built. — The Schoenstatt Movement spread from Burundi to the Democratic Republic of Congo through the Schoenstatt Fathers and students who found refuge in eastern Congo. The diocese of Uvira is the point of reference, since Bishop Jerome Gapangwa gave the official authorization for the Schoenstatt Movement thereRead More
Lucas Chiappe, ordenación
ARGENTINA, with material from AICA • Schoenstatt Father Lucas Chiappe received his ordination last Saturday, November 25, from the Bishop of Quilmes, who urged him to “unceasingly communicate God in the Word, the Eucharist and in presence.” — In his homily, Bishop Carlos Tissera emphasized: “The fruitfulness of our life depends on union with Christ. The glory of the Father is in bearing much fruit. The fruitfulness of man glorifies God who, in creating him, asked him: ‘Be fruitful!’, and in this fruitfulness prayer has much to do”. “The fruitfulnessRead More
Nigeria Covenant of Love
NIGERIA, Fr. Jude Eze, ISch. •  October 29, 2023, the closing day of the World Synod on Synodality, was a historic day at the Victory Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt, Ibadan, Nigeria, as the first group of couples from the Lagos Schoenstatt Family sealed their Covenant of Love. This group of families came together from different parishes in Lagos through the instrumentality of Fr. Jude Eze, ISch, a Schoenstatt Father who works in a parish in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, who accompanies the group. The Covenant of LoveRead More
Cena solidaria
ARGENTINA, Gabriela Sarquis • On Thursday, October 5, the fourth edition of the event “We are one with others” took place, an event to raise funds and get to know more about the benefited institutions. This night of solidarity invited all of us to support the Casa del Niño P. José Kentenich, the NGO Dale tu mano, the Schoenstatt Fathers and the Confidentia Shrine. It is possible thanks to the generous collaboration of many people and companies committed to these projects. — The event took place at the Espacio DarwinRead More
Father Ikechukwu Stanley Damian Ukasoanya
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer • On Friday, August 5, while Pope Francis was praying the Stations of the Cross with thousands of young people in Lisbon, linking the sacrifice of Jesus for all of us to the wounds and frailties of young people today – A Via Crucis for the Frailties of Young People -, a young man in Nigeria was taken to the hospital. He is a priest, ordained just a year ago, who is eager to serve the Church in his country and is well prepared to work forRead More
Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • Casa del Niño recently launched its new website – with many photos, a concise presentation of mission and vision, an institutional video, options for online donations, and all this not only in Spanish, but also in English and German. — The day care center “Casa del Niño P. José Kentenich” is a social project that is not only important for Florencio Varela or for Argentina, but that radiates far and wide. Many people in other countries of Latin America, in the United States, in Europe andRead More
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer (with material from the FIDES Agency) • The good news is going around the world: the two Catholic priests kidnapped on the night of April 30 in southern Nigeria are free. — Father Chochos Kunav, a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, and Father Ralph Ogigba, clergyman of the Diocese of Warri, parish priest of St. Francis Church in Agbara Otor, Ughelli North, Delta State, regained their freedom last night, May 4, after spending five nights in the hands of their captors. “They wereRead More
Santuario en Ibadan, Nigeria
NIGERIA, Maria Fischer, with AICA material • Fathers Chochos Kunav and Ralph Ogigba were kidnapped on Sunday 30th April while returning from a visit to St Francis Parish in Delta State, southern Nigeria. Update May 5: We just got the confirmation that both priests were set free! —  Two Catholic priests have been kidnapped in Delta State, southern Nigeria. They are Father Chochos Kunav, a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, and Father Ralph Ogigba, a member of the clergy of the Diocese of Warri, pastor ofRead More