Schoenstatt Fathers Tag

bolsas de caridad
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
Novicios Tuparenda 2022
PARAGUAY, María Fischer/P. Manuel López Naón • Sixteen young men from seven countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, United States, Mexico, and Poland – are in Tupãrenda, Paraguay, since mid-March in 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. — From left to right, in the row below in the photo are: – Nicolás Iturriaga (Los Ángeles, Chile), – Julián Salas (San Antonio, Texas,Read More
padres de Schoenstatt
VATICAN, Cassio Leal • Dear Father Ailton, a few weeks ago, during your visit to Rome and the Vatican, you and four other Schoenstatt Fathers from the Dilectio Patris Vivens ex Sion (Living Love of the Father from Sion) had the opportunity to personally meet Pope Francis. For sure it was an unforgettable and very special moment in your priestly life and one that you will always carry in your memory and heart. Therefore, we would like to know how this conversation with the Holy Father went. — How wasRead More
P. Antonio Cosp
Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio – Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers • I met Fr. Antonio while he was still a deacon in the parish of La Merced in La Plata; I was in my last year of high school and I had not known Schoenstatt for very long. Very soon he invited me to my first Boys’ Youth camp – in Rio de los Sauces, January 1972, where he asked me to prepare a talk. The topic: what is a Schoenstatt leader. He helped me prepare the talk andRead More
P. Antonio Cosp
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • Today, March 7, 2022, at 9:45 a.m., Father Antonio Cosp was called to the House of the Eternal Father. We feel a great sadness, but even more an enormous gratitude for all that he gave us. There will be much, much to mention and there will be hundreds of stories, memories, moments that will come together in these phrases that he said so many times and that are titles of two books he wrote: “Life is a celebration” and “Nothing will take away my joy”. WeRead More