Schoenstatt Fathers Tag

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
Padres de Schoenstatt en la Fiesta de Sion 2022
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Sunday, February 20, began with a light rain in the Florencio Varela area. It rained softly but constantly until the afternoon, which caused the Feast of Sion, on the 28th anniversary of the Shrine of the Schoenstatt Fathers, to move to the Church of Dios Padre, on the grounds of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in New Schoenstatt. — As in 2021, everyone was able to participate in person or virtually via YouTube transmission. About 600 people from different communities of Buenos Aires participated in theRead More
P. Juan Pablo Catoggio en Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa Lira, Lourdes Rosabal • “I think he went back to Germany, very happy for all the life he experienced here”, commented Fr. José Luis Correa about the recent visit of Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, to Costa Rica, where he was with a full schedule between January 8 and 12, 2022. — Father Juan Pablo presided at several Eucharists in the Shrine: the same day of his arrival in San Jose, dazzling by the quality ofRead More
Schmiedl (+ 10.12.2021)
EDITORIAL • On December 18, he would have been 63 years old. But on the morning of December 10, Fr. Joachim Schmiedl ISch passed away. The news of his sudden death is moving far beyond the Schoenstatt Movement. — Joachim Schmiedl, born in Nuremberg, joined the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers in 1977 and received priestly ordination in 1988. Those who think of Fr. Joachim Schmiedl in the Schoenstatt Movement think of the magazine Regnum, of which he was editor-in-chief since 2002, and of the editor of numerous scholarlyRead More
Family branch in Nigeria
NIGERIA, Schoenstatt Fathers • The desire to have a Schoenstatt Family Branch in Nigeria has been an age long aspiration for the local community of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The dream became a reality on the 12th of May 2021, when a group of five couples came together to begin the first Schoenstatt Family League group. These couples were later joined by two more couples, bringing the total number to seven. — At this moment, the group is still at an introductory level. The intention is to build a close bondRead More
Wedding Story Sunrise Village
INDIA, Fr. A. Jose Amaladoss • September 9, 2021, was a notable day in the history of Sunrise Children’s village. It was on this day that Schoenstatt Fathers blessed the wedding of two young people, Amuthan and Saranya. There is a story that deserves to be told and shared. — Saranya joined Sunrise Children’s village in 2008, when she lost both of her parents. She joined at the age of ten along with her sister and two brothers. Sunrise village gave her a home with unconditional love and acceptance. SheRead More
knights of Mary
INDIA, Fr. Bibin Parambi ISch • “Health is Wealth”, right? During the pandemic, that has become almost a mantra, because good health has become the greatest gift. Our Blessed Mother has also protected us during this pandemic, just as she has throughout our lives. With her to help us, we have no reason to worry! In May 2020, the Schoenstatt Movement in Germany came up with the idea of ‘Coronamater,’ that is, to crown the MTA as the Queen of Our Health. The Schoenstatt Academy for Life Transmission and TransformationRead More