Sicily Tag

ITALY, Maria Antonina Rubino • “Being a mother today with Mary” is the desire of mothers who have chosen to follow the Sicilian Schoenstatt Mothers’ way. — Our daughters are Mary’s Apostles. And as mothers? How do we want to be following our little ones? This is just one of the many questions that were on our minds, and left us without an answer. Or rather sometimes, isn’t it more convenient not to seek those answers? That way we have an excuse to continue without choosing and validate the thinkingRead More
ITALY, Maria Lucrezia Rallo • The month of May illuminates and brings every Christian closer to Mary. Woman of strength, beautiful, and heavenly. Who would not want to be like her? Each one of us makes our life a continuous imitation of this, everyone tends to aim at a new model that bears no resemblance to what we are seeing today. This new model is Mary, and imitating this life are the lives of every man and woman who, with pure hearts accept the immense love of our Mother, andRead More
ITALY, Maria Lucrezia Rallo • 2017 has surely been a year this large Schoenstatt Family will remember, among other things, for Italy’s first group of Apostles, and Sicily and Apulia’s first Girls’ Youth. It was a year when everyone’s collaboration allowed Mary’s light to enter the hearts of those we met on the way as one small group of little girls bore witness —these Apostles, who in their littleness present their reality to Mary daily. Christmas is… In concluding this year, these small Apostles from Marineo carried out (in onlyRead More
ITALY, Denise Campagna • Rome’s first Girls’ Youth Mission took place in Sicily. The target? Establish a Girls’ Youth in Sicily to continue the Movement growing and finding new women to become “Small Marys,” leaving their feminine mark in history. A warm family welcome Last Friday, 9 June, the super-energetic Sister Julia and I, a member of the Girls’ Youth in Rome, together with all the girls’ support and of course our loving Mother, left for Palermo. The flight was very short, and we were unaware when we had landed.Read More
ITALY, Salvatore Rallo, Claudia Geraci, Antonella Raimondi • Finally also in Vicari, a small town inland from Palermo, on Friday, June 10, 2016, thirteen missionary women have sealed the Covenant of Love with our Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. It took a year of preparation, but thanks to the constant and committed participation of the missionaries, our “provocations” – which at times have possibly been or even been seemingly excessive – we have reached this milestone. The promptings have had a positive effect when they were a stimulus and whenRead More
ITALY, via siciliaschoenstatt • On Sunday, April 10 at the Saraceni Hotel – Island of the Women, was held the Regional Conference of the Schoenstatt Family in Sicily. About 1,300 people were present, coming from different dioceses of Sicily: Mazara del Vallo, Monreale, Messina, Agrigento, from the Eparchy of Piana of the Albanians and from the Diocese of Palermo greatest in number. The periods of formation were held by: Don Daniel Lozano, a member of the General Directorate of the Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests, and Rector of the ShrineRead More
Italy, Sicily Patricia Carollo, journalist • The family is not always and only that of our origin. Jesus said: “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold…” (Matthew 19:29). Well, the Schoenstatt Family also exists; it was beloved and thought of by its Founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, who in 1914, in Germany along with a group of seminarians consecrated himself to Mary, in a chapel, which was later transformed into the Schoenstatt ShrineRead More
From the editorial office • Easter close to the shrine of all of us! It is also “commitment for construction.” From April 2 – 12, young volunteers from Germany spent Easter days in Rome and along with the Reinle Family. They placed 180 square meters of paving stones between the main square and the entrance. Once again Belmonte has been home for these eighteen people. Among the “floor laying” youths there were also four Fackellauf runners. They commented: As Fackellauf runners, Rome pulls us to the heart of the Church.Read More