Sion Tag

ARGENTINA/PARAGUAY, Rocío Galo • For the Schoenstatt Family of Chaco, Argentina, witnessing the reception of the Sion tunic by the Schoenstatt Fathers’ novices, who began their way of formation toward the priesthood of Christ, was an immense gift.— On Saturday, July 6th, in Santa Maria de la Trinidad Church, at Tupãrenda, Ypacaraí, at Paraguay’s National Schoenstatt Shrine, the Mass that took place was very special and touching for those who had the privilege of meeting a young man from Chaco, Juan Cruz Colombo, who felt the call and gave hisRead More
SCHOENSTATT, Maria Fischer • It was one of the stormiest days in this stormy month of March, the day when Fr Dr Michael Marmann was buried. Much was said in those two hours while the storm raged around the towers of the Church of the Blessed Trinity. His confreres and successors as Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers, his friends from “Together for Europe”, Schoenstatt members with whom he started in Regensburg, had much to say in those two hours, and at the end his own words resounded, which FrRead More
PARAGUAY, Joaquín Santiviago • The decision and the total commitment to a personal vocation is also expressed as a manifestation from the basis that beauty emanates: God, who is the foundation stone of life. Music is the basis of my vocation, my vocation as a child, father, my vocation as educator, my Schoenstatt vocation, my Christian vocation. I find God in music, but in it, God found me first because He sang to me first. In this immense gift of hearing God’s voice in music, I feel called to serveRead More
PARAGUAY, Lucas Zelada • The Schoenstatt Fathers’ Institute joyfully invites everyone to participate in the Eucharist on 8 July 2017, at Santa Maria de la Trinidad Church, Tupãrenda Shrine, Ypacaraí, Paraguay. During this celebration, novices will receive the Zion Alb from the hands of the General Superior, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio; the Zion Alb is a sign of belonging to our Institute. The novitiate began on the Feast of St. Joseph, 19 March 2017. The Lord has gathered young men from ten different nations and six different languages to ourRead More
GERMANY, by Maria Fischer • With the joyous smile of a child at Christmas he held out a photo in the flickering light of an open logwood fire. It showed his meeting with the man he has portrayed in bronze for many years. “I don’t just have his photo”, he said reflectively, “I actually met him myself”. It was noticeable how he emphasised the word “met”, and you realised he was relating more than a fleeting encounter. It was late afternoon in Spring and the end of a long andRead More
ARGENTINA, by Claudia Echenique • On the 22nd Feast of the Sion Shrine, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers who at that time was visiting Argentina, said that “love and the infinite mercy of God for his children are perhaps the major points of encounter between Pope Francis and our Father and Founder.  They both have the same desire, the same conviction:  that this message of Mercy reaches modern man today who needs it so much.” All wanted to be present at the Sion Feast ThatRead More
Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, Mount Sion – Official Release • Today, 22 August, the feast day of Mary’s Queenship, the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, with great joy, want to communicate that they have elected the new general council of their institute. The members are: Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio (Argentina), Superior General Fr. Antonio Bracht (Brazil), First Councillor Fr. José Luis Zabala (Chile), Responsible for the Free Communities Fr. Heinrich Walter (Germany), Councillor Fr. Raúl Espina (Chile), Councillor We ended the day in our Mount Zion ShrineRead More
Secular Institut of the Schoenstatt Fathers  • The Argentine Schoenstatt Father, Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, Isch is the new General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers Secular Institute. The 41 participants of the 5th General Chapter, who have been meeting since August 5th in Schoenstatt, elected him on August 20th to be the head of their Institute. Catoggio takes over from the German father, Heinrich Walter ISch, who held this office for 12 years. The 61 year old priest is the first Argentine to lead their community. The new General SuperiorRead More
By María Fischer • One cannot be in Schoenstatt even for a few hours without encountering other people. When they bid farewell, they usually comment: “We certainly did not come to visit buildings; but people instead—the Blessed Mother and her children.” After going on pilgrimage for several days on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela [The Way of St. James], Beto Ortiz and Lena Barrios along with their son Guillermo, who is an exchange student in Germany, arrived last Friday to visit Schoenstatt. As soon as they arrived at theRead More
By Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, Editors schoenstatt.org • On 18 July 2015 fifty years had passed since the foundation of the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers, a community of priests that lives the same spirituality as all the other communities and members of the worldwide Schoenstatt Movement, but at the same time serves the entire Schoenstatt Movement as its pars motrix et centralis (its central and moving part), and is hence the focus of interest for everyone. The fifth General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers isRead More