Spain Tag

Peregrina cárcel
SPAIN, Portal of the Diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother, “Mother Thrice Admirable,” known as the “Mater,” has been living under the same roof as more than 1,200 prisoners in the Detention Center of Botafuegos, Algeciras. — The Pilgrim Mother accompanies all the religious celebrations and catechesis that take place in the prison chapel. During this time, Our Lady has accompanied the liturgies in many departments, and a large number of prisoners have even received her in their cells toRead More
San José padre en la sombra
SAINT JOSEPH MEN | Miguel Ángel Rubio, Spain • The Joseph Challenge 2021 from Schoenstatt.org, only for men: Men from different vocations in the Covenant of Love, from different countries and generations, are being challenge by Pope Francis’ letter, Patris Corde, about Joseph, “this extraordinary figure, so close to our human condition,” and they share what most impacts and motivates them about the figure of St. Joseph and the Holy Father’s letter about him.  Miguel Ángel Rubio, from Spain, feels a strong bond with St. Joseph, father in the shadows.Read More
José padre
SAINT JOSEPH MEN | Miguel Lasso de la Vega, Spain • The Joseph Challenge 2021 from Schoenstatt.org, only for men: Men from different vocations in the Covenant of Love, from different countries and generations, allow themselves to be challenged by the letter of Pope Francisco Patris Corde about Joseph, “this extraordinary figure, so close to our human condition,” and they share what most impacts and motivates them in the figure of St. Joseph and the Holy Father’s letter about him. The first to take up the challenge is Miguel LassoRead More
COVENANT OF LOVE IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, Maria Fischer with Pilar de Beas • “They copied us,” says Pilar de Beas upon learning of the campaign launched by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Following the words of Pope Francis after the Angelus on July 26th, the dicastery launched the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” to invite young people throughout the world to make a gesture of tenderness towards elderly people who feel lonely, because “every elderly is your grandfather or grandmother and they need you!”Read More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva and Miguel Angel Rubio • In spite of everything that has happened since July 1st, the first Workshop on the Social Thought of Father Kentenich in Spain has ended. A door was opened in the month of February. We read an article by Rafael Mascayano on schoenstatt.org and I wrote a comment. — As a result of this comment, Rafael offered us material to set up a workshop in Spain. We are left with the idea: “but we cannot teach a workshop that is not ours, withoutRead More
Fr. Diogo Barata on behalf of the Schoenstatt Fathers of Spain | Letter to the Schoenstatt Movement of Spain • The Schoenstatt Fathers from Spain want to share with you a first reflection on the news that have appeared in the last few hours. It is an investigation of recently declassified historical files that have brought to light accusations of alleged abuses by our founder. Father Joseph Kentenich – as we all know him – was removed from his work as a result of an apostolic visitation in the earlyRead More
Madrid, May 21st, 2020, the day of the Lord’s Ascension, Barbara Anne De Franceschi • We’ve lost a holy priest. Slowly, quietly, offering in silence an illness that has taken away his physical strength and vigor, but has kept him alert until his last agony. Surrounded by his brothers in community, cared for by the Palliative Care Unit, and sustained by the prayers of two countries that he loved deeply and that loved him just as much. — In Chile, his country of origin, his large family: his community ofRead More
SPAIN, Pilar de Beas • For me, the confinement began on March 10 due to a pneumonia that to this day I do not know if it was COVID-19.  Already medicated and with the antibiotic in place, I began to have an urgent need to “do something”. I even contacted a hospital to help (innocent of me) make calls to the relatives of sick people, since what worried me most from the beginning was the loneliness of people who were dying without any hands on theirs. — Here I learnedRead More
SPAIN, Rodolfo Monedero • How to help? This is the question posed at a remote meeting of a group of Schoenstatters. When buying food or paying for electricity and gas, becomes a problem for many, Schoenstatt cannot remain indifferent. When our society suffers, we cannot remain comfortably installed in our bubble. “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty…” —. “But there are already many initiatives at work,” -someone claims. “I already collaborate with Caritas,” -says someone else. It doesn’t matter. The Queen’s children also make themselvesRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • In a few days it will be my birthday again. Years back, I knew by now who would come, how many of us would be there for lunch, for dinner. — This year is rare and different from any other. Even different from birthdays spent away from home, in which, for lack of a mobile phone, I had to phone home to be congratulated.  My birthday usually falls in Lent, sometimes even on a Friday – the menu gets complicated, I’ll have to think about servingRead More