vocation Tag

PARAGUAY, Editorial team of Tupãrenda Magazine • Deacon Pablo Martinez has joyfully assumed his vocation, as he was ordained as a priest by Bishop Francisco Pistilli, bishop of Encarnación, in the Eucharist held in Holy Mary of the Trinity Church in Tupãrenda on Sunday, June 24th at 11:00 pm. Thinking about his emotions, that of his relatives and of the whole Movement, we wanted to get to know him better. —   “We are inspired to act by the example of all those priests, religious, and laity who devote themselvesRead More
GERMANY/HUNGARY, Johannes Bechtold • The Schoenstatt Men’s Youth (SMJ) from the Speyer, Fulda, and Mainz / Limburg dioceses in Germany also met once again this year from April 1st to the 7th for a workweek at the Hungarian Schoenstatt Center in Óbudavár, where we drove together.  The week’s motto was “Life is calling!”—   On Easter Sunday, more than fifty young men met at their Schoenstatt centers in Herxheim, Dietershausen, and Weiskirchen, before heading off to Lake Balaton together. Lake Balaton is the first Schoenstatt Branch Shrine in Hungary. AlthoughRead More
TOWARDS THE SYNOD, Editors • On Saturday, 24 March the pre-Synod meeting was brought to a close with the approval of the document containing the proposals that the young people presented to the Church in light of the next Synod of Bishops. At the end of the celebration of Holy Mass on Palm Sunday, Pope Francis received the conclusive document of this week of work that ended on 24 March from a group of young people who participated in the pre-Synod meeting. As is customary, the Holy Father did notRead More
CHILE, Interview of Pedro Ossandón Buljevic, Vicar of Southern Area of Santiago, by Verónica Gutiérrez, schoenstatt.org  • As a response to the Holy Father’s initiative, the 10th Synod of the Archdiocese of Santiago concerning “Young People, faith, and vocation” will be held on the 19, 20,21 May. During the gatherings, more than 100,000 people’s opinions will be compiled, and they will work on proposals about the Catholic Church with those youths that are believers and non-believers. Bishop Pedro Ossandón will participate in this process, and he comments about the stagesRead More
AUSTRIA, Lucia Reinsperger • One Austrian was among the five novices receiving the dress at Schoenstatt on March 18, 2018. Maria Mauhart had long since outgrown her role as the “course baby” from the Family Academy. She had been active among the Schoenstatt Youth group, and then she heard God’s call during World Youth Day the summer of 2016. After twenty-five years, another Austrian was committing herself to becoming a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary. A bus full of well-wishers from the Austrian Schoenstatt Family arrived for the clothing ceremony.— ARead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Sion’s Feast always has something to surprise us— a visit, an anniversary, and new vocations. This year, the diaconate ordination of Santiago Ferrero brought together not only the pilgrims from Buenos Aires, San Isidro, Villa Ballester, and the areas closest to Florencio Varela, but also, the pilgrims especially from Córdoba, Santiago’s native city and La Plata, where he carried out one of his pastoral practicums. —   It was also surprising for many to see Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio (Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers andRead More
TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD, editorial team • One week after signing up as the first pilgrim for the World Youth Day, in the presence of two young people, Pope Francis once again used the moment after the Angelus to turn the whole Church’s attention to the youth.— Francis reminded everyone that in a month, from 19 to 24 March, 300 young people from all over the world will arrive in Rome for a preparatory meeting for the Synod in October. Two youth from the Schoenstatt Movement will participate in thisRead More
CHILE, vía ACIprensa • As part of the preparations for the Youth Synod which Pope Francis has called for 2018, Chile is launching the book “Una fe que encanta y aunque duela, no espanta” (faith that enchants and even though it hurts, it doesn’t frighten), published by Catholic journalist Trinidad Ried. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, presented in a question and answer format, this book tries to answer the questions that many young people have about the faith in an accessible way. According the author, the workRead More
SPAIN, José Delgado-Iribarren • With many responsibilities to carry out, we have a very hectic life that often does not allow us to do other things that seem less urgent, but that would let us help others and make us feel much better. A couple of years ago, my professional situation has allowed me some time to do these things that in my case consist in helping disadvantaged people in our surroundings. It is about trying to follow Jesus’ call in the Gospel and to help our fellowman, anyone whoRead More
PARAGUAY, by Amín Ahmad SDB • My name is Amín; I am a religious, Salesian of Don Bosco.  I am 25 years old. Seven years ago, when I began my vocational road, at least once a month, I always went to the Shrine and prayed to the Blessed Mother for my vocation. Today in my religious life, I concretely feel the Blessed Mother’s closeness.  When something does not go well for me or I have a problem, and I do not have options for solving it, I place it inRead More