World Meeting of Families Tag

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Fr. José Luis Correa/Maria Fischer • “The World Meeting of Families has given great hope and encouragement that families are growing more and more conscious of their own irreplaceable role in passing the faith. Passing on the faith essentially takes place in the family; the faith is passed on in everyday speech, the language of the family,” Pope Francis said on Sunday, 26 August, in his meeting with the bishops from Ireland, after a two day gathering with families from allover the world and with theRead More
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Fr Jose Luis Correa • This afternoon the meeting will take place of Schoenstatters taking part in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin with the Pope. Here are some impressions of the delegation from Costa Rica. — Besides those taking part in the panel discussions (Mr & Mrs Moser from Brazil and Mr & Mrs Sickinger from Austria), and Fr Alexander Awi (Secretary of the Council for the Laity, Family and Life, which has the ultimate responsibility for the World Meeting), there are many otherRead More
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Maria Fischer • “Happy and fascinated!” That was the answer of Fr Jose Correa, Advisor for Costa Rica and Central America, to the question, “How do the families from Costa Rica feel in Schoenstatt?” Eight couples, two youth and a Schoenstatt Father are taking part in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin and joined up with other couples from Costa Rica who had already arrived iearlier n Dublin. Before that they wee spending a few days in Schoenstatt. Now they aren’t only participants. They areRead More
COSTA RICA, Lourdes Rosabal • Lately Costa Rican couples are eagerly preparing for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) with Pope Francis, 22 -26 August, 2018. They are not only going to participate, but they have also been assigned the task as a country to prepare the Schoenstatt Families’ Meeting that will attend WMOF in Dublin, in a parish near the site where the Festival of Families will be held. — This meeting will be held on Saturday, 25 August, during the afternoon (2:00 -4:30 pm) at St. Joseph ChurchRead More
FRANCIS IN THE UNITED STATES • Pope Francis celebrated the closing Mass of the 8th World Meeting of Families on 27 September in Philadelphia, during which he reiterated the family institution as the “right place for faith to become life, and life to grow in faith.” He called on them to abandon sterile divisions and to care for our common home. “God wants all his children to take part in the feast of the Gospel,” he told the crowds, where estimated at 1.5 million people took part in the EucharisticRead More
The US Schoenstatt Family Movement invites participation in what might be the first Schoenstatt Encounter at the World Meeting of Families. In the name of the hosts, Fr. Marcelo Aravena, Austin, Texas, USA, sends this letter to the families of the Schoenstatt Movement who will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September • The International Schoenstatt Family Movement and the Schoenstatt Family Movement USA invite you to join us for a Schoenstatt Encounter at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September. Please join us asRead More
Interview with Marité and Ramón Marini from Asunción Paraguay, leaders of the International Family Federation • Under the motto: “Love is our mission; the family fully alive,” the Seventh World Meeting of Families will take place in Philadelphia USA from the 22nd to the 27th of September. Pope Francis will be present on the 26th and 27th of September. What do you expect from the World Meeting of Families? What motivates you and other families from Paraguay to participate? We wish that it be a moment of openness to theRead More