World Youth Day Tag

WYD 2020, Message from Pope Francis • The Holy Father’s Message to young people for the 35th World Youth Day 2020, which will be celebrated at the diocesan level throughout the world, focuses on the theme: “Young man, I say to you, arise (cf. Lk 7:14). The text, signed by the Holy Father on the day of the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, opens a cycle of three messages dedicated to young people on their journey between WYD 2019 in Panama – which we remember so wellRead More

Posted On 02.02.2020In WYD Panama 2019

One year later

WYD2019PANAMA • “A year after celebrating this wonderful World Youth Day, we can say that this small seed has grown and is bearing much fruit.” So says José Ulloa Mendieta, Archbisop of Panama, underscording that one of the most important fruits is the renewal of pastoral ministry to young people.— “This renewal is centered on listening to what the youth are asking. We have held many diocesan assemblies, as well as the national assembly, where young people were able to contribute (…) At the parish level,” he recounted, “ecological groupsRead More
CHRISTUS VIVIT, Maria Fischer This time from St. Peter’s in Rome with Fr. Alexandre Awi. On 22 June, the day of the audience with Pope Francis, the crowning jewel of the International Youth Forum, the Schoenstatt participants sent their third and final video message to the International Schoenstatt Family in four languages and only one message: Christ is alive. Christ is alive, the Pope’s message, the message of the Youth synod, the message of this post-synodal journey, is a message for the whole of Schoenstatt, for this apostolic movement foundedRead More
USA, Zachary E. Larson • Austin CARITAS is a 5-day Schoenstatt mission trip hosted yearly in Austin, Texas. The mission began in 2013, inviting university students to serve their city. Missionaries volunteer with charitable organizations during the day, and receive spiritual formation in the evenings, building community throughout the week. Thomas Quintero and Alexander Chunda, of the Life Group “Knights of Our Queen,” led CARITAS 2019. Zachary Larson interviewed them and provides their testimony below.— The Impact of World Youth Day “CARITAS is a mission in Austin TEXAS, inspired byRead More
EL SALVADOR, Isidro Perera • On Monday, February 4th, Father José Luis Correa Lira, advisor to the Movement in Central America, had the first organizational meeting with some representatives of the Branches and Communities’ different groups of the flourishing Schoenstatt Work in this small, but warm country of El Salvador. Patricia Fernández and her husband Isidro Perera, members of the third Course of Apostolic Federation of Families of Costa Rica, have been coordinating the development of the Movement and its different Branches in the country. Now the first National ConferenceRead More
WYD 2019/COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez y María Fischer • They got off the plane and went straight to Mass in the Shrine: On January 4 about 50 young people from Switzerland arrived at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica, and were welcomed by the youth and the entire Costa Rican Schoenstatt family, with the characteristic joy and hospitality that hundreds of young people will experience in the coming days.— For a whole month, from 4 January to 5 February, about 100 German-speaking young people from SwitzerlandRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Closed for renovation: From Wednesday, 9 January, the notification that can be seen on so many old buildings will apply to the Original Shrine, which is closed until 31 January. In these weeks when the youthful heart of the Church as a whole beats for the World Youth Day in Panama and the neighbouring countries. And the “heart” of Schoenstatt is closed for renovation.— In the coming three weeks technology will be installed in the Original Shrine for live TV broadcasts from the Original Shrine.Read More
WYD 2019/Bolivia, Fr. Cristóbal Asenjo M. and Roberto Henestrosa • On Tuesday, December 11th, we met at the Santa Cruz de la Sierra wayside shrine with a group of young men and women that will be participating in the next World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, and prior to that, at the 2019 Ignis (Young Men’s Group) and Hinéni (Young Women’s Group) gatherings to be held in Costa Rica. We also had the participation of a young man from the La Paz Young Men’s Group, who also joined this gathering.Read More
WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019 • In a video message in preparation for WYD in Panama, the Pope urges young people to disrupt the great powers of this world with the “revolution of service”, in dialogue with God and an attitude of listening, like Mary. — At a time when we are witnessing the abuse of power and conscience, the Holy Father gives the youth and all of us a message that is truly Marian: the message of selfless service. In the words of Fr. Kentenich, we often pray toRead More
WORLD  YOUTH DAY PANAMA, Fr. José Luis Correa and Maria Fischer • Towards the end of May 2018, the Schoenstatt Fathers responsible for the Boys’ Youth in the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Paraguay met in Panama, together with Fr. José Luis Correa, for a day-long working meeting to plan themes linked to the presence and active participation of the Schoenstatt Youth at WYD Panama 2019. — The headquarters of the Schoenstatt Spirituality Centre is San Francisco de La Caleta parish, served by Fr. Romulo Aguilar, a Schoenstatt Diocesan priestRead More