Year of Mercy Tag

PARAGUAY, Cristina and Diego Gabriel Aguilera • Upon finishing their work as leaders of the Diocese of San Lorenzo’s Self-education level, a group of couples decided to found another group that wants to do more than the status quo. They give their time once a month and thereby accompany those in great need. Aumeni is the name that the couples’ group adopted and carries out the apostolic sending forth from the shrine to the peripheries taking an encouraging voice to their fellowman.— Going where they are needed the most InRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • What remains from the Year of Mercy? Pope Francis answered this question in part in his Letter “Misericordia et Misera.”  Several moments that made it easier to find God’s forgiveness, remain – Amoris Laetitia remains, which is only understood by reading it in terms of mercy, and the creativity in responding to the sorrows and needs of the human being in the works of mercy remains. What remains from the Year of Mercy? A lot. Works of mercy, which remain forever. Scores ofRead More
BURUNDI, Révérien BANZIRIYUBUSA • “Let us give thanks for this Year of Divine Mercy, help us to be merciful to one another like the Heavenly Father” was the main theme around which millions of faithful, along with all the Burundian bishops and the Apostolic Nuncio officially celebrated the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and the Feast of Christ the King, on Sunday, 29 November 2016, at Mount Sion Gikungu. Mount Sion Gikungu, a Schoenstatt Shrine, was elaborately decorated. To welcome the pilgrims, a banner displaying the theme ofRead More
FRANCIS – YEAR OF MERCY • The Holy Year of Mercy is drawing to a close, and there is a sense that the topic of mercy is only just beginning. In other words, the Year of Mercy was a prelude, an introduction for what many people are calling the re-founding of the Church, faithful to its origins, in a culture of mercy, by Pope Francis and many Christians, who like the prophets and saints, have been waiting a long time. We also place, with holy pride, Fr. Kentenich – whoRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – YEAR OF MERCY • During his catequesis during the General Audience on 12 October, Pope Francis recalled his previous meditations dedicated to the great mystery of God’s mercy, and emphasised the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. “We reflected on the Father’s action in the Old Testament, and then, in the Gospel account, we saw how Jesus, in his words and actions, is the Incarnation of Mercy,” he told the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father warned that “it is not enough toRead More

Posted On 18.10.2016In Original Shrine

Mercy and Mission

Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio • We publish here the sermon of Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the General Presidency of Schoenststt, in the Holy Mass at the celebration of October 18 at the Original Shrine, October 18 in the Holy Year of Mercy. —   Dear Schoenstatt Family, We celebrate the 18th of October, the covenant day. It is also the feast of the Evangelist Saint Luke. He is known as the Evangelist of mercy. Texts like the parable of the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, or Zacchaeus, weRead More
BOLIVIA, Fabián Aguirre • During this Holy Year, music, mercy, art, disability, talent and solidarity united in a project that a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother in Bolivia was encouraged to launch in favor of children with disabilities from a small center of El Alton, where people with serious physical, cognitive, sensory, and psychosocial difficulties are attended. How did the project emerge? In Bolivia, from the beginning of this Holy Year, people with disabilities carried out repeated complaints to receive more economic help from government authorities. To demonstrate their needsRead More
Maria Fischer • The Eternal City was filling with visitors and pilgrims from allover the world on the eve of one of the Year of Mercy’s biggest events– the canonization of Mother Theresa, saint of mercy– and so was the International Schoenstatt Center at Belmonte. Twenty priests, and over thirty religious and lay people from the diocese of Murnag’a in Kenya After several letters, calls and messages it finally worked out: a group of fifty-three Kenyans, including twenty priests and several sisters from religious orders, arrived at the Belmonte SchoenstattRead More
CHILE, by Jesus Apiazola, via  • On the Feast of  the Assumption, a substantial number of the faithful from the San Marcos de Arica Diocese gathered to go on pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Movement’s Cenacle Heart of America Shrine, which has the privilege of being a Holy Door in this Year of Mercy. Traditionally every 15 August, youths and adults from the different communities of the diocese go on pilgrimage amid songs and prayers towards an encounter with Mary.  At 10:30 a.m., they began to walk preparing their hearts toRead More
USA, Sr. M. Isabel • 10-12 June, the USA’s (and Canada’s) Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign state leaders met in the Father Kentenich Hall, at the Schoenstatt Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin. As the culmination of a long day of discussions on how to continue making the SRC a great apostolate in these new times, the state leaders crowned the Auxiliary MTAs. These images came from Louisiana, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin and Canada. A weekend of great blessings and very intense discussions had its climax in a simple yetRead More