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WYD2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • “You will see many young people when you leave the shrine,” commented Fr. José Luis Correa at the end of the Family Mass, at noon on January 17, 2019 at the Costa Rica shrine. In attendance are a family from Londrina who accompanied their son to the IGNIS meeting of the Boys’ Youth, a woman from Paraguay who is accompanying her daughter and a group of youth, men and women from the Movement in Costa Rica who worked hard right up to the lastRead More
WYD2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • 25 chalices for the hosts, but they are actually trophies that have been transformed into something sacred by skillful hands. 300 Sandwiches. I don’t know how many cups of coffee, tea, juice, and I have lost count of the bowls of salad. Thousands of calls to airports, tourism agencies, buses, Uber.Hundreds of moments of listening, laughing, praying, cleaning bathrooms and tables. The Costa Rican family surpassed themselvees in welcoming the young people who have come to the shrine. And they were still arriving onRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On that sunny morning filled with people hurrying serenely to get everything ready for the arrival of 600 young people to the Family of Hope Shrine in Santa Ana, San José, the “pure life” of joy, anticipation, and commitment is felt. Some young volunteers have already been here for a few weeks and several couples are preparing the house to welcome the young people to come. At the same time, the place is filled with the usual participants of two Sunday Masses: OneRead More
SPAIN, edited with material from the archdiocese of Madrid and www.behakuna.com Last October 12th at the Vatican, Pope Francis received a gift:  the last project of Hakuna— a youth-led Movement within the Catholic Church born at 2013 World Youth Day in Brazil that has spread throughout all of Spain, accompanied by people from Opus Dei – called Hakuna Nativity Caravans: a project where Hakuna committed to accompanying refugees and immigrants during the Christmas season.— Hakuna Nativity Caravans has no other goal than accompanying those most in need.  As Pope FrancisRead 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
YOUTH SYNOD, Maria Fischer • On the feast of Our Lady of aparecida on 12 October – also the feast day of Our Lady of the Pillar – the Holy Father urged the Brazilian people to search for Our Lady “in the waters of their hearts, because she is Mother.” Lucas Galhardo, the impetus behind this greeting, said that the experience of this moment and the Synod as a whole, personally encourages him to pray more for the Holy Father. On 12 October at the Synod, Bishop Vilsom Basso, theRead More
YOUTH SYNOD 2018, Editorial team “Hope challenges us,” says Pope Francis, a few days after his powerful appeal to pray for the church, it “moves us and shatters that conformism which says, “it’s always been done like this” and asks them “to get up and look directly into the eyes of young people and see their situations.” This same hope asks us to make efforts to reverse situations of uncertainty, exclusion and violence, to which our young people are exposed. After months of preparations, the 15th Ordinary General Assembly ofRead More

Posted On 30.08.2018In Projects

What is Fackellauf?

BRAZIL, Team “Fackellauf Brazil”• In 2009, and at the root of an initiative begun by the Shoenstatt Young Men from Germany, the first Fackellauf in the Movement’s history began with taking the torch from Schoenstatt in Germany to Rome.  Five years later, during the Centenary celebration of the Schoenstatt Work, it took off taking the mission’s torch from Pompeii to Schoenstatt. — This year 2018, a third Fackellauf will take place. You may ask yourself: in reality, what is Fackellauf about? The literal translation of the word Fackellauf in GermanRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique, with material from schoenstatt.org.ar • On the afternoon of Saturday, 28 July, Santiago Nicolás Ferrero Arinci was ordained as a priest with the laying on of hands by Bishop Francisco Pistilli, the Pa’i at the Córdoba Cathedral. Scores of Schoenstatt Father priests and seminarians, along with hundreds of relatives and friends filled the church to capacity. Everyone highlighted the small details that were prepared for the celebration. At every moment, it was noted that Santiago puts a lot of personality in everything he undertakes. — During thisRead More
SWITZERLAND/ITALY, Editors • How are things getting on with the “country rooms” in the International Schoenstatt Centre in Belmonte? Is there any progress? Has anyone seen a photo of one of these rooms for which we have sent pictures, crosses and other objects? – Questions that have arrived time and again with the editors of schoenstatt.org. Thanks to Brigitte Krompass, who is working at present as a volunteer in Belmonte, we have received information after a long pause – this time because of a youth group from Switzerland. The SwissRead More