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SPAIN/CUBA, via Madrid’s Schoenstatt Movement Bulletin • During the 2015 summer, Spain’s University Girls’ Youth had a missionary experience, “Mission Cuba” at Fr. Bladimir’s parish. Fr. Bladimir is a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests, in Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba. The second Mission Cuba will take place during this summer. This time two couples from the Family Federation each with their four children and eight professional young people will work with Boys’ and Girls’ Youth at the same parish. Fr. Bladimir indicated ways to help the work thatRead More
PARAGUAY, by Johana and Horacio Chávez Tottil • It was a chilly morning in Tupãrenda, but it was sunny. From the beginning of Holy Mass in Most Holy Trinity Church, the warmth of the youths’ was evident with the Girls’ Youth flags during the procession and they were present during the liturgy, because this Holy Mass was a “conquest” of the Girls’ Youth from the Dioceses of San Lorenzo and Caácupé. The women who followed Jesus Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, the Girls’ Youth adviser, celebrated this Mass and in the homily,Read More
ARGENTINA, Fr. Esteban Casquero • The Church reaching out… a mandate from our shepherd, Pope Francis, which is taken very seriously at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca. Every Thursday, the Schoenstatt Boys’ and Girls’ Youth share the “night of charity” apostolate. They arrive at the cathedral parish hall kitchen in the late afternoon to prepare food that they will distribute later among approximately thirty homeless people. The Schoenstatt Movement has assumed this apostolate every Thursday, and the youths carry it out very responsibly. Strengthened through the CovenantRead More
MÉXICO, by Cristel Amellaly González Galavis, Girls’ Youth from Monclova, Coah. México • You do not realize how much you want, or how much you love something until you experience it in every part of your being. It is like most things when you become interested in a person or a new activity. First you arrive at something completely unknown, then you try to learn something and the deeper you get, the smaller you feel before the magnitude of what it is, and consequently, you become more interested. That happenedRead More
Editors schoenstatt.org • As Fr Juan Pablo Catoggio, the Chairman of the General Presidium of the Schoenstatt Movement, has just learnt, a decisive step was taken in the beatification process of Joseph Engling on 7 April. Fr Joachim Schmiedl , Schoenstatt Father, made the following information available on his Facebook page: “On 7 April 2016 the Pallottine Postulator General, Fr Jan Korycki SAC, handed over the “Positio super vita, virtutibus et fama sanctitatis Josephi Engling Alumni Societatis Apostolatus Catholici” to the Vatican Congregation for Beatifications and Canonisations. In the lastRead More
FRANCIS IN MEXICO, by Marcelo José Garza Gómez (2) • On Tuesday, 16 February, I had the opportunity, along with another fifty youths, to participate in the encounter Pope Francis had with the youths of Mexico. The experience was indescribable, tickets were obtained exactly one week before the encounter, and along with twenty other crazy Schoenstatt Youths from Monterrey, we traveled all of Monday night to arrive at the event. Upon entering the stadium everything changed We arrived in the morning, and it was a long wait, the sun wasRead More
ARGENTINA, by Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • On Saturday, 30 January, the last day of La Plata’s Schoenstatt Family Missions at Magdalena, Francisco Carrera, a young, 76-year-old grandfather, told us about his first experience as a missionary. He is an engineer, a widower with daughters and grandchildren, and he has belonged to La Plata’s Family Work for about forty years. He is a Eucharistic Minister and a loyal guardian of Santuario de la Liberación del Padre (Shrine of Father’s Freedom). During the year, he attended meetings and he felt likeRead More
BRAZIL, Gregory Oliveira • The spirit of Christmas once again takes into account the dark streets of Sao Paulo/SP, thanks to Christmas in Solidarity. At dawn on 25 December 2015, Schoenstatt Apostolic Youths from the Jaraguá neighborhood once again transformed the solitude of the night into a smile for those who live alone on the capital’s streets and avenues. Christmas in Solidarity reached the ten-year mark of mission with great celebration. The apostolic initiative began in 2005 with a small group of Youths from Jaraguá going through the city’s streetsRead More
CUBA, by Juan Vicente and Juan Manuel, missionaries at Cuba • Mission Cuba is the Chilean Boys’ Youth project. At Fr. Bladimir of the Schoenstatt Federation of Cuban Diocesan Priests’ invitation, the Schoenstatt youths’ second team is at Santa Cruz at the parish where Fr. Bladimir is working with Schoenstatt groups. They will stay in Cuba for a few months at the service of Schoenstatt. Schoenstatt began at Cuba with the first generation of Misión Cuba [Mission Cuba] approximately 10 – 15 years ago. Two missionaries from Mission Cuba’s currentRead More
GERMANY, by Fr Hans-Martin Samietz, Munich, Spiritual Leader of the Schoenstatt Young Men • If you ask the Schoenstatt Young Men in Germany, “What is mercy?” their answer will be, “Decisions guided by your heart”. This could easily give rise to a misunderstanding. The heart isn’t something sweet, charming, red, flashing, for example, but something full, strong, sensitive, courageous. In this sense the heart complements both what is purely intellectual, and what is instinctive in human beings, because it contains both. The heart is the expression of the inner coreRead More