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CHRISTUS VIVIT – THE LETTER OF OUR HOLY FATHER TO YOUNG PEOPLE, Maria Fischer • The first answer came from Peru, from Fr Alberto Celis, a member of the first course of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation there. In a few words he answered with a photo of his edition of Christus vivit that had clearly been well read. Hemma Struntz and Lucas Galhardo, the two representatives of the Schoenstatt Movement to the XI International Youth Forum, worked until late in the night, or more precisely, until the early hours ofRead More
XI International Youth Forum, Editorial Team • “During the Synod we shared experiences, struggled together, worked together and rejoiced together because we are the Church.” With these words Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri greeted the young people from all over the world who had gathered in Ciampino Rome, for the Eleventh International Youth Forum, the heart of the synod devoted to them, in order to awaken to new life the passionate and fruitful experience of the synodal way. —   The young people who were participating in this Eleventh International Forum, whichRead More
CHRIST IS ALIVE. The Pope’s letter to youth, editorial team • “Christ is alive. He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world. Everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!” Thus begins the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Christus Vivit” (Christ is a live), signed by Pope Francis in Loreto, in the Marian shrine of the Holy House on 25 March, and published by the Vatican on 2 April.— The exhortation follows from theRead More
USA, Abel Gonzalez, Maria Fischer • “I know that this is a sacrifice but just know many blessings will come out of it. Please let other people know …” With this clear challenge a few days ago, Abel Gonzalez sent off the information and invitation to the 50th Annual Schoenstatt Boys’ Walk, from the Wayside Shrine at 2309 Marguerite Street, Corpus Christi, to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Lamar, Texas. This year`s walk is scheduled for July 13th and 14th. — A little history and an invitation Forty-nine years ago, fourRead More
NIGERIA, Agaptus Ihediuba /Maria Fischer • The Schoenstatt Movement in Nigeria is young and small – but very apostolic. Students of the Schoenstatt Fathers visited a prison, Schoenstatt Youth reached out to an orphanage, and spiritual offers for young people were but a few of the apostolic works serving people in this West African country.— January 18th was a special Covenant Day. As the International Schoenstatt Youth gathered in Costa Rica in preparation for World Youth Day, all of the students of the Schoenstatt Fathers, together with the Rector, Fr.Read More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • It was during my last visit to the  House Mother of Tuparenda (CMT), on that day in September 2018, when it occurred to me to promise to internationalize the brand new official website of Fundaprova, which presents the socio-educational project “Mother House of Tuparenda”. With Mirta Etchegaray, Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Claudia Echenique and Johannes Link we worked hard and a bit longer than calculated,  and today we can proudly present a page that, in addition to the original Spanish, also has a German and an English version,Read More
WYD PANAMA 2019, Paulina Soto and Maria Fischer • Father Rómulo Aguilar, pastor of San Francisco de la Caleta in Panama City, a parish with its wayside shrine that was “home” for Schoenstatt Youths during World Youth Day, received the keys to the city from Panama’s mayor for his work as a WYD organizer. Visibly moved, Father Romulo, the first Schoenstatt Diocesan Priest in Panama, received the distinction.—   Fr. Rómulo D. Aguilar received the “Key to the City” award from Mayor José Blandón Figueroa in recognition for his valuableRead More
WYD2019 COSTA RICA AND PANAMA, by José A. Martínez and Anelena Hueda • This year undoubtedly had a very blessed beginning for the Schoenstatt Family in Costa Rica— for this community gathered around the Family of Hope Shrine always tries making the motto containing the Shrine’s name come alive. Furthermore it was a family renewed and strengthened in hope that Divine Providence gave us in what we experienced during the Schoenstatt youth meetings at the HINENI and IGNIS 2019 celebrations. All this was crowned by the Pope’s visit to PanamaRead More
My experience of WYD2019, Ana Vargas, Girls’ Youth from San Luis, Argentina• It is the second gathering I have participated in, and I came with more expectations of this one, since one already knows what a gathering is like from previous experience. Those experiences totally met my expectations and then some. They were days that allowed me to deepen in an encounter with myself, with the people around me, and most importantly, with God and his mother since she was one gathering’s protagonists in the motto showing her response toRead More
HOW I EXPERIENCED WYD2019 – POPE FRANCIS, Editorial team. • The World Youth Day 2019 has ended, but we carry on – we continue with the impressions of the events that are still missing on schoenstatt.org, and we begin a new series of articles under the theme: “How I experienced the World Youth Day.” We asked several people and are looking forward to the testimonies of many more – and the first to give his testimony is Pope Francis himself. — Pope Francis’ Testimony at the General Audience, 30.01.2019 DearRead More