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Heroes of Schoenstatt

An intimate portrait of John Pozzobon: His daughter reveals what he was like as a father and husband

Getting to know a person intimately reveals a world of profound experiences. This is true of the account given by one of deacon John Pozzobon’s daughters, who reveals secrets about her relationship with her father and mother and how he interacted with his family. Known for having launched the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Apostolate, he left an immense legacy of testimonies in his personal, professional, and social life. Today we will learn some more about the family life of this simple man who made his mark on the history of Schoenstatt.

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João Pozzobon and praying the Rosary

Slowly and organically, the servant of God João Luis Pozzobon kept increasing his daily prayers. He eventually prayed 15 rosaries a day. He did this while walking with the Pilgrim Mother and also while doing his household chores. For example, he would put marks on the handle of his hoe to pray while weeding. According to him, when you love someone very much, you usually repeat their name. And John tried to say it as many times as he could: Ave Maria….

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