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A Sister of Mary in theology’s halls of power

For centuries, men have predominantly overseen the academic domain of theology and key committees in the Church, but women have an essential role to play. Sr. M. Isabell Naumann, Schoenstatt Sister of Mary, shares insights on her journey as a woman in various leadership roles within the Church.

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Together we are stronger: second Couples’ Café in Italy

Couples in Italy participated in the second Couples’ Coffee organized by the Schoenstatt Movement, in which the importance of stable personal bonds and the deepening on the value of the other for one’s personal growth was emphasized. The motto of the day was “Together we are stronger”.

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The Schoenstatt Fathers’ mission in Punjab, India

“People who come to us to pray and to attend Holy Mass are at the beginning of their spiritual journey and formation. They even need to learn to make the sign of the cross and get acquainted with many basic Catholic prayers”. Let’s take a look at the work the Schoenstatt Fathers are doing in the state of Punjab in northern India

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Preparation for marriage – a joint project of the Family Movement in Germany

Schoenstatt advisors and leaders of the marriage preparation ministry in Germany met for a few days of discussions to evaluate what they are doing to prepare couples for the sacrament of marriage and to discern ways of working together. The meeting took place in Hillscheid, in the large Josef Kentenich Hof, headquarters of the Schoenstatt Family Federation, located a few kilometers from the Original Shrine.

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Members of the Secular Institutes meet in Schoenstatt

Members of the Schoenstatt Secular Institutes have an annual meeting in Schoenstatt, Germany, in which the participants delve deeper into their common charism and their profile as central communities. This year’s meeting took place at Mount Moriah, the international headquarters of the Institute of Diocesan Priests, from February 23-25. The central topic was the evangelical counsel on poverty, with the special characteristic that Father Kentenich provides with his charism on the organic world. It is rewarding to always discover this imprint of the founder.

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