Strengthening each other - Katholikentag

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In May, SCJs and students from Freiburg and Berlin traveled to Leipzig (Germany) for the 100th "Katholikentag" (Catholic Day). It was an interesting place for such an event: Leipzig is 6% Protestant and 4% Catholic. There are also groups on the far right and far left. Not only prayer "Ecce homo" or "Behold the man" has become not just a phrase, but the statement of encounter. The beginning was characterized…
In the last days of May, 2016, Fr. Artur Sanecki, SCJ, the general councilor responsible for Europe, visited Transnistria, the part of Moldova where our SCJ confreres have worked for more than 20 years. It was a good opportunity to meet every SCJ present in the area, to have community meetings, and to get to know better the many social and formation projects developed by District of Moldova. The District…
Intelligence is always the first principle of any science but not always a first ingredient. Faith is the first ingredient of science, but the first principle is the divine intelligence in which we believe. There is no contradiction between faith and reason. John Paul II from the Gemelli's Polyclinic on March 5, 2005 gave his final message to the students: Faith and reason are the two wings that lead you…
With the theme, "Called to be merciful," the Dehonian family held its annual pilgrimage to Fatima June 4-5. This year there were several special reasons for the event: the Dehonians commemorate 70 years of the SCJ presence in Portugal as well as the 50th anniversary of the Portuguese Province, and it was the celebration –– in communion with the whole Church–– of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The general mood…
On Monday, June 6, we had a daylong intensive workshop with two communication specialists: André Lorenz, founder and director of André Lorenz Media (Munich, Germany), and Simon Biallowons, a journalist and a colleague of André Lorenz. Participating in the workshop were Fr. Heiner Wilmer (superior general), Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño Martin (vicar general), Mr. Alessandro Benassi (of the Data Service of Bologna), Fr. Radosław Warenda (vice general secretary) and Fr.…