New Website Opening

by Fr. Andrew Pastore on 04/02/2011 -

Hi there

After a period of inactivity – and the fact we have another Thiessen on our team – we have at last got round to opening our new site. We hope it will now remain up to date and be informative for the ever incresingliy diverse group of people who are intersted in what is going on at the Shrine and in our Schoenstatt Family.

If you have any comments or requests – please let us know…

God Bless

Fr. Andrew

Chris Maffei says:

Hi, good to see this website. all that needs to be done now is let someone know that it is up and running. I am always amazed when i tell people about the shrine no one has ever heard of it let alone where it is. The challenge is to get the word out there and i know people are searching. When we introduce people they come back time and again on there own. We have a great opportunity as we have the German lads with us.
Lets get it together and spread the word!

Chris Maffei says:

Well i am on the website again, what a difference a week makes. looking good guys.
plenty of information. All Liz’s questions answered up to now. Congratulations!!!!!!

I picked this up of the Salford Diocese web site, do you think any one would be interested.

Big changes in consecrated life

Friday, 04 February 2011

Congratulations to the Marian Community of Reconciliation (known as the Fraternas), who have recently received their approval as a lay Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right. We currently have ten Fraternas living and working in the diocese.

Pictured l-r: Andrea Velarde Vidaurrázaga (Superior), Gabriela Teixeira Motta, Julie Rodgers, Alejandra Keen von Wuthenau (Superior General), Alex Farmer, Maria del Pilar Cerdeña Perochena

On the afternoon of Friday 21st January, the Superior General of the MCR, Alejandra Keen von Wuthenau, received from the Archbishop of Lima and Primate of Perù, Juan Luis Cardinal Cipriani Thorne, the Decree of Erection in which it is declared and mandated that the Marian Community of Reconciliation be recognised as a Society of Apostolic Life.

The Archbishop also approved the Constitutions of the MCR, which according to canon 731 of the Code of Canon Law, are the path by which the members of a Society of Apostolic Life “strive for the perfection of charity”.

Blackley community l-r:
Alex Farmer, Andrea Velarde Vidaurrázaga, Katherine Crain, Maria del Pilar Cerdeña Perochena, Julie Rodgers, Adriel Moniz, Elisabeth von Ketteler

The Cardinal encouraged the Fraternas to, “live their lives as constant donation, because it is for this that we are consecrated in the Church, to give ourselves to others, to serve others and to bring the faith to them”.

The Superior General of the MCR expressed her gratitude to God for this great blessing, saying, “Holy Mother Church has now recognised us as a Society of Apostolic Life, thus bestowing on us our definitive canonical figure. This is a day on which to raise, together with Our Lady, heartfelt songs of thanksgiving and to celebrate with all humility, renewing our efforts to be the holy Fraternas which the Lord has called us to be”.

Rusholme community l-r: Karina Bohórquez Lemos, Gabriela Teixeira Motta, Ada Collazos Soto

The Marian Community of Reconciliation was founded by Luis Fernando Figari on 25th March 1991; it is composed of women who, responding to the call of God, have consecrated their lives in order to be fully available for apostolic activity in the Church.

Communities of Fraternas are present in 19 dioceses in various countries in North and South America, Europe and Oceania. Their community in the Diocese of Salford was founded on 15th August 2004, following the invitation of Bishop Brain, who has been very supportive of their process of becoming a Society of Apostolic Life.

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated by Bishop Brain on 25th March 2011. The Fraternas would like to invite anyone who would like to come to celebrate this blessing with them.

General Council with Cardinal Thorne (l-r: Cecilia Collazos Ugarte, Andika Canales Emody, Alejandra Keen von Wuthenau, Sandy Sato Sakaguchi, Mayé Agama Sánchez)

Fraternas with the Archbishop of Piura, Perú

Mass of Thanksgiving for the approval
of the Marian Community of Reconciliation as a
Society of Apostolic Life and its 20th anniversary of
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Friday 25th March 2011 at 7p.m.
St Edward’s Church
13 Thurloe Street, Rusholme,
Manchester M14 5SG
Mass will be celebrated by
the Right Rev. Terence Brain,
Bishop of Salford

BennyT says:

Hi ya, I just think that it would be easier to post the link of the actual page. reason: on the one hand you don’t have any formation on such a text then (which can be quite hard sometimes..readingwise) and on the other hand it makes the page very long. just a thought :) what do you think?