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Pope to Schoenstatt Movement: Don't keep your charism stored. Let it out and live it

2015-09-03

It was an audience between Pope Francis and members of the Schoenstatt Movement. 

The movement is known for its strong Marian devotion and for building replicas of the German chapel where it was founded back in 1914, near Koblenz.  As a gift, they gave a small replica of the white chapel to the Pope. 

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General Superior, Schoenstatt Fathers Secular Institute
"It's the original sanctuary that Providence gave us definitively two years ago. Here is a small replica and as a symbol, we will also give you the keys to the Shrine.”

While addressing the priests, the Pope reminded them that contemplation, service and fraternity should be the focal points of their priestly lives.

He emphasized that their charism is not a museum piece that should be kept in a safe. 

POPE FRANCIS
"A charism is not meant to be stored away. It should be out in the open and free so it can have contact with reality, people, concerns and problems.” 

Reflecting on the words of the movement's founder, the Pope reiterated the importance of practicing their charism, out in the real world. 

POPE FRANCIS
"Father Kentenich said it quite well, when he said 'keep your ear to God's heart and your hand on the pulse of the time.' These are the two pillars of an authentic spiritual life.” 

The movement, which is quite young,  now has a presence in 42 countries. The Pope also called on them to reach out to younger generations. 


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