Pauline Year

Solemn vigil with Michael Brand MDS, Prof. Dr. Lothar Penners on June 28, the eve of the firm of Peter and Paul, is Monsignor Dr. Peter Wolf, in Rome and opened the Pauline year in the local churches. The reason is two thousand anniversary of the birth of the Apostle of the Nations, which is accepted by the research between 7 and 10 a.d.. Paul reminds and the church celebrates a crucial witnesses and messengers at their beginning. On the eve of the feast of Peter and Paul the Saint opens the Jubilee solemnly father in the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls. In this vigil celebration, he will ignite a flame at the tomb of the Apostle, that will burn throughout the year.

Is also thought to open but not the “Porta sancta” of the Holy year, but the opposite door as “Porta oecumenica”. Schoenstatt, on the place of origin of the international Schoenstatt movement, a celebration of the opening of the Pauline year takes place on June 28. It is the Bundestag Deputy Michael Brand will give a testimony: “with Paul on the Areopag-faith and public” Life.” Fr. Dr. Lothar Penners and Monsignor Dr. Peter Wolf make this opening Vigil (June 28 at 19:30) as also the festive divine service on 29 June (10.30).

The vigil is musically by a project group “Pauline year”, the festive divine service of “Mondnacht” (Belgium) is lit in vigil celebration a big Paul candle before an image of the Apostle of the Nations. What fascinated to Paul? Dr. Peter Wolf: “I’m fascinated to Paul, that he so original brought his relationship to Christ in the word. He finds new and fresh words for this. He lives from the certainty that Christ has given himself for him and loves him. He lives out the life: Christ lives in me and I live in Christ. He is a truly Apostolic man who rushes through the then known world and beginning to evangelize to a dedicated witness and Messenger.” That sounds like dawn. It can be stretched on the sermon by Dr. Wolf in the evening of 28 June in the pilgrimage church in Schonstatt, at the solemn vigil at 19:30. At the opening of the Pauline year in All are cordially invited to Schoenstatt. M. Kornelia Fischer