Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • On July 30, the afternoon was sunny yet cool. Some youths were seen close to the wayside shrine, each one with his guitar in hand. They were playing and singing, amid embarrassment, nerves, laughter that was more or less contained, before beginning to make a serious effort to rehearse some songs… It looked a Boys’ Youth camp or an enjoyable moment from the Missions… But we were looking at some youths who until a few months ago had been in jail and livedRead More
ARGENTINA, Analía Guaragna • 1,000 Hail Marys in Adoration were prayed on Sunday, 6 August, within the celebration of St. Domingo de Guzmán’s feast day, the patron of the Cathedral and of the Diocese of Nueve de Julio. The celebration was held at 6:00 p.m. at Fatima Parish within the framework of the 100 years of Mary’s apparition at Fatima and of the last day that this parish would be open, since it will be temporarily closed for repairs. On October 13, Fatima Parish, Nueve de Julio, will be elevatedRead More
PARAGUAY, Josefa Balbuena de Fullaondo • We feel an immense satisfaction in celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the Rosary Campaign in our Eusebio Ayala community, the cradle of Cordillera Culture. Our hearts beat joyfully upon reaching this long-awaited day. In 1992, the first Pilgrim Mothers arrived at San Roque Parish. Through the years, our fervor for the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt has grown. We thank God for this indescribable grace that this gives us, uniting it with that of our Mother, who gives us her heart and we giveRead More
ARGENTINA, communication team for Pilgrimage of the Villages  • Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Love in Latin) is Pope Francis’ second post-synodal apostolic exhortation, signed on 19 March 2016 and made public on 8 April 2016. As the subtitle of the document indicates, it is about the love within the family so Christian spouses are explicitly mentioned in the part indicating to whom it is addressed. As is customary in the Church, this exhortation was published at the conclusion of two synods, one extraordinary and the other ordinary, (in this caseRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • More than 200 men from all of Argentina and from Chile will meet in Nueve de Julio during the weekend of the 19-21, for the 8th National Gathering of the Madrugadores. The founders of los Madrugadores, Octavio Galarce (international) and Roberto Horat (Argentina) will participate. Moreover, speakers such as Bishop Ariel Torrado Mosconi, Bishop of Nueve de Julio, Fr. Guillermo Cassone, a Schoenstatt Father from Tucumán; Fr. Manolo Prieto, Marianist priest from Nueve de Julio; and Fr. Mamerto Meapace OSB will participate. The motto chosen forRead More • Nos unimos en oración y con aportes al capital de gracias, desde nuestros Santuarios, en estos momentos de dolor. Rezando por las victimas del ataque terrorista en Barcelona, por sus familias y amigos, y por todos los medicos, policías, periodistas y ayudantes. We unite in prayer and with contributions to the capital of grace, from our Shrines, in these moments of pain. Praying for the victims of the terror attack in Barcelona, for their families and friends, and for all physicians, police, journalists and helpers. Wir verbinden unsRead More
ARGENTINA, Anahi Moriño • Hundreds of pilgrims met once again at the feet of Our Lady of Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine in Pronunciamiento, a province of Entre Rios, on Saturday, 22 July, after carrying out the “ConcePro” Pilgrimage. In their thirteenth edition, this manifestation of faith had the motto: “With Mary and Joseph, artisans of Peace.”  It was held uniting the wayside shrines dedicated to the Blessed Mother of Concepción del Uruguay, San Justo, Caseros and Villa Elisa, and joining the communities of San Cipriano and Primero de Mayo, a distanceRead More
COSTA RICA, Ana Vega • On Thursday, 20 July, Fr. José Luis Correa, adviser to the Schoenstatt Movement in Costa Rica, visited Guanacaste Pampa, bringing us a great message in the different talks and shared experiences. There was a gathering with two couples’ groups, which included the subject of Being Instruments.  All the couples were attracted to the subject and motivated to continue to train themselves, and place themselves in the Blessed Mother’s hands to be instruments in the great Schoenstatt work that is being founded in Guanacaste. “I amRead More
PERU, Maria Fischer, with material presented on the website• The fifth International Congress of Schoenstatt Businessmen and Executives will be held from the 2-4 November in Lima Peru, with the motto: “The company, a path to holiness.” “This Congress is preceded by the following Congresses: Guayaquil, Ecuador (2011); San Jose, Costa Rica (2013); and Monterrey, Mexico (2015). At these Congresses, the participants defined the Schoenstatt business leader mindset and the CIEES’ mission and vision,” explained Jorge Arteata, a committee organizer. The Spanish acronym CIEES (which is also used byRead More
BURUNDI, Fr. Claudio Jeria • It’s the same the world over and Burundi, one of the poorest countries in Africa, is no different. Those who are without education are vulnerable and anyone can deceive them, play them for fools, take advantage of them and act unjustly towards them. Without education, they do not have the ability to know their rights and their potential. Lack of knowledge is slavery. Knowledge is freedom. Those who possess knowledge can speak out, fluently state their position, and have the agility to navigate their wayRead More