Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

BRAZIL, Nikolas Oliveira Garcia, via jumasbrasil.com.br • With Mary, Missionary generation: Christ or Nothing! With this noble and inspiring motto, forty-nine members of the JUMAS Southeast Boys’ Youth departed on mission from 14-22 January, to the city of Barueri/SP. Two communities trained in the Matriz de Santa Cruz Parish, St. Jude and St. Catherine’s, with very enthusiastic missionaries, with great missionary zeal, and a willingness to overcome any difficulty for love of the Mother of God and their fellow man. The missions began on Saturday, 14 January, in the SionRead More
Dear readers and followers of schoenstatt.org, The purpose of this letter is to share with all of you some of our reflections and concerns, but above all to thank you for following us and giving meaning to what we do. Data collected over the last two years shows that schoensttat.org has more than 360,000 readers in 196 countries on five continents who have accessed almost 1,700,000 pages on the website in its five languages.  These are impressive figures that encourage all those who are behind the page: a large teamRead More
BRAZIL, JUMAS Santa María, via jumasbrasil.com.br • On 6-14 January, twenty-eight boys of the Boys’ Group from the southern region, gathered to go on mission for the second time to Coronel Bicaco, in the diocese of Frederico Westphalen. We began the first mission with great enthusiasm close to Tabor, Door of Heaven Shrine in Frederioco. In the southern region for the first time, we divided the missionaries into two communities: Reinisch and Engling. The first visit seemed to be a great challenge having one community with fifteen and another withRead More
CHILE, Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of Movement in Chile • The forest fires that have affected a large part of Chile for several days prompted Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of the Movement Chile to send a letter to Schoenstatters (in Chile and abroad) on the Feast of the Presentation. He asks for help with prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity, as well as to let all Schoenstatters and people who want to help know. “Indeed, we saw the article, “Covenant Solidarity with Chile,” published on your website, whichRead More
URUGUAY, Matías Cerviño • The Providencia Educational Center is located in the Cerro Oeste (Montevideo, Uruguay); it emerged in 1994.  Members of the Schoenstatt Movement and neighborhood people founded it with the objective of accompanying the area’s children and youths in their development as free persons, helping them to discover their potential, and accompanying them in the midst of their own unique development. During the past years, in Providencia, the Blessed Mother carried out the missionary charism and the Schoenstatt pedagogy in a special and original way that seeks toRead More
BRAZIL, Lucas Campana, via  jumasbrasil.com.br • “Missionary Generation With Mary: Christ or nothing!” was the motto enkindling close to 100 young people from Paraná’s different cities to go out on mission and to leave a little of Christ’s love in homes and communities. They gathered at Cornélio Procópio on the afternoon of Friday 13th, for the second pre-mission, organized by the priests. It was full of advice designed to help everything go well on one more mission. Shortly afterwards, at 5:00 p.m. Mass was celebrated as was the moment ofRead More
SPAIN, by Patricia Navas in Aleteia.org • Her marriage separation has transformed her into an expert on closing emotional wounds. In Spain, María Luisa Erhart has listened and accompanied separated married persons for more than ten years through a Catholic service that she leads, which bears the name of the place Jesus rested – Betania [Bethany]. In the following interview in Aleteia, she shares her healing process and confirms that “when God allows a separation, it is always for a greater good.” What common sufferings do separated people experience? NotRead More
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • We arrived! After six days and 150 km of pilgrimage, “Brochero’s mailmen” arrived at the Shrine of the Virgen del Tránsito and of Cura Brochero, where the remains of the Argentinean saint rest. “Brochero Road!…Following the footsteps of the Saint!” was the motto that resounded in shouts several times inside the church filled with people of all ages, all devoted to the Holy Priest. We had arrived, and we shared our joy with everyone who saw us, after the great physical effort and aRead More
VATICAN/CHILE, Maria Fischer • The worst forest fires registered in Chile’s history are affecting southern Chile. More than 4 million people were deployed to attend to the emergency. Among them were military personnel, firefighters, volunteers and brigades, as well as thirty-seven aircraft, water trucks and heavy machinery to combat the fires. Six deaths have been reported from the worst forest fires in Chile’s history. They have consumed more than 190,000 hectares of forests and farmland in the central and southern part of the country, according to the latest report fromRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett with Maria Fischer • Santa Rita, the Alto Paraná city that has two wayside shrines (both are already a part of the digital mosaic of the Original Pilgrim Mother in Belmonte’s Joao Pozzobon Hall), experienced a visit by the Auxiliary MTA to the missionaries’ homes. Although it is the midst of summer vacation and it was very hot, this visit was a good reason to prepare for the renewal of the Covenant of Love with greater anticipation. Joy cannot be contained On the first 18th of theRead More