Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • On Thursday night, hundreds of missionaries of the CUM (the Catholic University Missions) began the most intense stage. After the afternoon workshops, or in some cases, in accompanying more than 100 youths in the Youth Easter, we went to the celebration of the Lord’s Supper accompanying the lead town in Jesus the Bread of Life. There was already an atmosphere of devotion, or as we say in the missions of “a contained joy” especially in Santa Elena, as we accompanied the Blessed Sacrament from the churchRead More
URUGUAY, Matías Cerviño • The history of Providencia Educational Center is profoundly pierced by Fr. Kentenich’s phrase: “How often in world history have not small and insignificant beginnings been the source of great and greater accomplishment?” (Fr. Kentenich, Founding Document, p. 31) A little more than twenty years ago, a group of Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign missionaries recognized what Lucía, who was an alumnus of the MTA School, (the Sisters of Mary’s school in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay) was doing. Several years ago, she moved to Cerro, a historic working-class neighborhood inRead More
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel and Schoenstatt Girls/Women’s League • When we tell our stories of covenant solidarity, we mostly mention our efforts to live our covenant of love by reaching out to others and going to the peripheries of our societies to share the graces of our covenant relationship. It is good to tell these stories because each act of covenant solidarity helps our Mother and Queen to add “stone on stone in building up your Schoenstatt work” as we pray in our evening prayer. These stories also encourage othersRead More
PARAGUAY, Horacio Chavez • On the first Friday of each month at Holy Mary of the Trinity Church in Tupãrenda, there is a Mass of Healing and Deliverance, where many faithful from different parts of the country come to encounter Jesus and the Holy Spirit seeking healing for their soul. On one of the last Fridays, while I walked toward the church, a lady with her little grandson stopped me, and she commented that she had a strange happiness and joy for this child, who was visiting this holy placeRead More
PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • Since Holy Tuesday, more than a thousand missionaries from allover Paraguay, and others who came from friendly countries, met in a madness of love that is called the Catholic University Missions (CUM). Among them there were members of our Schoenstatt Family, who were touched by Pope Francis’ missionary sending forth for the next 100 years, they brought the Schoenstatt phrase of reaching out alive. Moreover they did it motivated by the grace of apostolic zeal that the Blessed Mother gives from all her Schoenstatt Shrines, andRead More
SPAIN, José Delgado-Iribarren • With many responsibilities to carry out, we have a very hectic life that often does not allow us to do other things that seem less urgent, but that would let us help others and make us feel much better. A couple of years ago, my professional situation has allowed me some time to do these things that in my case consist in helping disadvantaged people in our surroundings. It is about trying to follow Jesus’ call in the Gospel and to help our fellowman, anyone whoRead More
PARAGUAY, Andreza Ortigoza/Maria Fischer • A day in March at Dequení Central House in Fernando de la Mora and celebrating the start of classes and a few days after launching the updated institutional website, another step was taken in the area of communication by means of a communication training workshop for fifteen Dequení officials based on Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s proposal for the model of communication. Maria Fischer, who has a degree in social sciences and is editor-in-chief of schoenstatt.org, presented the workshop. She committed to spreading the news about Dequeni’sRead More
ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • It was raining continuously in Tucumán. In the southern part of the province, the rain continued and the water began to rise rapidly, covering fields and flooding houses. The situation was desperate! This was when people’s solidarity was mobilized. People always go out and help others, before the government’s authorities take preventive measures. Boats, rafts, vehicles were placed at the disposal of those who needed them. More than 5,000 people were in evacuee centers and many more lived in improvised tents along the edges of theRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • On the 21 March 2017, Mother of Tupãrenda House was festively decorated for the celebration of the Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation of seven participants from the CMT Project that through their own volition enthusiastically prepared for months with Cristina Santa Cruz, who generously accompanied them. CMT is a center for work training and human development of youths released from the juvenile detention center; it is located in the shadow of Tupãrenda’s Schoenstatt Shrine, and it is a permanent fruit of the Year of Mercy. SevenRead More
USA, Carlos Cantú • The Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign sponsors two special days each year at Confidentia Shrine in Rockport, Texas for Missionaries and those that receive the Pilgrim MTA in their homes.  These two days take place in November and March.  The most recent one took place on 12 March 2017.  On these days, new missionaries are commissioned, re-commissioning takes place for those renewing their commitment for another year, and it is also a day for those who have been prepared to seal their Covenant of Love. Although the dayRead More