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VENEZUELA, María Fischer • Everyone has the right to rest a little during the Christmas holidays, even the Pilgrim Mother, Concepción thought. She has been a missionary for a few months for the only Pilgrim Mother in a city of Venezuela. The Pilgrim Mother was sent from Argentina. “The Pilgrim Mother is in my home now, and she spends such little time with me that I felt that she wanted to welcome this New Year with my family, as a blessing for them”, she commented. The Pilgrim Mother, crowned withRead More
PARAGUAY, Sady Fleitas • The IPS Mission had its annual closing on Saturday, 2 December, the eve of the first Sunday of Advent. We visited eight floors of the Central Hospital of the Social Security Institute (IPS) in Asunción taking the Eucharistic Jesus and his Mother, the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother, with us. We were accompanied by the missionaries from the St. Pio Parish. That day we saw the most defenseless children, babies and children ages 2 to 12, who suffer from pneumonia, broken bones, surgeries and illnesses, whose parents giveRead More
ARGENTINA, Alicia Granieri • In Alférez Pedro San Martín, a town never actually took shape. Its life revolves around the train station where the train no longer comes, and the small population is dispersed. This spot, in the Partido de Bahía Blanca, south of the Province of Buenos Aires, is a horticultural area irrigated by the Sauce Chico River, which justifies having an elementary and pre-school. Leonardo Klein is a teaching assistant at the school, and he knows all the people’s spiritual needs living there. The majority are families fromRead More
INTERNATIONAL, Ana C. de Echevarría • In early November, the first 250 wayside shrines photos arrived from the different places around the world and left for Belmonte in order to be present for the opening of the Retreat House on November 16, 2017; more continue to arrive. But these 250 are the ones that opened the way. They showed that the Blessed Mother is happy with this project of uniting all her wayside shrines in a picture of the large Original Pilgrim Mother that will preside in the João LuisRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett • “Mission accomplished Mother Thrice Admirable! Thank you for allowing us to be your little donkeys,” the missionaries from Santa Rita prayed upon arriving on pilgrimage on Sunday, November 12, at the Shrine of Terruño in Ciudad del Este. They renewed their missionary commitment, there was a census of the Pilgrim Mothers, and a group celebrated their Covenant of Love. Upon renewing the mission, they also prayed: “Just as one day you chose us to be your missionaries, today we continue to say, “Yes,” for one moreRead More
ARGENTINA, Ana C de Echevarria • It happens in all families. When we are children many times we do not value what the presence, action and love of our parents means in our lives; it is something that is so natural to us. As time passes, we discover how many of our parents small and large actions marked and forged what we are today. This year of the Father and Founder (Year of Father Kentenich), which we as a Family have proposed to celebrate, is a special time to pauseRead More
ITALY, Gisela Ciola • Faithful to our commitment, we, the missionaries of northern Italy, got to work on October 9. We prepared introducing our Queen to the Erba (in Como) community for the first time with a Mass in her honor: A great deal of work was done; each one of us had a precise and important commission: making brochures to invite the people to participate in the Mass, coordinating with the pastor, preparing the presentation that would be made in the Church, and organizing our travel logistics from TrentoRead More
PORTUGAL, Ana Pinto Camelo • On October 1, there was an “Gathering” of the Pilgrim Mother in the Shrine of Our Lady of Conception, in Alentejo. Three highlights of this gathering The first was the arrival and welcome of the Pilgrim Mothers from several locations of the area of Alentejo, such as Évora, Estremoz, Borba, Coruche and Campo Mayor, which were placed at the feet of the Patroness. The Eucharist was the second highlight of the entire gathering. The main intention of this Eucharist was Thanksgiving for the walk ofRead More
VENEZUELA, Daniel Rodriguez, interviewed by María Fischer • “Arrived” – a single word sent on WhatsApp on 23 October 2017, but it was a story of love, trust, and giving of self: on October 23, a picture of the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother arrived in Barquisimeto, Venezuela that a young missionary, Daniel Ramirez, age 16 eagerly awaited. A response to a great desire “Everything began on 15 September 2017,” the young man commented. “He knew about the Schoenstatt Movement for several years, but it did not interest me. On September 15,Read More
PORTUGAL, Ana Pinto Camelo • On an afternoon filled with faith and of joy, the pilgrimage of parishes to the Lisbon Shrine was held at the end of September. A happy event to be sharing that this “Pilgrim Mother Mail” will attempt to transmit. Mary welcomed the missionaries to her shrine, and she took the capital of grace to her Son. Filled with faith, the missionaries renewed their giving of self in the consecration to the Blessed Mother. Heavenwards– a rosary and a visit The pilgrimage of the parishes wasRead More