BRAZIL, Sr. M. Ivanir Castro. On 2 February, the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, the Schoenstatt Movement in Santa Maria, Brazil, held its 55th Pilgrimage Walk for the families who receive the pilgrim mother.
BOLIVIA, Roberto Henestrosa y Alexandra Kempff. The Schoenstatt Family in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia hosted a week filled with apostolic activities geared towards the apostolic formation of families in this Jubilee year. They invited Cardinal Julio Terrazas and the Jensens -- Pilar Escudero and Luis Jensen -- members of the Schoenstatt Secular Institute of Families in Santiago de Chile.
GERMANY, Wolfgang Fella. Couples from the dioceses of Freiburg, Limburg, Munster, Speyer and Wurzburg met for a spiritual weekend in the House of the Families in Schoenstatt. This was the sixth time that Sr Vernita Weiss and Fr Bernhard Schneider had invited couples to this special occasion. In our Jubilee Year everything naturally centred on what had happened in 1914.
USA, Angie Santos. The leaders of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in Texas participated in a workshop on 10-12 January at the beautiful Schoenstatt Center in Lamar Texas. The purpose of the workshop was to strengthen the State Team leaders in Schoenstatt spirituality, reflect on the Jubilee graces and to create enthusiasm for new apostolic challenges. The group consisted of representatives from the various dioceses around Texas where the Rosary Campaign is active.
CHILE, cmr. The editors of schoenstatt.org received the following information today from Fr Mariano Irurreta, Provincial Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers Pentecostés Province, Chile. It has filled us with joy during our pilgrimage in the year of gifts and grace, and encouraged us to increase our contributions to the capital of grace of the Mother Thrice Admirable and Queen of Schoenstatt.
EL SALVADOR, mda. “I have already contacted Ana Mercedes, and we will try to meet along with others who are interested in the Schoenstatt Movement,” wrote Mario Erneso Cerna, from El Salvador. Ana Mercedes Gutiérrez de Nieuwenhuis is the coordinator of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in El Salvador, and Mario Ernesto Cerna had communicated with Schoenstatt (that is, with schoenstatt.org) two days before, after successfully looking on the Internet for a picture of the Virgin that he liked very much and that only said: “Schoenstatt”.
GERMANY, Wolfgang Fella. The various forms of giving and receiving gifts were the focal point of the two Advent weekends for families on the Marienhoehe, Wurzburg. It's a subject not just for the time of Advent before Christmas and the marathon of exchanging presents that follows.
PERÚ, Queca Espinoza. It is the announced night, Christmas Eve, the Holy Night, waiting for of the birth of the Savior. Participation in the Holy Mass in the Shrine of La Molina took place first before sharing the arrival of the Little Child Jesus with family and friends.
URUGUAY, Soledad Gattas. The year 2013 is closing with the joy of having shared a year of projects and accomplishments! The Schoenstatt Family from Uruguay has been preparing for 2014, strengthening their unity with several Branch gatherings and that of the entire family.
URUGUAY, Gonzalo Rodríguez. For a quite some time, the Montevideo Schoenstatt Family has longed for building a Shrine, a new Shrine for Uruguay, which will be the country’s second one (after the first daughter Shrine at a world-wide level, in Nueva Helvecia). There is still no place to build it, but they already have the altar that was conquered and imported from the city of Santa Maria, Brazil, with the local contribution of many faithful; it is the last one made by the Brothers of Mary in this country.