Argentina Tag

ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Many wanted to accompany Matías “Tute” Clavijo and Pablo Mori on their priestly ordination day in New Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela because of the affection that everyone has for them, for their Schoenstatt identity since their childhood, for their loyal and generous commitment. On Saturday, October 28, in God the Father Church, Bishop Franciso Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación and their Novice Master, imposed hands and he consecrated them Christ and the Church’s priests. A special gathering was already apparent days beforehand; Juan Molina, a seminarian, finalized detailsRead More
ARGENTINA, Rosana Luna • Every October, the traditional Celebration of the Horse is carried out in Bragado, a province of Buenos Aires, which as of this year took on national character. It could not be any other way, Our Lady of Schoenstatt, our beloved Blessed Mother, wanted to be there, and so she also traveled the parade route; Salvador González, affectionately known by all Bragado residents as “el malagueño” (someone from Malaga) a loyal devotee of the Blessed Mother, carried her. The National Celebration of the Horse is a traditionalRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • A few days ago, the Madrugadores from Nueve de Julio, in its namesake diocese, celebrated three years of uninterrupted madrugadas (daybreaks). To commemorate this, Bishop Ariel celebrated Holy Mass, and after the bishop’s talk, there was a barbecue with eighty-two Madrugadores in attendance including a birthday cake with three candles! A real celebration for the Blessed Mother. “Now, we are advocates to visit the different pastors from the dioceses to encourage them to form new groups,” they commented. “We want to sow Madrugadores praying to theRead More
CHILE/ARGENTINA, Fr. Claudio Martínez Felmer and the schoenstatt.org Editorial team • It seems that it was recently that everyone accompanied Mary’s Crusade for the blessing of a wayside shrine in the Andes. “The Blessed Mother of the Andes’ Wayside Shrine was blessed with a Mass and with receiving a great surprise from Pope Francis’ greeting and blessing. Its foundation collected the contributions of young boys and hundreds of “crusaders of solidarity” throughout the world. “We were so happy and excited!” the crusaders said, while Maria Tedeschi, the oldest “crusader ofRead More
Interview with Matthias Gross, Germany, Volunteer at Casa del Niño in Villa Ballester • Matthias Gross volunteered at Casa del Niño in Gran Buenos Aires from August 2016 to August 2017.  The Casa is located near the Schoenstatt Daughter Shrine in the Villa Ballester district and is a Schoenstatt Family project, the Family Federation and the Campaign of the Pilgrim Mother are the primary sponsors. Father Kentenich visited Villa Ballester several times, because many German immigrants found housing there after the Second World War.  This is the place, where theRead More
Fr. Alberto E. Eronti, Buenos Aires, Argentina There are questions that touch bottom, that constitute a radical challenge; they are those that leave no alternative, they must be answered.  For example, this was Martha’s experience in Bethany (Jn.11: 26) when Jesus upon affirming “Those who believe in me will live, even though they die,” He asks: “Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord, I do believe.”  This also was the question Father Kentenich asked a group of Schoenstatt Fathers who went to see him about problems they thought could not beRead More
CHILE, Carmen M. Rogers • The Pilgrim Mother’s adventures and travels do not recognize limits or borders. It might be in a store in San Martín de los Andes or in the picá de Concón [economical restaurant with excellent and abundant food], in an operating room, a stockbroker’s office, or she welcome you to the only house in a mountain range’s lost corner, or quietly in an elegant living room of that mansion; she is always there. Pope Francis tells us – Do not be surprised: she is the PilgrimRead More
Maria Fischer, interview of Fr. Egon M. Zillekens • “What is my Blessed Mother doing in your house?” This was a Schoenstatter’s surprised and at the same time happy, although also a little indignant, exclamation on his first visit to his girlfriend’s parents’ home, who were not Schoenstatters. This also called to mind, seeing Fr. Egon Zilleken’s face during his pleasant exchange with Liz and Juan Álvarez from Buenos Aires, who were recently appointed as Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign National Advisers of Argentina, during their visit to Schoenstatt in mid-September, asRead More
Carlos E. Barrio y Lipperheide, Argentina • I am saddened by the profound events that dress our contemporary world in mourning.  To cite just a few examples, I think of the recent attack in Barcelona, the hungry and desperate immigrants who reach the developed world’s closed doors, the hunger and misery of so many who cannot find a way to escape their poverty. These pains bring me to the cross of inconsolable people that are destroyed, anxious and hopeless. The weight of so many crosses, much crueler than mine!  WhatRead More

Posted On 06.09.2017In Campaign

A Day of grace in Bragado

ARGENTINA, Rosana Luna • On August 21, some members of the community sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother during the 7:00 pm Mass, in St. Rose of Lima Parish in Bragado, Diocese of Nueve de Julio. Moreover another group received the apostolic sending forth to be new missionaries taking the Pilgrim Mother to several places in the community. Fr. Horacio gave a brief reflection explaining the origin and the meaning of the Covenant of Love, and simultaneously, he invited everyone present to renew their Baptismal commitment. AfterRead More