Mary Tag

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
CHILE, Sr. M. Ivonne Latsague V. • On, Saturday, 1 July, according to the calendar, the picture of the Parish Pilgrim Mother was supposed to be transferred from one rural chapel to another one that belongs to the “Child Jesus” Parish of Villa Alegre, in Chile’s seventh region. What seemed to be simple transfer from one community to another, as it has been done so many times, became a beautiful gathering of faith, which at the same time was folkloric and religious. At the scheduled time, some cowboys arrived mountedRead More
PARAGUAY, from Tupãrenda magazine At eight months of pregnancy, Alicia and Nelson recall their moments of disillusion and discouragement as something far away. Like every newly married couple, they experienced their first days and months in the midst of emotion and with details of their own “honeymoon”. Shortly after uniting their lives, they had the desire to be parents; it was a desire that increased more and more. The first three years of marriage passed with their enthusiasm intact.  The attempt to conceive remained strong, and despite no clinical impediment,Read More
WORLD YOUTH DAY IN PANAMA, AICA and editorial team • “Let it be done to me according to your word,” is the title of the official World Youth Day hymn (WYD) Panama 2019, which was introduced this July 3rd by the Archbishop of Panama, Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, in the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City. Abdiel Jiménez, catechist and psalmist of the Cristo Resucitado Parish, in San Miguelito, author of several liturgical pieces, member of different choirs and a graduate of the School of Religious Science from Santa Maria LaRead More
VENEZUELA, Maria Fischer with Mercedes MacDonough • In the end, nobody could say who wanted this meeting more, the Pilgrim Mother, or a certain person, from a Venezuelan city, who loves her (and wishes to remain anonymous, so we will call her Rita – not her real name), “who seeks Mary wherever they speak of her.” Moreover thanks to “connected Schoenstatters,” Rita found a way to receive a picture of the Pilgrim Mother, and take her wherever she wants to go, especially now, in these very difficult times. On 8Read More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • There is a large group of Madrugadores in Nueve de Julio, a city in the northwest of the Buenos Aires, Argentina region, where Servant of God, Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio, was born in 1920. He was the first Latin American to serve in the Roman Curia at the time of the establishment of the cardinal list, and he was president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity for many years (1984-1996). A man of profound theological and spiritual culture, Cardinal Pironio distinguished himself for his affability,Read More
COSTA RICA, Margarita Morera de Escorriola • Family after celebrating his last Mass in the Adoration Church on Mount Schoenstatt on 15 September 1968. Faithful to the Father and Founder’s sending forth during Holy Week, a group of families and youths from Costa Rica’s Schoenstatt Movement, placed themselves at the service of the Church. They went out to encounter others with a missionary spirit accompanying Jesus at Calvary, in his Passion and Resurrection. The Blessed Mother’s presence grows in San Martín San Martín is a coastal town located in Guanacaste,Read More
PARAGUAY, Nery Cabrera and Francisco Ugarte • Tupãrenda is a very appropriate place to deepen in the spiritual life and leave behind everything that pulls us down. With the Brave Men’s Rosary, this is accomplished even more. We received a great blessing all together as brothers, and we left spiritually strengthened to continue to go forward in this very beautiful apostolate of praying the Rosary and taking the Pilgrim Mother to the needy in our community. I thank the Blessed Mother for this opportunity of participating in the 4th BMRRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • Pope Francis dedicated the catecheses in the General Audience on Wednesday 1 March to Lent, because it fell on Ash Wednesday. He highlighted that it is a time of hope that requires effort because “no one goes to heaven in a carriage.” Lent is a time characterised by “nothing without us” to use Schoenstatt terminology. It is a time to leave our comfort zones and to take a risk. It is a time to not conform with what we have. There is temptation, the temptation ofRead More
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