Paraguay Tag

PARAGUAY, Fr. Antonio Cosp Fontclara • Yes, it is not easy to get over the amazement! Like over the last few years, we welcomed approximately 40,000 pilgrims. Many of them left the night before to arrive at dawn, so Tupãrenda was filled with voices and joy since early morning. More than 2,000 missionaries, men and women, solemnly renewed their annual commitment and many others came to seal their covenant of love. The day’s four Masses were filled with a shade-seeking multitude. Three Masses were offered from the portico of HolyRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • Since early morning, hundreds of pilgrims arrived at Mary’s dwelling in Tupãrenda. The boys from Mother of Tupãrenda House also arrived, before the 8:00 am Mass as usual… But this day was like not the previous ones… There was a great deal of movement: people, vehicles, automobiles, and large buses that parked on the grounds of the national shrine of Paraguay. It was Our Lady of Schoenstatt, our beloved Blessed Mother’s Day. Every year on October 18, thousands of pilgrims arrive in Tupãrenda from all theRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Andrés Romero • My name is Andrés Romero, I am 19 years old, I am from Paraguay, and I have belonged to the wonderful Schoenstatt Movement for as long I can remember. My parents joined the Movement the same year I was born; therefore it could be said I was practically born and raised in Schoenstatt. I say this so that you will understand the magnitude of what sealing the Covenant of Love and the preparation that led me to make the decision for this “yes” means toRead More
PARAGUAY,  Adriana Cardozo • Mother of Tupãrenda House is located in the midst of Route II’s busy traffic in Itauguá.  The House has an excellent staff that affectionately and patiently works and is proper in those who love the tasks they do.  Ani Souberlich, its director, is the most faithful reflection of this group. They fulfill their mission of “saving” the lives of many youths with total commitment. Mother of Tupãrenda House is a Project of Socio-educational Re-integration and Personal Development aimed at teens between the ages of 16-18, whoRead More

Posted On 26.10.2017In Covenant Life

To serve is to love

PARAGUAY, Sandra Lezcano • Once again the magnanimous love from the Blessed Mother’s hand was seen in their work. On this October 18, no one’s title was greater than another’s: businessmen directing traffic in the parking lot, executives serving water to pilgrims, or doctors acting as patients. In a nutshell, people, who usually lack time to complete their many activities, left it all for love of the Blessed Mother, and they voluntarily placed themselves at her service. Dressed in white, the Sisters of Mary were seen helping with everything, discreetly,Read More
ITALY, Gian Francesco Romano “I do not want to imitate someone else, I just want to be the best possible version of Piero.” If not by definition a Personal Ideal, it is something very close to it. Spelling it out repeatedly during his twelve months of mission work in Rome is Piero Florio, a big Paraguayan fellow who arrived in the Eternal City a little older than 20 years, but able to leave a mark on the people he met. The Mission within the Mission A Paraguayan, with Italian bloodRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto González • In Schoenstatt, we are accustomed to carrying things out differently, that is, we pursue “living organically” like our Father and Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich, wanted so much, and on this occasion, uniting young people gathering with the religious was no exception. This ideal was realized the weekend of 1- 3 September 2017, through the “Night of the Shrine”, where more than 500 youths from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Latin America, and other countries met to experience a different time and recharge their batteries before returning toRead More
PARAGUAY, Sebastián y Concepción Martín • The Ayolas, Paraguay Schoenstatt community shared a gathering of great joy and fruitfulness on the road to their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. On September 2, Fr. Tommy Nin Mitchell, the Schoenstatt National Director in Paraguay, celebrated a double ceremony, and Fr. Esteban Chaparro, the pastor of Ayolas, con-celebrated. Strong growth In the two and a half years since the Ayolas’ Schoenstatt Family Branch founding, there are already three working groups with a total of thirty couples. The firstRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. José Luis Correa and editorial team• A group of seminarians from Paraguay has begun their road to the Covenant of Love. It is a big step for them, but also for this country’s Schoenstatt Movement, where there are still no communities of diocesan priests. According to Fr. Kentenich, they play a very important role in the development of the Movement, since they are a bridge and attachment between the Movement and the bishops, and their presence in the parish is of key importance for spreading Schoenstatt, and itsRead More
PARAGUAY, Ana María Mendoza de Acha, President of Fundaprova • Mother of Tupãrenda House (CMT was inaugurated a year ago (22 August 2016). It was a beautiful sunny morning, with Bishop Claudio Giménez’s blessing, the accompaniment of the Ministry of Justice and hundreds of friends who filled us with joy. I cannot believe everything happening in this short of time; the House is progressing much more rapidly than we planned. I am surprised to see it so full of young people to the point that there are several on aRead More