Paraguay Tag

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
PARAGUAY, Silvia Cabañas • How does one overcome the departure of a son? That is a question I am frequently asked. I prefer to use the term departure and not death, because for me, my son did not die. He only departed prematurely to meet God, our Father, and our Mother Mary, a conviction that keeps me strong and standing. Most of all, it is what motivates me to struggle against my own human weakness, and for me to also make the effort so the moment that God decides thatRead More

Posted On 23.08.2017In Projects

A balm for wounds

PARAGUAY, Gustavo Cortázar • “Un bálsamo para las heridas” (“A Balm for Wounds”) is a bedside guidebook, which attempts to encourage every divorced couple in a new union (Spanish acronym SENU), to know that Christ loves them, that God has a project for these new unions. God is a good father who wants the good of his children. When he sees them suffering so much, he wants to see the Church help and show them the road of salvation. Thus Tuesday, 6 June was a day of celebration for theRead More
PARAGUAY, Montse and Roberto Ramírez • We are Montse and Roberto Ramírez, we have been married for twelve years, we have two daughters, Sophia and Emma, ages 8 and 6. We have also belonged to the large Schoenstatt Family for six years. Today after living and feeling ourselves in Covenant with Mary, especially since we feel her special presence in our home through our Home Shrine (HS), we can say nothing other than “Thank You…” and we are more and more convinced that she is our security and our roadRead More
Towards the Youth Synod: “Hey, young person, Francis wants to hear you” • Hi everyone. My name is Fabián Daniel López Cuevas, I am 26 years old, and I’m studying Accounting at Our Lady of Asunción Catholic University. I am part of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement and I’m preparing for marriage. This is how my story begins. From a very young age, I had a deeply Catholic upbringing at home. Everyday, we would gather to pray the Rosary with my siblings and my mom. I’ll admit, dad didn’t join usRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • On July 30, the afternoon was sunny yet cool. Some youths were seen close to the wayside shrine, each one with his guitar in hand. They were playing and singing, amid embarrassment, nerves, laughter that was more or less contained, before beginning to make a serious effort to rehearse some songs… It looked a Boys’ Youth camp or an enjoyable moment from the Missions… But we were looking at some youths who until a few months ago had been in jail and livedRead More
PARAGUAY, Mirta Etchegaray de Arias, Morocha and Carlos Etchegaray • On Sunday, 20 June, Bishop Claudio Giménez returned to his home, his very beloved Tupãrenda, after generously serving the Church as Bishop of Caacupé for 22 years. The Schoenstatt Family welcomed him with a celebration. On 28 May 1980, the Virgin of Caacupé visited Tupãrenda for the first time… We had recently bought the land for our GREATLY DESIRED SHRINE. On that first visit, we went on pilgrimage with the Virgin to the exact place where the Shrine would beRead More
PARAGUAY, Josefa Balbuena de Fullaondo • We feel an immense satisfaction in celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the Rosary Campaign in our Eusebio Ayala community, the cradle of Cordillera Culture. Our hearts beat joyfully upon reaching this long-awaited day. In 1992, the first Pilgrim Mothers arrived at San Roque Parish. Through the years, our fervor for the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt has grown. We thank God for this indescribable grace that this gives us, uniting it with that of our Mother, who gives us her heart and we giveRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich, director of Mother of Tupãrenda House • On 30 June, the Mother of Tupãrenda House was once again festively decorated in celebration for a participant’s graduation from the 9-month project. One more young man has shown us that he only needed the opportunity to have another option for life. He needed someone who would show him the right road, to learn the road, and to choose the best for himself and his family. Relatives of the graduate, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, and Lourdes Marín, representing Fundaprova (Foundation forRead More