solidarity Tag

Editorial staff • Nature seems attacking with the zone of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean … We implore, in Covenant Solidarity from all our shrines, for the victims and for those who help. At least 32 people died after a strong earthquake that woke up people Mexico this morning. With a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale, it is the largest earthquake in at least 100 years. The regions affected are the poorest in the country. The Tsunami Warning Center said that there is a possibility of largeRead More
Maria Fischer • Is an article in schoenstatt.org something so very quiet and simple worthwhile? Those who sent their petitions, their desires, their gifts, their desperation and confidence to Mary the Mother of the Lord and our Mother, and who will probably never physically visit, are alone in the Shrine, in her small shrine in the Schoenstatt Valley. They fill more than fifty sheets of paper. Long letters and sometimes very brief ones from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Germany India, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru,Read More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich • “At the end of the month, the first three young men graduated, who, upon their release, voluntarily enrolled in the re-integration program that the Ministry of Justice offers in covenant with the Foundation to Promote Values and the Prevention of Violence (Fundaprova -Spanish Acronym)”. This is how a long article about the first graduates of the Mother of Tupãrenda House begins in La Nación newspaper. “The program of re-integration for youths, who have had some conflict with the law in the past, can accommodate up toRead More
VATICAN/G20, MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE G20 • While cars were burning in Hamburg’s streets, businesses looted and stones were flying, and the “most powerful man in the world” was absent from the consultations of the heads of government of the most powerful economic, and hence political, nations on climate change, a man “from the end of the world” addressed a message to the hostess of the summit conference and its participants. Modest, yet passionate, his message is probably well known to all of us from his encyclical EvangeliiRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS BASED ON CURRENT EVENTS After the Angelus on the first Sunday of July, Pope Francis greeted the people of Rome and pilgrims from all over the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square. He used the opportunity to ask, once again, for “peace in Venezuela.” “On 5 July, Venezuela celebrates the anniversary of its independence. I promise my prayers for this beloved nation and express my closeness to the families who have lost their children in the demonstrations. I call for an end to the violence and thatRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • On 9 May, within the framework of “Rebuild Hope,” the Dequení foundation inaugurated a works of improvement of their “Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary” community center located in Ypané. This center suffered serious cracks and separation in the roof and walls, because of deterioration and the continuous storms during last year. This is the third center that was reconditioned through this initiative. Board members and Dequení Foundation personnel attended the ceremony, and they carried out the ribbon cutting; representatives of the Paraguayan Chamber of Real Estate DevelopersRead More
By Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Thirty more stars were blessed on Friday, 12 May for the carpet of stars located at the north entrance of the Cologne Cathedral. The twenty-five small and the five large stars were donated this spring,” this was Cologne’s Domradio radio message. Among them, there was also a star from 1. FC Köln soccer team, the ‘Kölner Dom’ cultural foundation related. With the star of 1. FC Köln, two of Cologne’s passions grow closer: the cathedral and soccer,” commented Fr. Gerd Bachner, Provost ofRead More
BRAZIL, Reginaldo Leite • At the branch meeting, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Cornélio Procópio decided that they would embrace the Easter of Solidarity Project, and it was done. The Allies Group of Pedro Paulo and Elcio Faria took the lead, and they worked hard for some months. The boys made a brochure, they created a website, and they even had a motto: “Give candy and you will receive smiles.” The idea was to gather candies to donate to area nursery schools. This work impacted the outreach. Every Saturday theyRead More
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel and Schoenstatt Girls/Women’s League • When we tell our stories of covenant solidarity, we mostly mention our efforts to live our covenant of love by reaching out to others and going to the peripheries of our societies to share the graces of our covenant relationship. It is good to tell these stories because each act of covenant solidarity helps our Mother and Queen to add “stone on stone in building up your Schoenstatt work” as we pray in our evening prayer. These stories also encourage othersRead More
ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • It was raining continuously in Tucumán. In the southern part of the province, the rain continued and the water began to rise rapidly, covering fields and flooding houses. The situation was desperate! This was when people’s solidarity was mobilized. People always go out and help others, before the government’s authorities take preventive measures. Boats, rafts, vehicles were placed at the disposal of those who needed them. More than 5,000 people were in evacuee centers and many more lived in improvised tents along the edges of theRead More