youth Tag

CHILE, vía ACIprensa • As part of the preparations for the Youth Synod which Pope Francis has called for 2018, Chile is launching the book “Una fe que encanta y aunque duela, no espanta” (faith that enchants and even though it hurts, it doesn’t frighten), published by Catholic journalist Trinidad Ried. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, presented in a question and answer format, this book tries to answer the questions that many young people have about the faith in an accessible way. According the author, the workRead More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala • Thanks to the Blessed Mother, youthful hearts are daily being drawn to the Shrine, and in Nigeria, the mission is spreading and expanding almost hourly. And what is the secret? Like Fr. Kentenich would have said, it is because of the action and presence of the Blessed Mother in Shrine through the Covenant of Love; this is a cause of great joy, and we are happy. Fr. Paul Nwachukwu, who is in-charge of the Schoenstatt Movement in Nigeria and the Rector of the Shrine, is doingRead More
COLOMBIA, Alida Becerra • The Schoenstatt youth in Bogotá attended the meeting with Pope Francis in Bolivar Square. They were among 22.000 youth who had gathered from 4 in the morning to welcome the Pope. Working with the impulses of the Colombian Church The youth prepared themselves for the meeting with the Holy Father with Sr. María Amparo Villouta and the leaders of the youth Laura Téllez, Fanny Bravo, Consuelo Iturrieta and Andrea Sánchez. Over three Saturdays, they met at “Mater House” in Bogotá where they learnt more about PopeRead More
URUGUAY, Marcela Vickacka • The 3rd “Totus Tuus” Mission of the Schoenstatt Boy’s and Girls’ Youth from Montevideo took place from August 24 -27 at the St. Alberto Hurtado Parish in the Cerro area of the Uruguayan capital; 100 high school seniors participated. As in previous years, some of them described this missionary experience through their stories and testimonies.  I came away with an incredible experience Totus Tuus was a mixture of emotions, encounters, and incredible experiences. I had never had so many feelings at the same time or inRead 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
BRAZIL, Paulo Zambolin via www.jumasbrasil.com.br • Representatives of the Boys’ Youth (Jumas) from all over Brazil attended their IX National Forum, which was held in the Puer et Pater Schoenstatt Shrine, in Itaara, Rio Grande do Sul, which brought together eighty young people along with their advisers, Frs. Alfonso Wosny, Clodoaldo Kamimura, Ailton Brito, Julio Rodrigues, Br. Mandred Worlitschek, and seminarians Gabriel Oberle and Filipe Araujo. The objective of the forum was to reflect and decide about the youths’ direction and aspirations for the coming year. These young people tookRead More
ROMA BELMONTE, Fr. Armin Noppenberger • Belmonte-Rome, August 13 -20, from the Oberchwaben and Baden regions in southern Germany, sixteen young people, teens, Carmen (the cook), and Jürgen Reinle (the Foreman), once again came and did construction work at the Schoenstatt International Center in Belmonte-Rome. The team was partially renewed by word of mouth with others who were fans of Belmonte and had already participated on other occasions. The Belmonte Commission and the architect, Mr. Pörsch, had designed three work projects for these young workers. To clean the “intercapedine”, aRead More
CHILE, Verónica Gutiérrez • In Chile, the generation of the seventies experienced great changes in a two ways. On one hand, the Schoenstatt Movement grew with the celebration of twenty-five years of the mission of the 31 of May, the anniversary of shrines, and the organized missions and camps. On the other hand, the country experienced political and social changes that ended in complex and difficult times. In any case, the university youths met in the Cenacle Shrine of Bellavista, in Santiago. They organized activities, and during the weekends, theyRead More
TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD: “Hey guys, Pope Francis wants to hear you” • I never imagined that life in seminary could be filled with so many unforeseen experiences and impressions. I’ve always admired seminarians – those who came to our parish for apostolic work, the few who returned annually for Christmas break, and even the ones who came to our school for retreats. They were the perfect people – or so I thought – committed to the gospel of Jesus with an undying resolution to live chaste in an unchasteRead More
TOWARDS THE YOUTH SYNOD: “Hey guys, Pope Francis wants to hear you” Hello everyone! How are you? My name is Analía Bazán Fernández, I am from Pirayú in the Department of Paraguarí, Paraguay. I was 18 in 2010 when I attended a youth workshop that took place in the chapel of my community in Costa Jhú, organized by youth leaders of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement during the “Patria Pater” missions. Through these young missionaries, I discovered our Mother Thrice Admirable and fell in love with her. With them I experiencedRead More