WYD Panama 2019 Category

THE POPE VIDEO, editorial team with material from ACIprensa On 8 January, the Holy See published the video with Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for January 2019, dedicated to the “evangelization of the youth and to work for peace.” As usual, this video can be found on Schoenstatt.org (bottom of the page) and we invite you to share it. In the video the Holy Father tells that “young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration” and invites the youth of the world toRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On that sunny morning filled with people hurrying serenely to get everything ready for the arrival of 600 young people to the Family of Hope Shrine in Santa Ana, San José, the “pure life” of joy, anticipation, and commitment is felt. Some young volunteers have already been here for a few weeks and several couples are preparing the house to welcome the young people to come. At the same time, the place is filled with the usual participants of two Sunday Masses: OneRead More
WYD 2019 Panamá, press office• The Panamanians now have the official Popemobile to be used by Pope Francis during his apostolic visit, for World Youth Day Panama 2019. —   Thanks to the contribution of two businesses: Distribuidora David, who donated the vehicle, and Tri-Star Centroamérica was in charge of its design and the manufacture, Panamanian hands completed the Popemobile’s assembly. It’s an automatic transmission dual-cab Ford Ranger XLT with all the specifications the Vatican requested to ensure the Supreme Pontiff’s security and comfort. The Popemobile has an escalator, aRead More
WYD 2019/COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez y María Fischer • They got off the plane and went straight to Mass in the Shrine: On January 4 about 50 young people from Switzerland arrived at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica, and were welcomed by the youth and the entire Costa Rican Schoenstatt family, with the characteristic joy and hospitality that hundreds of young people will experience in the coming days.— For a whole month, from 4 January to 5 February, about 100 German-speaking young people from SwitzerlandRead More
WYD Panamá 2019, Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz via aleteia.org/Maria Fischer • Pope Francis will visit a juvenile detention center in Panama, and it will be one of the “most emotional” moments of the papal itinerary on the occasion of the 34th World Youth Day, which will be held in Panama from 22-27 January 2019 with the theme: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38), José Domingo Ulloa, Archbishop of Panama stressed. — On Friday, 25 January 2019,Read More
WYD 2019/Bolivia, Fr. Cristóbal Asenjo M. and Roberto Henestrosa • On Tuesday, December 11th, we met at the Santa Cruz de la Sierra wayside shrine with a group of young men and women that will be participating in the next World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, and prior to that, at the 2019 Ignis (Young Men’s Group) and Hinéni (Young Women’s Group) gatherings to be held in Costa Rica. We also had the participation of a young man from the La Paz Young Men’s Group, who also joined this gathering.Read More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Archbishop of San José, Bishop José Rafael Quirós, who blessed the Shrine in the area of Santa Ana, in San José (Costa Rica) on the 18 March 2017, celebrated Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent in the Shrine. — He carried the Unity Cross as a pectoral cross. Bishop José Rafael Quirós is the president of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica. A few days until the “youth invasion” Soon the grounds of the Shrine will be filled with young people fromRead More
WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019 • In a video message in preparation for WYD in Panama, the Pope urges young people to disrupt the great powers of this world with the “revolution of service”, in dialogue with God and an attitude of listening, like Mary. — At a time when we are witnessing the abuse of power and conscience, the Holy Father gives the youth and all of us a message that is truly Marian: the message of selfless service. In the words of Fr. Kentenich, we often pray toRead More
World Youth Day Panama 2019, Fr. José Luis Correa and editorial team • Between 6 and 10 June, delegates from 84 countries and various movements attended the second Preparatory Meeting for the World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, convened by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.— Six Schoenstatt members participated, among them Fr. Alexandre Awi, in his role as the Dicastery secretary and Fr. Romulo Aguilar – a Diocesan Schoenstatt priest – as the head of the local organizing committee. He made his Covenant of love with theRead More
WORLD  YOUTH DAY PANAMA, Fr. José Luis Correa and Maria Fischer • Towards the end of May 2018, the Schoenstatt Fathers responsible for the Boys’ Youth in the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Paraguay met in Panama, together with Fr. José Luis Correa, for a day-long working meeting to plan themes linked to the presence and active participation of the Schoenstatt Youth at WYD Panama 2019. — The headquarters of the Schoenstatt Spirituality Centre is San Francisco de La Caleta parish, served by Fr. Romulo Aguilar, a Schoenstatt Diocesan priestRead More