Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

Peregrinación de los Pueblos
ARGENTINA, AICA • With the motto “Mary along with Joseph, take us to Jesus”, the 39th edition of the Pilgrimage of the People took place virtually in the Archdiocese of Paraná. — The 39th Pilgrimage of the People was held on October 15 and 16 in the Archdiocese of Paraná, virtually, for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. The pilgrimage, which normally travels 90 kilometers from Hasenkamp to Paraná, this time had the motto “Mary along with Joseph, take us to Jesus”, and the faithful were able toRead More
Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Gabriela Sarquis / María Fischer • La Casa del Niño Father Joseph Kentenich is a day care home that welcomes more than 300 children in Barrio San Nicolas, Florencio Varela, one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. We try to make our children feel accompanied by providing them with love, containment and, above all, opportunities and hope. It is a work of mercy, through the Covenant of Love. — On March 19 of 1985, the first stone of what would become La Casa delRead More
Wedding Story Sunrise Village
INDIA, Fr. A. Jose Amaladoss • September 9, 2021, was a notable day in the history of Sunrise Children’s village. It was on this day that Schoenstatt Fathers blessed the wedding of two young people, Amuthan and Saranya. There is a story that deserves to be told and shared. — Saranya joined Sunrise Children’s village in 2008, when she lost both of her parents. She joined at the age of ten along with her sister and two brothers. Sunrise village gave her a home with unconditional love and acceptance. SheRead More
Acción de gracias Madre del Pan
PARAGUAY, Casa Madre de Tupãrenda, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke / Maria Fischer • 15 September marked the first anniversary — in the midst of a pandemic with all of its restrictions — of “Emprendimientos Madre de Tupãrenda (EMT)” [Madre de Tupãrenda Ventures], a socially minded company that has two main goals: To provide dignified work at a professional bakery to some of the graduates of Casa Madre de Tupãrenda and to make our program of social and employment reintegration self-sustainable. — The day was celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass and aRead More
Madre ven - Gibraltar
SPAIN, Maria Fischer • “In this difficult moment, Mother of Mercy, “Madre, Ven” [Come, Mother in Spanish]. The image of Our Lady of Ephesus arrived from Ephesus (Turkey) in Valencia to visit the sick, elderly, prisoners, and religious communities. — Thus reads the note from Ainhoa Clavel from COPE in Valencia. A Pilgrim Mother has been traveling through Spain since May and people come from their homes to greet her, give her flowers, offer her rosaries, hymns, and prayers. A phenomenon in a country that has a high number ofRead More
Colegio Monte Reina, Monterrey
MEXICO, Gaby de la Garza • Full of joy we want to share with you this great news, today, Monday, August 30, 2021, the first Schoenstatt School in Mexico, Monte Reina, opened its doors to begin activities for this school year. — Just as when you are about to move into a new house, at the last minute there are thousands of small – and not so small – details that need to be fixed. So last weekend was a lot of work to finish cleaning, decorating and removing constructionRead More
egresados CMT
PARAGUAY, Lourdes Palacios • The big day is here, the most awaited day, dressed in suit and tie, Fabian and Braian stand out among the participants, they graduate from the program – and they do it together with the celebration of the five years of House Mother of Tuparenda (HMT). — Fabian is the first to arrive accompanied by his unconditional grandmother and little cousin, anxious and smiling, you can see happiness on his face, the days of anguish and uncertainty are behind him, he overcame temptations and weaknesses, keepingRead More
Recemos
COVENANT SOLIDARITY • Pope Francis made an urgent appeal during his greeting after the Angelus on 15 August, remembering the people of Haiti who were terribly affected by an earthquake, and united himself to the unanimous concern for the situation in Afghanistan, imploring for an end to the clamour of weapons. — I join in the unanimous concern for the situation in Afghanistan. I ask all of you to pray with me to the God of peace so that the clamour of weapons might cease and solutions can be foundRead More
Nakivale
UGANDA, Maria Fischer with Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa • It is 70 km from Nakivale parish in the largest African refugee camp, where Burundian refugee Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, lives, to the post office in Mbarara and the post box of the Catholic parish of Mbarara, which he can use to receive parcels. Due to corona, there is no taxi and no public transportation system. But Jean de Dieu urgently wanted to go to Mbarara to pick up the parcel that had arrived from Schoenstatt… — So, he took hisRead More
Camino
SPAIN, Luis Ortiz/mf • Luis is a Venezuelan citizen who had to flee, but he found a Pilgrim Mother image at the refugee accommodation where he was staying and became her missionary by taking her to people on the street, to refugees … On 11 July, he fulfilled his dream of reaching Spain and doing the Camino of Santiago de Compostela. He relates his encounters with other pilgrims … And with the Pilgrim Mother who goes through the streets of Spain with the slogan: “Come Mother”. Only now that heRead More