Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

Misión Juvenil La Plata
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • From January 27 to February 4 of this year, the Archdiocesan Youth Mission of the Archdiocese of La Plata for young people aged 14 to 25 took place in the city of Villa Elisa (14.7 km from La Plata) under the motto “Let us proclaim greatness in its simplicity”. — We learned about it through the announcement made by Father Guillermo Khidir at the Sunday Mass in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. At the end of the service, we asked him how weRead More
Colonia de verano
ARGENTINA, Juan Diego Stellatelli / María Fischer • The Casa del Niño in Florencio Varela recently received a donation of around €60 from Germany… in the middle of the summer season in the southern hemisphere. And the question arose spontaneously: What do our 300 children do during the very long summer vacation? We know that there is no school. We know that the families in this desperately poor district can’t go on vacation by the sea. Is the Casa del Niño actually open? Is there a program? There is. —Read More
Radio Goya
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • On January 31st, L.T.6 Radio Goya celebrated its 71st anniversary, and as every year, a Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated in which the missionaries of the Campaign were present with their banner. The Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign has been present on this radio station for 20 years. — This FM radio is unique in the city and in the region, it is the link to the rural area, a radio that is supported and loved by the community. The Pilgrim Mother Campaign has its place onRead More
Misiones Familiares 2024
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • It is January 2024 and the Family Missions in Argentina have completed 25 years of existence. In 1999, a group of intrepid couples and young people from La Plata dared to travel to Paraguay to bring a missionary experience that today has expanded throughout the length and breadth of the country. — What began as a daring initiative and a trust-based challenge to the Blessed Mother has become an experience of family in faith that has transformed the lives of many people of allRead More
Incendios Chile - Screenshot
CHILE, Rafael Mascayano • In these days, the Region of Valparaiso, Chile, has suffered the dramatic situation of fires that have claimed the lives of more than 50 people, and the destruction of entire villages, houses and buildings. Numerous people have had to evacuate due to the danger of the fires affecting their homes and also compromised by the heat and smoke as a consequence of these events. — Unfortunately, the high temperatures caused by climate change are mixed with human intentionality in causing these fires. Given this reality, manyRead More
Misiones Familiares en Maipú
ARGENTINA, Gaby and Gastón Zurrita • On Wednesday and Thursday we shared with the Family Missions two days full of emotions in Maipú, a town that we have been missioning for 23 years. The reason for the visit: It was the 25th anniversary of the Family Missions in Argentina and we went there. — We do not want to share memories, but concrete experiences, encounters with people with material and spiritual needs and so many with illnesses. In each house that we visited, where the doors were opened, there theRead More
Experiências de serviço fraterno como a «Missão País» e muitas outras, que nascem no meio académico, deveriam ser consideradas indispensáveis para quem passa por uma universidade.
PORTUGAL, Ângela Roque and Paulo Rocha, Agencia Ecclesia • The 2024 edition of ‘Misión País’, promoted by Catholic university students, will take place in about 70 Portuguese locations, with more than 4,000 participants, open to “everyone”, as in the recent WYD, said Pedro Rodrigues, one of the national leaders. — “What we experienced this week doesn’t have to be just this week, just as what we experienced at WYD doesn’t have to be just that week. It is about taking what we have learned, what we have experienced and takingRead More
Madrugadores de Guatemala
GUATEMALA, Edgar Leonel Tórtola • “We did not give up. This Saturday, July 26, 2023, we could not use the chapel where we are always allowed to pray the rosary, since there was a retreat, so the Madrugadores (early risers) decided to hold the meeting in a public square, which is known as John Paul II, in Guatemala City”. This is the beginning of an article published in schoenstatt.org about the first dawn of the Madrugadores of Guatemala in a public place. It was not going to be the last…sinceRead More
Canal de WhatsApp
Editorial team • Every day, we publish real-life stories, testimonies, observations and reflections on schoenstatt.org – a service we have been offering for 25 years. We also distribute the articles on social networks and via our weekly newsletter and, since January 1, 2024, also on our WhatsApp channel. — You can follow us on your cell phone via this channel. To subscribe to the channel, all you have to do is click here and press the “Follow” button to receive all newly published articles in real time. Of course, likeRead More
Navidad en la Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Gabriela Sarquis • Since the beginning of Advent, the children at Casa del Niño have been preparing for the great Christmas celebration. — The older children made the Advent wreath and every week they prayed with everyone and lit a candle. They also had an Advent calendar with little resolutions such as “help mom at home, tidy up, help a friend, don’t argue” and others that they wrote down themselves. On December 8, they set up the Christmas tree and the manger and waited for the arrival of theRead More