Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Protests erupted in South Africa on Friday, 9 July. Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is thought that the protests are being organized by factions within the ruling African National Congress who are unhappy with the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma. — Zuma is facing 15 months in prison for refusing to cooperate with the courts on investigations into corruption during his tenure as president. The protests have escalated from Kwazulu-Natal Province — where Zuma has his stronghold — to Johannesburg andRead More
Casa Madre de Tuparenda
Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Paraguay • A few days ago I received a letter in Italian, supposedly from some Trappist nuns in the United States, offering me financial help for social projects at the service of the poorest, and wanting to know what we do in this field. — I answered them in English, since I don’t know enough Italian, and told them about our prison ministry “Visitation of Mary”, and our post-prison program “House Mother of Tupãrenda”. I also wrote that we need support specifically to pay for the scholarshipsRead More
Madre ven
SPAIN, Maria Fischer • In the media, it is already a success with a strong appearance on Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, several diocesan websites, radio, news portals, bulletins, with few words (we hope that they still verbalize all the experiences and stories), many videos and a lot of music: Mother, come – this great pilgrimage through the streets of Spain is making news and history during this summer of 2021, marked by the pandemic and not a few storms within the church. —   So far, the “Mother, come”Read More
sacramentos
PARAGUAY, Casa Madre de Tupãrenda (CMT), Alicia Gómez and Minerva Leguizamón • On 9 June 2021, two boys who were part of the Casa Madre de Tupãrenda program, Fabián and Braian, received the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation. They chose Lourdes (Skills teacher) and Rosi (Baking teacher) as their godmothers. — There is no perfect time to join and be part of God’s flock. Baptism is a person’s new beginning. Fabián and Braian made the decision to take this step to change their lives by also sealing theirRead More
Quito bolsos de caridad
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • What gives a Schoenstatt shrine its life? The building? The altar? The picture of the Blessed Mother? That community that gathers there to pray? The Schoenstatters who feel at home in it? The capital of grace? These are all good and valid reasons, but the “insider reasons” do not mean anything to ordinary people, to society. Do we have “outsider reasons” to explain what gives a Schoenstatt shrine its life? In Quito, Ecuador, there is one. — In Quito, Ecuador, there is an outside reason thatRead More
colegio
COSTA RICA, Juan Pérez • On Friday, June 4, a group of 20 graduating students from Country Day School, San Jose, had a Mass in the Schoenstatt Shrine. — The initiative had echoed so much in them that, even in the previous days, several of them went to confession. One of the boys, Jorge Eduardo Herdocia, whose parents belong to the Schoenstatt Family Federation, welcomed them. Victoria did the reading and another girl read the petitions for forgiveness. During the homily, Father José Luis Correa, national advisor of the MovementRead More
Peregrina para curas
COSTA RICA, Andrés Salas • There are 22 new Pilgrim Mother Campaign missionaries in Cartago, the diocese of Costa Rica where the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, patron saint of Costa Rica, is located. — Among the Pilgrim Mothers, there are also two “Pilgrims Mothers for of priests” delivered on May 27 to the parents at the cathedral and my parish priest, Fr. Adrián Calvo, at Santa María Goretti church. Fr. Adrián already placed her in the presbytery chapel. She is going on a pilgrimage with Monsignor MarioRead More
Peregrina Venezuela
VENEZUELA/CHILE, Maria Fischer • “Thank you for letting me share my story,” says Luis Osvaldo Ortiz Oropeza, an Venezuelan who has been living in Santiago de Chile for four years. “If it is to give praise and glory to Christ and to spread love for Mary, I’m always happy for the Blessed Mother to be in the limelight. Because she is the one who is writing the missionary story in my life.” — A missionary story of my life. A message in honor of World Communications Day that the universalRead More
Providencia digital
URUGUAY, Providencia • The pandemic continues to impact children and young people. In many countries, as soon as schools reopened, they had to close their doors again. Children and young people not only lose time for learning, they also miss their classmates, games… and for parents, organizing themselves between childcare, homeschooling and teleworking is very challenging. Not to mention the constant fear of catching the disease and leaving their family members at risk and unable to care for them. In addition, for many children from vulnerable sectors, school meals areRead More
Kuttur school covid
INDIA, Fr. Biju Para • The Numbers of Patients are increasing day by day. Hospitals and health care centres are full of Covid patients. Governments face difficulties so that they approached us and asked for our college building in order to accommodate covid patients. — Here we thought we should do something meaningful for the suffering people. We extended all our support to the government officials. Then different Government agencies studied our college and its premises. All officials suggested and recommended it to the Authority. A helping hand for aRead More