Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

Taller de cocina chilena
CHILE, Verónica Morandé • Experience has shown us that in the current conditions, the best way to help in the education of others is through workshops. In them, the students interact with the teachers and with each other, discovering the contents of the lessons, but also their own abilities, supporting and complementing each other, achieving a much greater progress not only in the understanding of the subjects, but also in personal appreciation and mutual support. —  In addition to these values, we emphasize the importance of direct contact between peopleRead More
Payasos en el camino

Posted On 25.09.2022In Projects

Clowns on the Way

CHILE, Verónica Morandé • One of the activities for which, as the “Maria en el Camino” (Maria on the Way) Foundation in San Felipe, we are overflowing with joy has been the creation of the “Clowns on the Way” group. — A very valuable human team that has been created by Ingrid Cardona (Dr. Cri-Cri) a person of deep human warmth, who has been at the service of the foundation to transmit all our values and who together with the clowns on the journey (Dogtor, Dr. Menta, Dr. Yoyo, Dr.Read More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, María Fischer • Actually, they have long been pilgrims, part of Schoenstatt’s popular and pilgrimage movement. They come to the Shrine (at least) once a month or perhaps more often, some even every Sunday. They seek an encounter with God, with Mary, the Mother of Grace, who is also the Bread Mother, as Father Joseph Kentenich made clear in the Dachau concentration camp. There, during the time of famine, he pointed out that as a mother, she not only cares for the spiritual well-being of her children, but alsoRead More
Educación orgánica
SPAIN, Macarena Navas Gasset • The Mount Tabor Schoenstatt School located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, is organizing the first Educational Congress on October 14 and 15, 2022: “Organic Education: Creating Connections”, whose first objective is to make Schoenstatt’s pedagogy known, concretized in the educational field, and to see how this dialogues with other educational proposals. — Education is a very important area, both as a cause and as a solution to many problems in our society. We are living in a time of changes and these are the onesRead More
Guatemala
GUATEMALA, Edgar Tórtola • Edgar Tórtola tells his real story of how he met the Madrugadores in El Salvador and how he was instrumental in their founding in Guatemala. — I am Guatemalan, but I was fortunate to work in El Salvador for 27 years at the cement company Holcim until I retired four years ago. At Holcim, I had the opportunity to work with Vinicio Reyes when I was in the concrete department, and little by little we realized that we needed to get closer to God. So, IRead More
Petrópolis
BRAZIL, jumas • After two and a half years of not carrying out a mission in the Southeast of Brazil, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth departed during the last week of July for Petrópolis – where a few months earlier a landslide caused 230 deaths and left many families homeless. They were determined to express their solidarity through a missionary activity, taking Christ and Mary to the residents, listening to the families, and praying together, convinced that this spiritual support can help the city. — The mission began with a receptionRead More
Nakivale
UGANDA, Maria Fischer • The first real life covenant day photos of this August 18, 2022 reached me short after starting my work, and they came from Uganda, exactly from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, hosting 119,587 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea. One of them is Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, from Burundi. Since he came there, he works to spread Schoenstatt, with one Pilgrim Mother and the great missionary zeal in his heart. — Uganda isRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • What makes a shrine a shrine, we ask ourselves these days when we read the latest news from Santa Cruz do Sul. The architecture? No. Any ecclesiastical law? Partly. Any norm for the number of pilgrims, for the offering of sacraments, preaching, attention to pilgrims? According to the 1999 Vatican norm, yes. In Schoenstatt? None of this can be applied, since it is an internal way of calling those chapels built all over the world, but also parts of the home, theRead More
Peregrinación de los pueblos
ARGENTINA, peregrinaciondelospueblos.com • The 40th edition of the Pilgrimage of Towns and Villages with the Blessed Mother will take place on October 14th and 15th. This year, the motto is “Mother, may Christ give us his peace.” The restrictions demanded by the Argentinean government due to the Covid 19 pandemic forced the program to be suspended for two years. This year, 2022, thousands of pilgrims will once again set out with the Blessed Mother to walk the 90 kilometers of faith that connect the town of Hasenkamp with the ShrineRead More
Misión Villa Ballester
ARGENTINA, Nazareth Rodríguez de Bella • The Virgin of Lujan, patroness of Argentina, came to visit the Casa del Niño “Maria de Nazareth” in Villa Ballester, in the context of a mission in Barrio 9 de Julio, from July 7 to July 17. — Together with Fr. Adolfo Bernassi, four missionaries: Pedro, Juan, José, and Norberto, came to go on mission in the neighborhood and take the Blessed Mother from house to house. They gave everyone medallions of the Virgin of Lujan and told the story of how she wantedRead More