Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

PARAGUAY, Little Campaign for At-risk Babies, Sol Mendieta • Last March, my husband and I found out I was pregnant again; we already had a 2 year-old son. In April, to our great surprise, because in our families there was no precedent of multiple births, it was confirmed they were twins. — A complicated pregnancy In May, I was told I needed bed-rest due to complications, and since the girls were supposed to be born at the end of October with still a long way to go, I had toRead More
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • At the suggestion of Fr. Antonio Cosp, who at that time was the Spiritual advisor of Schoenstatt in Encarnación, to Sebastián Martín, affectionately known as “Papito”, on 4 December 2012, a few men, who were invited by him during the weekly meetings at the Casita de la Mater, began to pray the rosary. — When my husband Enrique González, with whom I belong to the Ministry of Hope (Schoenstatt Groups of Divorced and Remarried Couples) since 2013, found out about the group, he approached itRead More
PARAGUAY, Ana Maria Mendoza de Acha, President of Fundaprova • “Lady, give me a job. I don’t want to steal anymore…” This phrase was heard often in the beginning of Mother of Tupãrenda House. They arrived dirty, with sad faces, almost depressed. It is hard to realize that society and the state have pushed them to this situation. In less than a month, seeing them clean, neat, sanitized even their teeth shows that this is the way and the mission.— A large band of young men that do not haveRead More

Posted On 12.10.2018In Projects

“Awaken” Retreat

URUGUAY, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • In August the youth from Colegio Providencia, from Montevideo, Uruguay, who participated in “Despartarte” (Awaken), held a retreat where they deepened their emotions. — Despertate is the name of the workshop where the students examined and deepened different aspects related to the ministry and the spiritual development. Forty young people from the first year of high school participated and deepened their emotions and the qualities that each of them possess. Fiorella Aldabalde, the first year catechist, commented that they watched a part of the movieRead More
PARAGUAY, Lourdes and Jaime Ortiz • The Rosario de la Aurora (Dawn Rosary) started on Saturday, 5 March 1999, at Santuario Joven in Asunción. We go back to December 1998, when Schoenstatt in Paraguay held its annual Schoenstatt Family Planning Meeting, where the motto and the objectives for the year 1999 were decided.— We participated as the recently elected leaders of the League Members of Asunción. At one point during the meeting, while sharing with the other participants, the representatives from the Diocese of Ciudad del Este commented that theyRead More
ARGENTINA, Sebastián Cajide • This year, the Schoenstatt Family Missions once again went forth to encounter the communities, this time in the area of Colonias Unidas, a town located 100 km from Resistencia, the provincial capital Chaco, Argentina. – To Colonias Unidas with 105 missionaries We feel that our Family Missions are an apostolate of reaching out that reflects Schoenstatt’s newness and that wants to give the Church and the world a message of hope, of family, of love and peace. This time, we were 105 missionaries who gave ourRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • Anderson, a boy with big dimples, captures us with his tenderness and warmth, and he motivates us to continue to work so that more children will also grow in an adequate surrounding and receive support for their education. Anderson participated in one of Dequení’s programs that seek to improve the quality of the education for the most vulnerable children. — In the last 30 years, Dequení has worked to protect and care for the children who live in the most vulnerable conditions. The activities began on theRead More
GERMANY, Mary Cole • Some months ago I was invited to help schoenstatt-tv with the commemoration of our Father and Founder’s death fifty years ago in Germany, and I gladly agreed. Schoenstatt-tv was the brain-child of Agathe and Hildegard Hug in 2008. Hildegard died very suddenly at the end of January 2015, and the work is carried on by her sister, brothers and niece, with the help of some friends. A family project. — Until now I have not really had an insight into how much goes into livestreaming theseRead More
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ORIGINAL SHRINE, Mary Cole • On 18 September I attended Holy Mass at 8 a.m. in the Original Shrine at the start of which Fr Antonio Bracht, the main celebrant, introduced Fr Alois who would soon be returning to Cameroon. He also said he would be blessing ten Pilgrim Mother pictures (not in their frames) that Fr Alois would be taking back to Cameroon. It was only afterwards that I discovered that he was Fr Alois Baumberger, a Swiss priest, member of the Federation of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests,  who hasRead More
COSTA RICA, Rafael and Jessica Pérez de Araya/Michelle Ramírez • Mission Monterrey 2018: Every new activity generates fear, uncertainty, and internal questioning about not knowing what God wants of us and what his will is. However, this never diminished our desire to serve him.— We eagerly prepared spiritually for this important task from the moment we received the first call last February. Despite this, in the days prior to the start of the mission, things crossed our path that frustrated our ability to participate. However, we never lost the eagernessRead More