Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

peregrina en el campamento
CHILE, Verónica Morandé • God often speaks in silence and in simple events. This is how the Rosary Campaign began in the “Yevide” camp in San Felipe, a large migrant camp that has become a large apostolic field for the Organisation Mary on the Way. — For some time we have wanted to make the visit of the Blessed Mother to the families of the camp a reality. Our director, Jorge Rubio, accepted the invitation and found an open ear in the Bolivian community. On the 3rd of December, theRead More
Fratelli Tutti
CHILE, Rafael Mascayano M. • Since last year, the idea of holding “summer courses in the perspective of the social dimension of the Covenant of Love”, an initiative of Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, from the National Direction of Schoenstatt Chile, has been around, transforming itself in the course of time into conferences called “Social Camps”. — However, for this year and at a time when it is summer vacation for us, we were able to carry out a course on Fratelli tutti, taking as a central line the “how thisRead More
Premiere en Madrid
SPAIN, Ambrosio Arizu/Maria Fischer • “Tell them to write on the web”, Ambrosio Arizu answers me when I tell him that within the schoenstatt.org team, after so many articles about Madre Ven – the pilgrimage in 2021, and the film in 2022 – the hope grew to be able to see the film also in Portugal and Argentina. The diffusion of the film is in charge of the production company Goya… but with the touch of “nothing without us”, since Goya acts from the popular request, expressed in a formRead More
Misiones de profesionales
ARGENTINA, Juan Francisco Miguel – missionary of GM 20 • I do not know if it was an invention, if we imitated it from somewhere or if the desire was stronger. What I can say is that what is happening with the young missionaries over 25 years of age is strong and it is making its own mark in Schoenstatt as well as in the Church. — Many believe that at a certain age one can no longer go on mission. Thus, a kind of “retirement” arises that no oneRead More
taller
CHILE, Verónica Morandé • From the “María en el camino” Foundation, several types of courses and workshops are offered for the migrants of the Yevide camp and for all those who lack the necessary training for their integration into the job market. — Training in hygiene and food handling Thinking of offering adequate training to those who start a business or also offer to work in restaurants, casinos or other places in the area, we sought a professional with a long and important experience to perform such training: Miriam ToroRead More
ermita
PARAGUAY, Dionicia Martínez • The wayside shrine of the Mother Thrice Victorious of Schoenstatt, located in the San Miguel neighborhood of Cambyretá (in Guarani, Kambyretã, means “land of milk”) celebrated its fifth anniversary on January 6th, for which a Mass and a special remembrance were celebrated. As it coincided with Three Kings’ Day, a delicious snack and gifts for the children present were offered, as every year. — In an interview published a few days before the celebration on the Encarnación Mas website, Dagiana Bogado, the coordinator of the SchoenstattRead More
Forchheim Verklärung Christi
GERMANY, Renate Siebenkäs •  On the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, on January 1, 2023, solemn sending forth services took place in St. Martin’s and Transfiguration of Christ. A total of four Pilgrim MTAs were sent out in the two parishes of Forchheim. —  How did it happen? On October 1st, 2022, a great jubilee was celebrated in Schoenstatt: 25 years of the “Project Pilgrim Shrine” (in Germany, this is the official name of the worldwide Campaign of the Pilgrim MTA initiated in Brazil in 1950) in Germany. ForRead More
Escuela de padres
SPAIN, Pilar Martín Moreno • Asterix (you probably know the French comic series by René Goscinny) lives around the year 50 BC in a fictional village in northwestern Gaul. It is the only part of the country not conquered by Julius Caesar, and is therefore surrounded by four Roman camps. In many Asterix books, the main plot is the attempt of the Roman army to occupy the village, but they do not succeed. This village is invincible because it has a druid who makes a magic potion that makes themRead More
Dequeni
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • Sonia tells us about the learning experience of her two-year-old daughter Zaida. “Thanks to the Alfombrita Viajera project I am sharing many moments with my daughter, it shows us how to give the first teachings with love.” — Alfombrita Viajera (Travelling mat) is a colorful space that we bring to the children when we visit their homes in the settlements. During this meeting with the educator, we share with babies and toddlers (1 to 4 years old) various activities that awaken their interest and creativity, and thusRead More
Navidad para todos
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya • From our shrine, from the Church, we help people in a state of chronic poverty. There are 270 families that we assist with non-perishable food, and we give them “charity bags”. Every first Wednesday of the month they receive the groceries, except at Christmas, when we deliver them on the 24th after the Christmas Eve Mass. — The charity bags contain: 2 kg of rice, 2 kg of sugar, 2 kg of oatmeal, 2 kg of soup noodles, 2 kg of noodles, oil, butter, salt,Read More