Schoenstatt – Reaching out Category

PARAGUAY,  Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, teacher • The school has really become my second home over the years, and I have done the best to provide a mother’s sheltering atmosphere for my students, to be a sister to my colleagues: in other words, to provide a family as Fr. Kentenich taught us.— I am Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, an elementary school teacher from Silvio Pettirossi School in Luque. It is still hard to believe that it has been twenty-one years since I introduced myself to my first classroomRead More
NICARAGUA/COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega with Maria Fischer • The situation in Nicaragua escalates, day by day. Fr. José Luis Correa has written to Schoenstatters, before the first Nicaraguans seal the Covenant of Love, to give them encouragement and courage in this situation.— For several years, the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign has been present in Nicaragua. In April 2016, Fr. José Luis Correa and two couples from Costa Rica, Ronald and Giovanna Sauter and Gonzalo and Ileana Vega, were in Nicaragua for the first time. From this visit, and the continuous supportRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • I do not know if you remember me from some previous article…today I want to share my testimony and the life that is generated in the men attending “Los Madrugadores.” I am Carlos Cappelletti, group coordinator for the Madrugadores of Schoenstatt’s Blessed Mother of the city of Nueve de Julio, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. — I try, as much as possible, to attend daily Mass. In our city’s Cathedral as well as in the many churches where I have participated in the Eucharistic celebration,Read More
PARAGUAY, Cristina Velázquez • For the past three years, the Schoenstatt Women’s Professional Branch has lived a “Church reaching out,” visiting prisoners in the “Good Shepherd” women’s prison in Asunción. Pope Francis is “responsible” for this daring outreach.— Toward the periphery – ten minutes from the shrine In 2015, the team was looking for an apostolate with high impact. Pope Francis’ words to the Schoenstatt Family during the Rome audience in 2014 still echoed within them, when he recommended not to remain “combing sheep,” instead go out to seek theRead More

Posted On 15.06.2018In Projects

“It is our house”

URUGUAY, Providencia Educational Center, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • Providencia Educational Center is celebrating! (And with good reason.) The chapel expansion has begun. — How often have not the small and insignificant beginnings been the source of great and greatest accomplishments? The Providencia’s history is deeply marked by Fr. Kentenich’s phrase: “How often have not the small and insignificant beginnings been the source of great and greatest accomplishments?” (Fr. Kentenich, Schoenstatt Founding Documents, p. 31) About twenty-four years ago, a group of Pilgrim Mother Campaign missionaries found out what Lucia wasRead More
IRELAND, Ann Marie Mc Laughlin • The Pilgrim Mother Auxiliary for Europe, which was crowned in Germany in 2012 began its first visit to Ireland since that crowning. It was collected from the Schoenstatt Sisters in Campsie Glen in Scotland on Saturday 12th of May.  The Pilgrim Mother arrived in Ireland with Sr. Margareta Bittner by car and ferry into Northern Ireland before proceeding southwards to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. — Coincidentally, Pope Francis will also attend the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018. Travelling through Ireland The pilgrimRead More
ARGENTINA, Diana Cristina Masini, vía www.schoenstatt.org.ar • A new wayside shrine of our Schoenstatt Mother and Queen was inaugurated in Allen, Río Negro. How did it become a reality? • Eugenia San Martín established herself in Allen with her family, and she participates in the Santa Catalina parish community. She received a picture of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in one of the many activities that the community organizes. She and her husband, Fernando Cammarota, participate in family catechesis, and she had the desire to leave a picture of Mary with thisRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett and Martín Pereira • It was a real Covenant Day during the Blessed Mother’s month. This May 18th, in Santa Rita, Paraguay, we experienced a great moment of Covenant of Love close to our Mother and Queen. It is already a tradition that Bishop Francisco Pistilli celebrates the Mass for the 18th with Fr. Ángel Collar during the Santa Rita novena. The Bishop is a Schoenstatt Father, and because it was the 18th, the local Schoenstatt Family organized the celebration. —   A gathering of the entireRead More
PARAGUAY, Soledad León • Our story begins during 2016 when Schoenstatt’s Mothers’ Branch from Asunción carried out their usual convocation to form new groups.  Twelve women attended that meeting, guided by a profound devotion that they felt for Mary, without imagining what the Blessed Mother had prepared for their lives: feeding the hungry. — Laura González, Diana Arzamendia, Paola Morga, Mirian Larrea, Celeste Bonin, Paola Bieber, Karina Cuellar, Soledad León, Adriana Manzoni, Batania Buzo, Esther Ascurra, and Paola Noguera came from different places, diverse professions, and their own special andRead More
Providencia Educational Center

Posted On 19.05.2018In Projects

Sharing inspiring ideas

URUGUAY, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • Providencia Educational Center, in Montevideo, Uruguay, participated in the first Congress regarding experiences of accompaniment for Uruguay’s public and private high schools’ educational paths; the Council of Secondary Education organized it. — The Congress was held in the Telecommunication Tower with different avenues of participation: offering a conference, participating in round table discussions, or unveiling a poster modality project. The intention was to give teams and educational centers an opportunity to offer a practical, innovative proposal that could enrich the debate and the reflections duringRead More