Campaign Category

Lisboa
Portugal, Lena Castro Valente • As part of the spiritual preparation for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, the Pilgrim Mother Campaign of the Patriarchate of Lisbon has been visiting all the parishes of the Patriarchate with the Auxiliary since May 22, 2022; the theme is the renewal of the crowning of the Auxiliary as Queen of Encounter and Mother of Visitation. On November 6, it was my parish’s turn to receive this visit; the Auxiliary was passed to the parish of Paço de Arcos, also a great diocesan bastionRead More
Joao Pozzobon
BRAZIL, Leandra Cruber – Diário SM • On Wednesday, October 12, dozens of people gathered in the main square of São João do Polêsine to participate in the inauguration of a statue in honor of Deacon João Luiz Pozzobon. In addition to community representatives such as Mayor Matione Sonego (MDB) and the president of the Museum Association Casa I João Luiz Pozzobon, Valserina Bulegon Gassen, the youngest son of the deacon, Humberto Pozzobon, 80 years old, was also present. — “It is my pleasure to be here today to representRead 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
Carabayllo
PERU, Fr. Alberto Celis • Amid the third wave of the pandemic, an initiative emerged so that the Blessed Mother, from the Shrine, could enter a seminary so that the seminarians and formators could pray for priestly vocations. The “virtual rosary” is an initiative of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign. — The seminary was that of my own diocese of Carabayllo, Lima Norte, the “Mater Misericordiae Major Seminary”. In union with Schoenstatters in the shrine, we prayed for the seminarians and their families, for the deacons and for the formators. WeRead More
Maria en salida - Confidentia
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • Some stop for a moment, look at her and continue on their way. Others touch her with devotion. Some make the sign of the cross. The vast majority pass by without looking or noticing her. “But she looks at them,” says Palmira Marino, who along with other ladies stands at the door, ready to exchange a couple of words with the people who stop, inviting them to leave their intentions in the basket. It is November 18, and like every covenant day, Mary leaves her shrineRead More
Nakivale
UGANDA, Maria Fischer with Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa • It is 70 km from Nakivale parish in the largest African refugee camp, where Burundian refugee Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, lives, to the post office in Mbarara and the post box of the Catholic parish of Mbarara, which he can use to receive parcels. Due to corona, there is no taxi and no public transportation system. But Jean de Dieu urgently wanted to go to Mbarara to pick up the parcel that had arrived from Schoenstatt… — So, he took hisRead More
Camino
SPAIN, Luis Ortiz/mf • Luis is a Venezuelan citizen who had to flee, but he found a Pilgrim Mother image at the refugee accommodation where he was staying and became her missionary by taking her to people on the street, to refugees … On 11 July, he fulfilled his dream of reaching Spain and doing the Camino of Santiago de Compostela. He relates his encounters with other pilgrims … And with the Pilgrim Mother who goes through the streets of Spain with the slogan: “Come Mother”. Only now that heRead 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
hospital
PARAGUAY, via “Crónica”newspaper • Diego is support staff and was captured while carrying the Blessed Mother in his arms. “The image belonged to my grandmother,” he told the newspaper Crónica. — The newspaper “Crónica” has just published the following testimony of Diego Riquelme, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother among COVID-19 patients. His face expresses tiredness while his eyes move away in the horizon after witnessing so much pain. But in his hands he carries the strength, not only his own, but also that of all those who undertake theRead More