works of mercy Category

Proyecto “Pabellones literarios” para la libertad
ARGENTINA, Maria Silvia Jorge • In the year 2021, from the Prison Pastoral of the Archdiocese of La Plata, we were invited to participate in the project “Literary Pavilions” of the Penitentiary Service of the Province of Buenos Aires, in which we would work through a Zoom connection, with wards of the different prisons of this province. — A group of volunteers from the City Bell Wayside Shrine began to work, via Zoom, with the boys of Ward 7 of the prison unit No. 32 of Florencio Varela, a townRead More
Huerta Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Juan Diego Stellatelli • The vegetable garden at Casa del Niño is beginning to bear fruit. The first squashes have already been prepared in our kitchen. — What are the benefits of a vegetable garden for the children? It promotes teamwork, cooperation and camaraderie, patience, perseverance and a sense of responsibility. It promotes an awareness of life. Children realize that a plant needs care, attention, waiting, development, and a process to finally produce a final result (flower, vegetable, fruit). It stimulates the senses as they learn through touch, smell,Read More
Uvira
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Father Jean Marie Bisimwa • The Schoenstatt Fathers have been living and working in Uvira, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for four years. 2020, the first year of the pandemic that largely spared Africa, was a fruitful year; in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where Schoenstatt has been growing for years and where several Schoenstatt Fathers come from, the first branch of the Schoenstatt Fathers was founded.In the meantime, a Shrine is being built and the work of the Fathers in the Bon PasteurRead More
Colonia de verano
ARGENTINA, Juan Diego Stellatelli / María Fischer • The Casa del Niño in Florencio Varela recently received a donation of around €60 from Germany… in the middle of the summer season in the southern hemisphere. And the question arose spontaneously: What do our 300 children do during the very long summer vacation? We know that there is no school. We know that the families in this desperately poor district can’t go on vacation by the sea. Is the Casa del Niño actually open? Is there a program? There is. —Read More
Incendios Chile - Screenshot
CHILE, Rafael Mascayano • In these days, the Region of Valparaiso, Chile, has suffered the dramatic situation of fires that have claimed the lives of more than 50 people, and the destruction of entire villages, houses and buildings. Numerous people have had to evacuate due to the danger of the fires affecting their homes and also compromised by the heat and smoke as a consequence of these events. — Unfortunately, the high temperatures caused by climate change are mixed with human intentionality in causing these fires. Given this reality, manyRead More
Navidad en la Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Gabriela Sarquis • Since the beginning of Advent, the children at Casa del Niño have been preparing for the great Christmas celebration. — The older children made the Advent wreath and every week they prayed with everyone and lit a candle. They also had an Advent calendar with little resolutions such as “help mom at home, tidy up, help a friend, don’t argue” and others that they wrote down themselves. On December 8, they set up the Christmas tree and the manger and waited for the arrival of theRead More
Misa en la capilla de la cárcel de menores
PARAGUAY, Ismelda Vázquez • The Prison Pastoral “Visitation of Mary” continues to be full of enthusiasm and good vibes to continue betting on those who do not have so many opportunities, on those whom most people fear and even hate. They are beings who should be innocent, protected and guided by someone, either their family or the state, but no. They are not for that. None of them are there for that, they were raised in single rooms, among drugs, alcohol, violence, which their minds were normalizing. — Ooh, whatRead More
Gala Musical.  Representantes de Fundaprova
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich • Every year, Fundaprova (the legal entity that supports Casa Madre de Tupãrenda) finds it necessary to organize events throughout the year in order to support the expenses of the program that is developed at Casa Madre de Tupãrenda (CMT). In this way, we can keep the doors of our house open to so many young people who, upon their release from juvenile prison, need a place that welcomes them, educates them, and prepares them for life and all that “living in freedom” entails. — Since twoRead More
P. Francisco Pereira
CHILE, interview to Fr. Francisco Pereira, by Álvaro Valenzuela P. • The Community of Schoenstatt Fathers and the Schoenstatt Movement in Chile in general, received with surprise during the beginning of October the great decision made by Father Francisco “Pancho” Pereira. After twenty years as Pastoral Director of the Maria Ayuda Corporation, he decided to step aside and take on new challenges. He says he is very happy with what he has done in these two decades and very hopeful with the challenges that this important institution has to face,Read More
Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Juan Diego Stellatelli • We would like to thank Professors Silvia E. Asis and José A. Postigo of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the UBA (University of Buenos Aires) for once again choosing us to carry out the Environmental Education and Training Project on Integrated Management of Solid Urban Waste in our institution, the Casa del Niño in Florencio Varela. — The general objective of this project is to educate children, adolescents, and adults to take care of the environment and the whole community that surrounds them:Read More