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CUBA/SPAIN, Berta González Nogueira, Adela Nogueira, Rocío González Nogueira, of the Girls’ Youth from Spain • This summer the University Girls’ Youth from Spain carried out a missionary experience, Misión Cuba [Mission Cuba] at Fr. Bladimir’s parish, Santa Cruz del Sur. Fr. Bladimir and the parish hosted them along with three young men from Chile who were also there for Misión Cuba; Fr. Bladimir is a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Priests. Cuba… For us Cuba is a before and an after story. Everyone who has been there willRead More
ITALY, Braulio Heisecke/Misión Roma • On Sunday, 28 June, we departed along with thirty other boys from Sani Patroni d’Italia parish, which is run by the Schoenstatt Fathers, to “Campo Estivo 2015” [Summer Camp 2015]; a camp that was organized by the parish youths ages 15-17. A camp for the parish youth After being in the city of Rome for about four months, enjoying ourselves, meeting people, perfecting the language, establishing attachments and especially praying, we, as a group, had a great challenge– to accompany a group of youths inRead More
ITALY – ROME – PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • In less than two hours after the schoenstatt.org team sent out a call for a service of solidarity to several Schoenstatters who speak Spanish in Rome, Nico Prono, a 21-year-old Paraguayan, who is presently in Rome, wrote: “I already communicated with M. and then with C., her brother who is here; we exchanged contact information and we will continue to talk.” A Schoenstatter’s brother from Chile and his wife were on vacation in Rome when she became seriously ill and had toRead More
BRAZIL, Jaqueline Montoya Mariano, Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth from Brazil • On June 4-7, during the Corpus Christi holiday, forty girls from the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth from Brazil (Jufem) went on mission in the city Tomazina, state of Paraná. For the first time Jufem carried out missions that were exclusively theirs. At other times, they did it along with other Schoenstatt Family Branches. Jufem, which commemorates its 75th year of existence in Brazil, noted that among the many activities that they have, the missions exclusively with girls as a response forRead More
PARAGUAY, by José Aníbal Argüello, Lala Pires Ferreiro, María Ester Cáceres, Gabriela Bolaños y Maria Fischer • Father’s Pilgrim MTA went on mission…When Father Heinz Kuenster, who is in charge of Father’s Pilgrim MTA, celebrated his 90th birthday, Monina Crivelli, a great friend of “Herr Pastor” took the opportunity to ask him, once again, for Father’s Pilgrim MTA, taking advantage of Maria Fischer’s trip to Paraguay and Argentina. When Joao Pozzobon found out about his friend Brother German Arendes’ trip to Schoenstatt, in March 1968, he gave him two PilgrimRead More
CHILE/CUBA, Father Pedro Pablo Celis • After celebrating the 100 years as a Schoenstatt Family, we began to see the fruits and graces of this Jubilee. We have had the opportunity to look back to express gratitude for the gifts we have received throughout all these years, renewing our ideals and beginning to plan the next one hundred years. When we look toward the future, it is necessary to begin from who we are, from our identity. The Latin American Boys’ Youth, but especially the Chilean Boys’ Youth has identifiedRead More

Posted On 24.04.2015In Missions

A special Holy Week…

ITALY, Rome, Claudia Minici • Under the banner of an encounter, we just completed Holy Week. The High Zoldo community certainly welcomed a group of students from Rome under Father Alfredo’s guidance that stirred the inhabitants of the valley’s hearts where sincere hospitality was found. Enthusiastic young people and families with a little carefree spirit have knocked on the doors of homes here accompanied by the Schoenstatt Mother Thrice Admirable, their loyal and faithful co-traveller and companion. Some of the local people’s reactions at first to the pilgrims found onRead More
ARGENTINA, La Plata, Guillermo Lubrani • A substantive return emerged from the first beautiful meeting with Maria Fischer…whose profundity inspires: “We remember that the treasures that we have in our hearts, which are many, should be shared with others…otherwise they would not be treasures…or they would be hidden treasures no one can enjoy.” At the same time, I recalled the Biblical text of the example of the lamp: “Jesus told them: “Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it givesRead More
By Bárbara de Francheschi, Madrid • Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo is a place in Córdoba, Spain, bordering on Extremadura. Its river, Guadiato, irrigates the feet of the Sierra Morena Mountains, which are seen in the distance and are green in springtime. Great pastures border the town, and these pastures are filled with centuries old oak and olive trees in which partridges and all types of birds cohabit and nest in an almost Mediterranean climate with mild winters and summers that are not too warm compared to the rest of the Córdoba province. “CórdobaRead More
By Maria Fischer, from Asunción• “To think that when we began the university missions, we were only Schoenstatters and we were only about twenty!” commented Ani Souberlich, of the Schoenstatt.org team, while, despite the traffic, she tried to reach the esplanade of Our Lady of Asunción Cathedral shortly before eight. Once on the road, ten buses could be seen that will take more than 500 youths to different places to mission in the interior of the country, to live Holy Week with the people evangelizing with their words and theirRead More