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ARGENTINA, Carlos and Lilita Ricciardi • This year the summer Family Missions in General Alvear, Argentina that families and youth from La Plata will carry out coincides with World Youth Day in Panama. Just like every year, they are accompanied with prayer and capital of grace from many places of the world, and this time we will simultaneously pray for World Youth Day. — Last Covenant Day, Tuesday December 18th, in the Shrine of Father’s Freedom, La Plata, Argentina, we began a Prayer Chain for the Argentinean Marian Family MissionsRead More
ARGENTINA, Belkys and Sebastián Cajide• On Saturday, December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary was commemorated through the first Advent Mission in Resistencia. The family missions organized it and the large Schoenstatt Family accompanied it.— We had the participation and collaboration from different Branches that make up the Movement; it was an experience of community and fraternity through service to most needy. Ninety missionaries went out to the encounter, visiting our fellowmen and from the Villa Chica neighborhood. We gathered there to conquer our greatly, desired shrine.Read More
ARGENTINA, Sebastián Cajide • This year, the Schoenstatt Family Missions once again went forth to encounter the communities, this time in the area of Colonias Unidas, a town located 100 km from Resistencia, the provincial capital Chaco, Argentina. – To Colonias Unidas with 105 missionaries We feel that our Family Missions are an apostolate of reaching out that reflects Schoenstatt’s newness and that wants to give the Church and the world a message of hope, of family, of love and peace. This time, we were 105 missionaries who gave ourRead More
COSTA RICA, Rafael and Jessica Pérez de Araya/Michelle Ramírez • Mission Monterrey 2018: Every new activity generates fear, uncertainty, and internal questioning about not knowing what God wants of us and what his will is. However, this never diminished our desire to serve him.— We eagerly prepared spiritually for this important task from the moment we received the first call last February. Despite this, in the days prior to the start of the mission, things crossed our path that frustrated our ability to participate. However, we never lost the eagernessRead More
CUBA, Fr. Jorge Andrés Rubido Rosas • Just like a year ago, this summer, missionaries from the Schoenstatt Movement in Spain have come to the parish. Five girls on fire with love for Christ and the Blessed Mother have gladdened us with the testimony of their lives.— The mission experience was in Los Arabos, a town on the far east of Matanzas province, Cuba. In the mornings we went out to the streets to visit the sick and to invite the children to the children’s workshop. During the first weekRead More
MEXICO, Ana Echavarría Barrios • During the summer family missions this year, from July 31 to August 5, seven families from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, visited the community of San Francisco, in Villa de Arriaga, accompanied by their own and other children: in total were sixty-eight missionaries, including two youths from the Boys’ Youth from the USA and Paraguay. — The community consisted of approximately 400 families made up of simple people who work in the fields (the milpa as they say), although others have immigrated to the United States.Read More
PARAGUAY, Tania Bobadilla • I am a Rosary Campaign missionary, and I coordinate the Schoenstattt Youth Ministry in Horqueta north of Asuncion, Paraguay. On 18 July, the Campaign’s first mission began in Fulgencio Yegros, 850 km from my city. This mission included other youths and some couples, all from the Rosary Campaign, going house to house, taking Mary and her Son Jesus. — We gave our all in each home Thanks to the Mother and Queen, I had the desire to enkindle other needy hearts. This mission was a greatRead More

Posted On 13.08.2018In Missions

Like the stars in the sky

MÉXICO, Brenda López Garza • It began with a yes. And before that, with a call. She called us because she wanted to work with our virtues, but also with our defects. She chose each one to complement the other and to be her hands for the project that she had in mind this year: to stay in a small community in Arramberri, Nuevo León, called “La Chona.”— Two years and the work of many people helping prepared the road; hearts that were joyful, but also expectant. We knew theRead More
PARAGUAY, Johana Goodacre and Horacio Chávez • Villa Oliva is a small town in the department of Ñeembucú, a very large territory where the houses and families are separated into companies with 37,000 inhabitants located 86 kilometers from Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. Several months in advance, we began preparing our hearts for the family mission in Villa Oliva. We took off on our first mission with great expectations, with a group of youths, a couple, sixty people in total, and Fr. Oscar Saldívar. – On July 10, we arrived at theRead More
COSTA RICA, Gaby Yglesias de Tous • This year I listened to my teenaged daughter whose desire it was to take the Pilgrim Mother on mission. She had had the opportunity to attend Holy Week in Guanacaste, and she loved it. To me…it seemed like knocking on strangers’ doors and invading their lives was an uncomfortable activity. But that was nothing further from the reality! — First I prepared myself with a very interesting talk about Joao Pozzobon’s great legacy; he began the Campaign in 1950 when he felt the BlessedRead More