Missions Category

ARGENTINA, Maggie Carricart • In Otamendi, we had a different experience from our usual Holy Week. Along with six couples and eighty youths, we had the opportunity to undertake a new challenge and take the Blessed Mother to conquer hearts, in the Family Missions. —   The missions were incredible, where a different energy was felt along with an absolute pure joy—from the morning mission, afternoon workshops, Masses, and especially the mission. Every morning we went out as a family to visit homes in Otamendi, where families waited for usRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • Traditionally during Holy Week, the Italian Schoenstatt Youth’s Family Mission took place. We asked two of the participants, Giacomo Zara and Anna Minici, to tell schoenstatt.org about it. — “Whoever begins well is halfway done” Giacomo, 23 years, was one of those overseeing the mission, an onerous task, characterized by a thousand unforeseen issues, brought to completion – together with Denise, another who was sharing the responsibility  – in the best possible way. Here is his testimony. “During the second half of this year’s Holy Week,Read More
PARAGUAY, Javier Vera Brizuela • “I was in prison and you visited me…”(Matt. 25:36). For four years, a group of people has visited the Itaugua Educational Center (CEI) every Saturday. This is a place where minor boys are deprived of their freedom; in other words, it is a Juvenile Detention Center. Even it is only one person, the boys are visited and a ministry of accompaniment is carried out, so that they can be re-inserted into society once they are released from incarceration. This year theCatholic University Missions (MUC), foundedRead More
ARGENTINA, Francisco Verdaguer • It is with great joy that I announce a new wayside shrine dedicated to our Blessed Mother in the El Algarrobal neighborhood of Mendoza. During the last three years, we have the developed the Vía Iesum University Missions of the Schoenstatt Youth from Mendoza in that area. — The Vía Iesum Missions, which means Jesus’ Way, began in the year 2012 and they were carried out during Holy Week, with the slogan of sharing a different Holy Week, accompanying Jesus and Mary during the saddest days,Read More
PARAGUAY, Diego Lugo Osorio • On the last day of the Catholic University Missions (MUC, for its abbreviation in Spanish) I went with my brothers to mission a little further than we had previously done, since we wanted to visit the greatest number of families and homes possible. By the end of the day, right about our return time, we entered what “we considered” our last home to visit. Since it was the last one, we took a little longer than usual. Just as we were leaving and preparing toRead More
PARAGUAY, www.fides.org and editorial team • From Tuesday of Holy Week until Easter, an army of 1,300 missionaries between the ages of 18 – 33 will invade a juvenile detention center and 13 rural areas in Paraguay with the objective of announcing the Good News to approximately 20,000 youths and adults that have little possibility of hearing it. “The missionary youths’ faith is solid, and many of them end by keeping their commitment to the Church throughout the time,” Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, ecclesiastical adviser to University Catholic Missions, noted toRead More
ARGENTINA, Fr. Esteban Casquero • The Schoenstatt University Mission “Kairos Patris 2018” was carried out 21-28 January in Saldungaray, a small town within the Coarca de Sierra de la Ventana region in the Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca. — Three years ago, we began the re-founding of the Boys’ Youth and the Girls’ Youth in the Cathedral of Bahía Blanca. Slowly youths joined that wanted to give their hearts to the Blessed Mother in the Covenant of Love. During the week, the youths met in the Cathedral’s halls, and they hadRead More
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi, Maria Fischer • Accompanied by prayers and capital of grace of many people from La Plata and elsewhere made the Family Missions this year special with this touch of jubilee since it was the twentieth time that families and youths from La Plata went on mission. When Luis and Lorena Folonier with their three children now participating in their first mission as parents (although nineteen years ago they did it as an engaged couple) took the offering up during the Mass, it was an impressiveRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Ricciardi • On Sunday, 21 January, the Family Missions departed from the Liberation Shrine and the Family House of La Plata to Ranchos, in the Province of Buenos Aires. This area of only 8,000 residents, is 80 km from La Plata, and will be welcoming these missionary families for a second time. Before departing, they went to the Shrine to pray, to sing, and to leave the name of every missionary in the jar so the Blessed Mother will guide and accompany them, just like it has beenRead More
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • On Covenant Day, Monday, 18 December, in the Shrine of Father’s Liberation, in La Plata, Argentina, a prayer chain began for the Argentinean Marian Family Missions of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement. These will be carried out in Ranchos, Province Buenos Aires, from the 21 to 28 of January 2018, with families who belong to the Diocesan Family of La Plata and have 20 years of missionary experience, and in Seguí, Province Entre Ríos from the 22 to 28 Jaunuary 2018, with families who belongRead More