Missions Category

ITALY, Denise Campagna • Rome’s first Girls’ Youth Mission took place in Sicily. The target? Establish a Girls’ Youth in Sicily to continue the Movement growing and finding new women to become “Small Marys,” leaving their feminine mark in history. A warm family welcome Last Friday, 9 June, the super-energetic Sister Julia and I, a member of the Girls’ Youth in Rome, together with all the girls’ support and of course our loving Mother, left for Palermo. The flight was very short, and we were unaware when we had landed.Read More

Posted On 21.06.2017In Missions

I did not want to go…

ECUADOR, Emilio Puñet • I had resisted for years, convincing myself that I had other ministries, so why would I invite more problems? It was not my thing…the heat, the discomfort, a trip of who knows how many hours… They were the first Family Missions in Jama with my wife, and everything I feared…happened! Worse still, the crowing rooster beneath our window never stopped crowing all night. And what if you are the exact instrument that God has chosen? Of course, capital of grace… I know. Everyone in Schoenstatt knowsRead More

Posted On 10.06.2017In Missions

What is Mission Rome?

PARAGUAY/ITALY by Piero Fiorio • Mission Rome is an apostolic project with the objective to found the Boys’ Youth in Rome. Now, for the third consecutive year, a third group of youths, sent from the Youth Shrine, is working for this founding desire. Ricardo Villaba, Luis Ramírez, Stefano Marazzi and Piero Fiorio form this community. Below I will introduce the different groups to which we belong, support, and guide or give our time and service. But before doing so, I want to say in advance that all of them areRead More
SPAIN, Javier González • It is difficult to explain completely what Misión País is, and there are a thousand places to start. Despite this, I believe that the most-timely way would be to begin a story, since we are all one, and without being there…it is difficult to understand it. I will tell you the story of a young person who lived in a room without light. In this society, it is very easy to get confused, get lost without wanting to, like the prodigal son trying to find happinessRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • As per the Schoenstatt Movement in Italy’s tradition, this year’s family event was held during Holy Week. “There were twenty-eight Italians, one Argentinean, one Brazilian, one Bolivian, one Frenchman, five Paraguayan and one dog…” What may have seemed like the beginning of a fun joke was in fact the composition of the Italian Mission group for Holy Week 2017: a heterogeneous group of teenagers, families, college students, graduates and young workers. Experiencing the beauty of the 2017 Mission setting with sun and the sea in Vico Equense,Read More
COSTA RICA, Margarita Morera de Escorriola • Family after celebrating his last Mass in the Adoration Church on Mount Schoenstatt on 15 September 1968. Faithful to the Father and Founder’s sending forth during Holy Week, a group of families and youths from Costa Rica’s Schoenstatt Movement, placed themselves at the service of the Church. They went out to encounter others with a missionary spirit accompanying Jesus at Calvary, in his Passion and Resurrection. The Blessed Mother’s presence grows in San Martín San Martín is a coastal town located in Guanacaste,Read More
PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • On Thursday night, hundreds of missionaries of the CUM (the Catholic University Missions) began the most intense stage. After the afternoon workshops, or in some cases, in accompanying more than 100 youths in the Youth Easter, we went to the celebration of the Lord’s Supper accompanying the lead town in Jesus the Bread of Life. There was already an atmosphere of devotion, or as we say in the missions of “a contained joy” especially in Santa Elena, as we accompanied the Blessed Sacrament from the churchRead More
PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • Since Holy Tuesday, more than a thousand missionaries from allover Paraguay, and others who came from friendly countries, met in a madness of love that is called the Catholic University Missions (CUM). Among them there were members of our Schoenstatt Family, who were touched by Pope Francis’ missionary sending forth for the next 100 years, they brought the Schoenstatt phrase of reaching out alive. Moreover they did it motivated by the grace of apostolic zeal that the Blessed Mother gives from all her Schoenstatt Shrines, andRead More
PORTUGAL, Tereza Braga • The Lourinhã Parish joyfully welcomed the youths of  Mission Country for the third and final year; they are students of ISEG Lisboa (Superior Institute of Economy and Development). The also young, Fr. Rodrigo, from Óbidos Parish, accompanied the group of sixty missionaries. The missionaries visited several places, schools and kindergartens; they also reached many people “door to door.” On the next to last night of their stay, they had dinner at the home of the families who had registered to welcome them, and the last day endedRead More
BRAZIL, Nikolas Oliveira Garcia, via jumasbrasil.com.br • With Mary, Missionary generation: Christ or Nothing! With this noble and inspiring motto, forty-nine members of the JUMAS Southeast Boys’ Youth departed on mission from 14-22 January, to the city of Barueri/SP. Two communities trained in the Matriz de Santa Cruz Parish, St. Jude and St. Catherine’s, with very enthusiastic missionaries, with great missionary zeal, and a willingness to overcome any difficulty for love of the Mother of God and their fellow man. The missions began on Saturday, 14 January, in the SionRead More