Missions Category

ITALY, by Giorgio Romagnoli • Don Moreno gave a group of Roman university students and their families the opportunity to spend the most spiritually intense days of the liturgical year in a valley with breathtaking scenery surrounded by the great outdoors. In addition to fresh air, the kids were able to breathe in the wonderful warm atmosphere with which many of the locals accompanied them during the liturgical celebrations. What do you guys think? We were a group of fifty people, many of them did not know one another, orRead More
PARAGUAY, by José Aníbal Argüello • During the recent Holy Week, 950 youths, the majority of them Paraguayan and those from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, among others, have participated in the Catholic University Missions. We confirmed our Faith, responding to the call that was manifested to us in different ways and through different people to take the message of joy, salvation, hope and love to the people as Christ entrusted to us. “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and ofRead More
CUBA, Mission Cuba and Editorial Team • Several days after Easter, Fr. José Gabriel Bastián Cadoso of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests sent this greeting, “From Cuba, united in the triumph of God’s mercy over the evils of our time.” Schoenstatt is truly growing stronger in Cuba with the presence of three Federation priests in the country, the third Chilean team of Mission Cuba, along with youths and couples from Spain preparing to go on mission to Cuba to help with training. Historic times “I am happy to knowRead More
CHILE, Esperanza Colombo vía Revista Vínculo • “Rejoice family, you are fertile ground:” Many weeks and many special events have passed, especially the blessing of the Talca Shrine, since more than ninety people, children and adults from Talca and Curicó went on mission for a week through the streets of Chimbarongo in Region VI.  However in retrospect and with the distance of time, hearts blaze when these Family Missions’ experiences are told. For the second consecutive year, Chimbarongo and its people were in charge of welcoming the families, who carriedRead More
PARAGUAY, by Rafael Vera • During the University Missions carried out in Holy Week, I went with the Pilgrim Mother for the visually impaired. And the Blessed Mother took me to right place. I met Mr. Claudio, 45, who has desire to fight. He lives in the city of Gral. Morinigo. He had the experience of touching the soft relief of our Mother and her son. He was very touched by the Blessed Mother’s visit, and he rejoiced. Mr. Claudio valued and appreciated the Blessed Mother’s visit; he kissed herRead More
PARAGUAY, José Argüello and Maria Fischer • MUC2016, the Catholic University Missions 2016, began on 22 March – the day of the attacks in Brussels – 956 young missionaries, approximately 300 more than last year, gathered in front of the Asunción Cathedral and in front of the Rotunda, at Villarrica to go out on mission to eight cities during Holy Week. They went out after a profound preparation, and it would be from their own encounter with God, knowing “…that a missionary is above all, someone who had an encounterRead More
ARGENTINA/SPAIN/ CHILE / CUBA, by Mercedes MacDonough and Maria Fischer • Precisely Cuba. Among all the possible places in the world, the historic encounter of 12 February – The embrace between Patriarch Kirill from Moscow and Pope Francis –actually took place in Cuba at the Havana airport. During the encounter, they signed a joint declaration. After two hours of intense conversation, the Pope and the Patriarch went to a hall in the airport, where President Raúl Castro waited for them to sign a joint Declaration. It is based on thirtyRead More
BRAZIL, Boys’ Youth of the Southern Region • Generation Missionary, Everything for the Queen! Guided by this motto and regionally divided into three groups: South, Southeast, and Parana, the Schoenstatt Boy’s Youth of Brazil carried out the 2016 Christ Tabor mission. Here is a report of the 2016 Christ Tabor Mission in Ibiúana, Sao Paulo: The city of Ibiúna/SP received a very special visit on 16-23 January. Following the year’s theme: Missionary Generation, all for the Queen, forty-four missionaries, with joy and the zeal characteristic of those whose hearts areRead More
ARGENTINA, by Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • On Saturday, 30 January, the last day of La Plata’s Schoenstatt Family Missions at Magdalena, Francisco Carrera, a young, 76-year-old grandfather, told us about his first experience as a missionary. He is an engineer, a widower with daughters and grandchildren, and he has belonged to La Plata’s Family Work for about forty years. He is a Eucharistic Minister and a loyal guardian of Santuario de la Liberación del Padre (Shrine of Father’s Freedom). During the year, he attended meetings and he felt likeRead More
ARGENTINA, Mario and Marinés Martínez • Joyfully returning from the Family Missions, “beautiful experiences” perfectly describes what they felt during an unforgettable week. (And not just because of the suffocating heat). After Mass, departing from La Loma Shrine on Tuesday, 19 January, they took the Blessed Mother and Jesus with them toward Hernandarias, an area with a population of 9,000. The spiritual axis of the Missions was Mercy with the motto: “Together as a family, we build peace.” Ten families were divided into two schools; in total, there were slightlyRead More