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PARAGUAY, Ana Maria Mendoza de Acha, President of Fundaprova • “Lady, give me a job. I don’t want to steal anymore…” This phrase was heard often in the beginning of Mother of Tupãrenda House. They arrived dirty, with sad faces, almost depressed. It is hard to realize that society and the state have pushed them to this situation. In less than a month, seeing them clean, neat, sanitized even their teeth shows that this is the way and the mission.— A large band of young men that do not haveRead More

Posted On 12.10.2018In Projects

“Awaken” Retreat

URUGUAY, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • In August the youth from Colegio Providencia, from Montevideo, Uruguay, who participated in “Despartarte” (Awaken), held a retreat where they deepened their emotions. — Despertate is the name of the workshop where the students examined and deepened different aspects related to the ministry and the spiritual development. Forty young people from the first year of high school participated and deepened their emotions and the qualities that each of them possess. Fiorella Aldabalde, the first year catechist, commented that they watched a part of the movieRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • Anderson, a boy with big dimples, captures us with his tenderness and warmth, and he motivates us to continue to work so that more children will also grow in an adequate surrounding and receive support for their education. Anderson participated in one of Dequení’s programs that seek to improve the quality of the education for the most vulnerable children. — In the last 30 years, Dequení has worked to protect and care for the children who live in the most vulnerable conditions. The activities began on theRead More
GERMANY, Mary Cole • Some months ago I was invited to help schoenstatt-tv with the commemoration of our Father and Founder’s death fifty years ago in Germany, and I gladly agreed. Schoenstatt-tv was the brain-child of Agathe and Hildegard Hug in 2008. Hildegard died very suddenly at the end of January 2015, and the work is carried on by her sister, brothers and niece, with the help of some friends. A family project. — Until now I have not really had an insight into how much goes into livestreaming theseRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • In Córdoba, the Mediterranean of Argentina, 161 Madrugadores from seven provinces met over a weekend to bond, pray, and grow on the path of holiness; a call that every Christian should question in his heart. Six priests accompanied the gathering, three Catholic businessmen gave testimony of their activity and Archbishop Carlos José Ñañez celebrated the main Eucharist. It was a feast for the soul! — Joy, emotions, and testimonies Seeing them arrive indicated the three days they would spend together would be “glorious.” In every room,Read More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • In light blue and green colors, and made in a very professional manner – as it corresponds to a work that wants to give dignity to chronically abandoned and underestimated people– an official website is introduced for one of Schoenstatt’s newest and most impressive social works: Mother of Tupãrenda House (CMT), a social-educational program for the social incorporation and personal development of young boys and teen-agers, inspired on Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement spirituality and in the pedagogy of its founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich. Fundaprova carries out thisRead More

Posted On 30.08.2018In Projects

What is Fackellauf?

BRAZIL, Team “Fackellauf Brazil”• In 2009, and at the root of an initiative begun by the Shoenstatt Young Men from Germany, the first Fackellauf in the Movement’s history began with taking the torch from Schoenstatt in Germany to Rome.  Five years later, during the Centenary celebration of the Schoenstatt Work, it took off taking the mission’s torch from Pompeii to Schoenstatt. — This year 2018, a third Fackellauf will take place. You may ask yourself: in reality, what is Fackellauf about? The literal translation of the word Fackellauf in GermanRead More
PARAGUAY, María Fischer • We will cook for Fr. Pedro’s jail was a phrase that almost became a motto for Fr. Pedro Kuehlcke’s visit to Villarrica. “It is not my jail, nor did I come to visit it, except as Villarrica’s adviser, he commented, although once in a while, Fr. Kuehlcke visits this jail for minors.— Sometimes young boys are taken to the jail for minors in Itauguá, close to the Tupãrenda Shrine, where he is chaplain and “Pa’I” and much more. The transfer is a way to punish theseRead More
CHILE, Sandra Rolleri • A special retreat with migrants! Recently the Montahue Family gave a great gift to the Blessed Mother and our Fr. Kentenich, who we want not only to know more fully but also to emulate his charism with our whole being and through our actions. With this activity, we wanted to make Pope Francis’ call a reality as he has asked us to generate and strengthen the attachments to our migrant brothers and sisters, upon promoting a fraternal encounter of respect and solidarity.— Through contacts with theRead More
BOLIVIA, Adrián Betancourt Henestrosa (14 ) • Takesi is a two-day, one-night walk, carried out following part of the Inca road through La Paz. It is already a tradition for the Pioneers, university and pre-university students from La Paz, and for several years, the Boys’ Youth from Santa Cruz de la Sierra have also accompanied us.— We made the trip with our groups’ Chilean advisers, until last year, Fr. Jaime Gayangos, and this year Fr. Cristóbal Asenjo. Zebras on the streets of La Paz Three Pioneers came from Santa Cruz:Read More