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PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke/mf Christmas in jail? It is sad reality for hundreds of young adolescents in Itagua, Paraguay’s Juvenile Detention Center close to the Tupãrenda Shrine. Christmas in jail? While others rest, sing, feast, and enjoy family and friends? Madness! Madness and a joy for the Schoenstatt prison ministry team. — “Thank you for remembering us on such a special day!” some of the young men said, almost tearfully … Ismelda, she is the “snack boss” each Saturday, comments: “It is worthwhile!! For a hug, for a happy face,Read More
AUSTRIA, Martin Schiffl via schoenstatt.at• The success story of the Schoenstatt Family Magazine “Family as a Vocation” began in 1984 and this magazine enters its 6th generation in 2019. The start of the new era took place on January 6, 2019 in Schoenstatt am Kahlenberg. The managers of the 5th generation, Lisi and Stefan Haslinger, handed over the leadership to Claudia and Klaus Umschaden, who will continue the success story of this medium in the next 4 years. With a circulation of 6300 copies, the family magazine, now affectionately calledRead More
PARAGUAY, Ana E. Souberlich • On 10 December 1939, the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was crowned as Queen in recognition and gratitude for everything she had done throughout the first twenty-five years of Schoenstatt (see 2nd Founding Document, no. 42). From that moment on, the title of Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen of Schoenstatt remained. Since then, the Blessed Mother has been crowned many times. Fr. Kentenich himself crowned her in Dachau as Queen of bread, at a time when hunger was extreme and threatening. Today on 10 December 2018,Read More
GERMANY/SWITZERLAND, Helmut Kirschner • “What does God want me to say?” There is often not enough time in everyday life to set ourselves apart with this question. The International Kentenich Academy for Leaders (IKAF) has therefore invited – for the first time this year – under the title “Just breathe” to a silent religious retreat for leaders at the Schoenstatt Center on the mountain in Memhoelz in the Allgaeu region.— It started on the 1st Sunday of Advent and ended on the day of St. Nicholas – a very specialRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with material from www.dequeni.org.py • The scholarship campaign “Help them shape their future” is Dequení’s fundraising initiative seeking to join forces, supporting children’s education at the beginning of the school cycle. It consists in contributing only 500.000 Guaraníes (75,00 € / 85.00 USD) that can be made by credit card at the website of Dequeni  or via Fundraisingbox. — “Jefferson had the opportunity that my other children did not have, and now I understand the value of early stimulation, because my son has changed,” Felipa related how she accompaniedRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “Do you remember H., whom you called ‘Alí’ in your article?,” Fr. Pedro Kühlcke asked me yesterday. How could I forget this young boy, who I met two months ago, on that Sunday with torrential rain, when we visited the juvenile detention center. That young boy, with a sad face, who told us that his entire family was in jail, in different jails, obviously and sadly, he told us his great dream, the day that he would be released from jail: to go to Tupãrenda orRead More
madrugadores El Salvador
EL SALVADOR, Mauricio Salazar • On Saturday, November 10th, Madrugadores in El Salvador celebrated their first anniversary.  — A year ago, we were just seven people meeting to pray once a month, but in June, we started meeting twice a month. Usually the meetings are held on the first and third Saturday of the month at Divine Child Parish, at 6:00 am, with the support and wise direction of Fr. Edwin Henríquez. After prayer at the parish, we usually have coffee and pastry for those who can and want toRead More
GERMANY, Melanie and Ulrich Grauert • Intense, strenuous, rewarding because intellectually stimulating, good atmosphere, wonderful climate – somewhat relaxed, light: those were the feelings of some of the participants at the end of the weekend for business people and leaders, which took place in glorious autumn weather from 9-11 November in the Schoenstatt Centre, Memhölz. Following the proven IKAF (International Kentenich Academy for Business Leaders) method,  learnt from studying the MTA magazine,  the programme consited in the participants and their experiences. — Three participants had shared an experience shortly before this whenRead More
PUERTO RICO, Edgardo L. Rivera • It is pretty normal to see Schoenstatt Biker Missionaries in Puerto Rico’s shrines, but seeing about 100 motorcyclists visit the three shrines on the same day is providential. — The motorcycle pilgrimage “Three shrines— one prayer” was held on October 21st, which was organized by Juan González and Orlando Rivera, both belong to Lares of the Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA) chapter. The purpose was to get together to offer and pray for the companions and relatives of cancer and diabetic patients. The chaptersRead More
COSTA RICA, José Alejandro Martínez and Anelena Hueda • The second Retreat for Engaged Couples was held Sunday, 21 October, at the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. In spite of being in the midst of the rainy season, Divine Providence gave us a splendidly sunny day, providing thirty-three young engaged couples the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass as well as participating in Fr. José Luis Correa’s jointly organized talks. He is the Schoenstatt Movement Adviser in Costa Rica, and for couples that belong to the EngagedRead More