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PARAGUAY, Silvia Fretes • The Paraguayan Schoenstatt Family has the following objective for this year: Living consistently, as apostles of the Father, taking care of life and the family. For this reason, the Members’ Circle of the Professional Women’s Branch of Asunción decided to offer a different gift: “We live our spirituality mainly in the work environment, where we light up life and carry out our apostolate.” We thought, then, that our offering should be very concrete where the Blessed Mother calls us every day, in our profession or office’sRead More
SCHOENSTATT DIGITAL, Jeff Roedel • My name is Jeff Roedel, a seminarian from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, finishing up formation for the Schoenstatt Fathers in Santiago, Chile. Today, I have the joy of sharing two projects for the Schoenstatt Movement which have been a long time in the making.— I met Alberto (Tito) Leon, a young professional around my age, here in Santiago just a few weeks ago and we realized that for years we’ve been working towards the same goal: For Marian pilgrims to encounter Mary easier in our SchoenstattRead More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY, Maria Fischer • One day we will say: “He graduated thanks to the couples from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, some couples of the  Family Federation from Spain …”. A month ago we published an appeal: SOS Casa Madre de Tupãrenda, funding has been suspended, placing at risk the program of the 22 young people who are currently participating in this bold project in the shadow of the Tupãrenda Shrine. More than a work of mercy, this project is the first real option for these youngsters who landedRead More

Posted On 30.06.2019In Projects

Feedback from CIEES Mexico

MÉXICO, Ramón Ruiz and Selene Chávez • On 18 May, we had the opportunity to participate in the First Congress for the International Community of Schoenstatt Businessmen and Executives (CIEES) in Mexico [in Spanish], which took place in Monterrey, Nuevo León. — We travelled from Querétaro, feeling that it would be an excellent opportunity to hear the testimonies of other people who take God daily into the world of work and discover how to transmit and live our covenant of love through our colleagues, with whom we spend the largest partRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • “CMT, only for the brave”. The slogan, which echoed in recent days at Casa Madre de Tuparenda (CMT), describes the experiences of 5 June with two new graduates of the program. The two brave youngsters did not give up, but conquered all of the challenges they faced to complete the 9-month course, and they are currently working, one in a supermarket, and the other at a reinforced cement factory.— Fr. Pedro has often said that CMT is a program for those who really decide to changeRead More
Kentenich Pedagogy in the Periphery, Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke • Freedom in jail?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he would demonstrate it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke and he demonstrated it:  in the jail for minors in Itaugua, a few kilometers from the Tupãrenda Shrine.  A few months ago, we posed, perhaps, the most daring question on schoenstatt.org:  Is Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy possible on the periphery?  Yes, he answers, and he demonstrates it in the jail for minors, in this last part of his reflection in relation to the pedagogy ofRead More
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GERMANY, Press Office, Erfurt Diocese • “As a Christian and Austrian I can never swear the oath of loyalty to a man like Hitler.” Fr Reinisch remained true to his conviction, but he paid for it with his life. The decision in conscience and development of this priest, who was guillotined in 1942 at the age of 39, are the subject of this musical, which will be performed on Sunday, 16 June at 5 p.m. in the Congress Centre in Erfurt. “Dangerous: Franz Reinisch. Musical about an Upright Man.” ErfurtRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Maria Fischer • “Take the image of the Blessed Mother and give her a place of honor in your homes. Thus your homes will become small shrines, in which that image of grace will pour out its graces, generate a holy family land, and form holy family members.” In 1947 in Santa Maria, Brazil, when Father Kentenich wrote this statement, a statement that has been emblematic for Home Shrines as well as for the Pilgrim MTA’s visit in homes, he couldn’t have imagined that one dayRead More
GERMANY, Tobias Büdel • The relationship between two partners is like a campfire. With the first spark of love the flame begins to burn. Yet, without regular replenishment of the logs, the blazing fire will diminish over time. The Wedding-REVIVAL should become such a log for marriage – new breeding ground for the flames of love.— It is easy to describe the added value of the wedding REVIVAL in Dietershausen with this metaphor. Ten couples were able to enjoy an intimate four-course menu from chef Enrico Meder – with00 romanticRead More
COSTA RICA,  Jose A. Martínez and Anelena Hueda • Last Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Third Workshop for engaged couples was celebrated in the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. The workshop took place on a beautiful and sunny afternoon of summer-like day, where the graces the MTA gives were truly felt and received by thirty couples that were present.— The activity revolved around the theme “In Love, take risks, even if you make mistakes”, inspired by Pope Francis’ recently released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation to Young PeopleRead More