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La viuda pobre
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Christmas is a difficult time for the young people deprived of their freedom in the juvenile prison near Tupãrenda, burdened with guilt, loneliness and longing… As every year, with the prison ministry “Visitation of Mary” we are preparing to offer them a good Christmas dinner, with gifts, songs and prayers: baby Jesus wants to be born in their hearts too! — Yesterday at the Sunday Mass in Tupãrenda I asked for help to finance this dinner and the gifts. I was very excited when afterRead More
María Ayuda
CHILE, Fr. Francisco Pereira, Pastoral Director of María Ayuda • Almost 40 years ago, in the heart of Father Hernán Alessandri, in the holy land of Bellavista, a few meters from where his tomb is today, Maria Ayuda was born. On this same land,in the shadow of the Shrine, in what was until recently part of the house of the Institute of Schoenstatt Families, this Friday, November 26th, the corner stone was blessed to begin the construction of the project called “Casa Alma de Maria Ayuda”, an icon project ofRead More
Casa Madre de Tuparenda
PARAGUAY, Alexandra Garcete de Sánchez • The First Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean was held from November 21 to 28, 2021 in Mexico City, at the feet of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of Latin America. It is a meeting that brings together the entire Latin American continent. On the 4th day, November 25, 2021, Alexandra Garcete, from the Family Federation of Paraguay, spoke about the Prison Ministry and the Mother of Tupãrenda House Program explaining the commitment with the most needy and marginalized. The readers ofRead More
Peregrinación de los Pueblos
ARGENTINA, AICA • With the motto “Mary along with Joseph, take us to Jesus”, the 39th edition of the Pilgrimage of the People took place virtually in the Archdiocese of Paraná. — The 39th Pilgrimage of the People was held on October 15 and 16 in the Archdiocese of Paraná, virtually, for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. The pilgrimage, which normally travels 90 kilometers from Hasenkamp to Paraná, this time had the motto “Mary along with Joseph, take us to Jesus”, and the faithful were able toRead More
Wedding Story Sunrise Village
INDIA, Fr. A. Jose Amaladoss • September 9, 2021, was a notable day in the history of Sunrise Children’s village. It was on this day that Schoenstatt Fathers blessed the wedding of two young people, Amuthan and Saranya. There is a story that deserves to be told and shared. — Saranya joined Sunrise Children’s village in 2008, when she lost both of her parents. She joined at the age of ten along with her sister and two brothers. Sunrise village gave her a home with unconditional love and acceptance. SheRead More
Acción de gracias Madre del Pan
PARAGUAY, Casa Madre de Tupãrenda, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke / Maria Fischer • 15 September marked the first anniversary — in the midst of a pandemic with all of its restrictions — of “Emprendimientos Madre de Tupãrenda (EMT)” [Madre de Tupãrenda Ventures], a socially minded company that has two main goals: To provide dignified work at a professional bakery to some of the graduates of Casa Madre de Tupãrenda and to make our program of social and employment reintegration self-sustainable. — The day was celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass and aRead More
Colegio Monte Reina, Monterrey
MEXICO, Gaby de la Garza • Full of joy we want to share with you this great news, today, Monday, August 30, 2021, the first Schoenstatt School in Mexico, Monte Reina, opened its doors to begin activities for this school year. — Just as when you are about to move into a new house, at the last minute there are thousands of small – and not so small – details that need to be fixed. So last weekend was a lot of work to finish cleaning, decorating and removing constructionRead More
egresados CMT
PARAGUAY, Lourdes Palacios • The big day is here, the most awaited day, dressed in suit and tie, Fabian and Braian stand out among the participants, they graduate from the program – and they do it together with the celebration of the five years of House Mother of Tuparenda (HMT). — Fabian is the first to arrive accompanied by his unconditional grandmother and little cousin, anxious and smiling, you can see happiness on his face, the days of anguish and uncertainty are behind him, he overcame temptations and weaknesses, keepingRead More
Casa Madre de Tuparenda
Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Paraguay • A few days ago I received a letter in Italian, supposedly from some Trappist nuns in the United States, offering me financial help for social projects at the service of the poorest, and wanting to know what we do in this field. — I answered them in English, since I don’t know enough Italian, and told them about our prison ministry “Visitation of Mary”, and our post-prison program “House Mother of Tupãrenda”. I also wrote that we need support specifically to pay for the scholarshipsRead More
sacramentos
PARAGUAY, Casa Madre de Tupãrenda (CMT), Alicia Gómez and Minerva Leguizamón • On 9 June 2021, two boys who were part of the Casa Madre de Tupãrenda program, Fabián and Braian, received the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation. They chose Lourdes (Skills teacher) and Rosi (Baking teacher) as their godmothers. — There is no perfect time to join and be part of God’s flock. Baptism is a person’s new beginning. Fabián and Braian made the decision to take this step to change their lives by also sealing theirRead More