Madrugadores Category

COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Blanco • In Costa Rica, the Madrugadores were born in 2007, in San Rafael de Escazú, as a result of Derek Monturiol and Father Ronny Solano’s enthusiasm. — Forty men believed and attended the first time, they met in silence to be with Jesus, to put everything in his hands and also to give thanks.   Give up a few more hours of sleep to be with Jesus The Madrugadores are willing to deny themselves the desire of staying in bed for a few more hours, toRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • From its founding on November 17th, 2012, the Madrugadores del Cerro (The Early Risers on the Hill), as they are fondly described, haven’t yet missed a dawn.   They have formally begun their activities for the year with a presentation of this year’s theme and event, the first of eight planned dialogues for 2019.— How they do it Madrugadores del Cerro meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month, punctually from 7 to 9 am, by the Shrine of Life and Hope in Córdoba, Argentina. Read More
PUERTO RICO, Luis Enrique Ojeda • The Madrugadores de Maria (Dawn-breakers of Mary) is a current of life that emerged in Rancagua, Chile on May 28, 1989. It’s a men`s movement that has grown throughout Chile and fifteen countries internationally. Puerto Rico has eight groups, ours being, Cabo Rojo, the second to be formed, which on February 19th, celebrated its tenth anniversary.— A modest initiative As Madrugadores, we experience a torrent of graces in response to a very modest initiative, getting up early to pray in the Shrine. This simpleRead 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
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
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • I do not know if you remember me from some previous article…today I want to share my testimony and the life that is generated in the men attending “Los Madrugadores.” I am Carlos Cappelletti, group coordinator for the Madrugadores of Schoenstatt’s Blessed Mother of the city of Nueve de Julio, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. — I try, as much as possible, to attend daily Mass. In our city’s Cathedral as well as in the many churches where I have participated in the Eucharistic celebration,Read More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • With an expectation of bringing together more than 250 men from all the country and with enormous enthusiasm and lots of work, a Madrugadores team from Córdoba is organizing a National Gathering 18-20 August 2018. — The work is easier when shared by an adequate division of tasks, and although it is tremendously demanding, the selfless effort that every member of the commission gives daily makes a difference. What generosity and sense of others! Prayer is the first thing Different prayer warriors from several communities haveRead More
COSTA RICA, Hugo García • Daybreak was the usual cold, February dawn, but also, beautiful. We had everything ready since Saturday night to welcome the Madrugadores, who along with their families, confirmed they would come and share this special celebration with us— the first anniversary celebration of the Madrugadores from the Costa Rican Shrine.— For several days, we kept a great joy and expectation for the determined confirmation of the brothers, who like us, came every dawn to tell the Blessed Mother that we love her and that we wantRead More
CHILE, Patricio Young M. • Some time ago, I wrote a column titled “Madrugadores nos Madrugaron [We Madrugadores are early risers]” in Schoenstatt Vivo, in which I explained how they have made many of Schoenstatt’s desires a reality. I discovered everything talking with Madrugadores, since I had not participated in this current until recently. I had the honor of being invited by the organizers to experience their 15th Gathering, which was held in Chillán between 20 – 22 October. I decided to experience it from the first to the lastRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • Exactly five years from the first Madrugada (Daybreak), on 17 November, the “Madrugadores del Cerro” celebrated with a Holy Mass, the immense loyalty to the Blessed Mother over these past five years, and the perseverance of each one of the men. Providentially the ceremony coincided with the 30th Anniversary of the priestly ordination of their adviser, Fr. Juan José Riba. The celebration was complete! A little bit of history They were born in Comodoro Rivadavia, province of Chubut, the cradle of the Argentinean Madrugadores, and littleRead More