Madrugadores Category

ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • An extra prayer of “the 6:30 p.m. rosary” that the Madrugadores have been meditating daily since March 31st, was prayed by the Bishop Gabriel Mestre of Mar del Plata, with inmates of the Batán Penitentiary Unit of that city. Sister Helena, who is in charge of the prison ministry, was the link and after a dedicated work of following up and organizing, more than 25 Madrugadores joined in this moment of prayer that, according to them, was glorious!— Searching for destinations, finding realities The fantastic cohesionRead More
CHILE/MADRUGADORES INTERNACIONAL, Octavio Galarce •  On Wednesday morning, the 29th, we Madrugadores felt a great joy, when we received the response of Pope Francis to a letter in which we told him that on Saturday, May 2nd, more than 300 communities from 16 countries: Portugal, Spain, Germany, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Chile, would unite spiritually with him – and with each other – by participating “live” through Zoom, YouTube Madrugadores Chile, and YouTube from the Vatican, inRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • The Madrugadores are a community of men who, together, by the hand of Mary, advance with Jesus Christ, towards God the Father. Can the COVID-19 cut short this ideal that was embodied so many years ago? Not at all! Together, truly together, we will continue on our way and nothing can stand in the way of our ideals.— This is what echoed in our hearts in the face of an incontrovertible reality: quarantine and in the middle of Lent. Difficult times require creative solutions, and forRead More
CHILE, Luis Alberto Bravo • What an extraordinary experience! Half a thousand men kneel at the feet of the Blessed Sacrament, in silence, without mobile phones, without noise, without discomfort, without protests, without nervous laughter. Had I had a better ear, I would only have heard 580 hearts beat faster in this personal encounter with our mother and her son. The Holy Spirit blew over the Madrugadores and filled them with new life, enthusiasm and group spirit. It is not a local event, but an American embrace. Eighty communities fromRead More
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
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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