Mother of Tuparenda House Category

CMT graduados
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • The month of May has given us the first gifts of the year 2022. Last Friday the 13th, three new graduates joined the more than 50 graduates of FUNDAPROVA’s House Mother of Tupãrenda program. The event took place in the occasion of the awarding of the certificates of the program and of the Horticulture and Bakery courses of Sinafocal, in the presence of the authorities of both institutions. — This emotional act was accompanied by family, friends and loved ones of the new graduates. The audacityRead More
Casa Madre de Tuparenda
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Everyone has suffered in the more than two years since the beginning of the pandemic, but especially the most disadvantaged throughout the world, including Paraguay. The “Casa Madre de Tupãrenda” (CMT) program could only be carried out digitally – by telephone and WhatsApp – and with the boys’ food, the house itself had to be closed. Visits to the youth prison, no way. But the time of Easter will come… — In the meantime, here in Paraguay the pandemic has happily subsided, so we canRead More
Convenio Corte Suprema
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González •  Our story of the visit to Casa Madre de Tupãrenda (CMT), by the president Dr. César Diesel and the second vice-president, Prof. Dr. Luis María Benítez Riera (period 2021-2022), of the Supreme Court of Justice, had its central point on February 15, 2022. — At the end of the visit, a commitment was made to sign an agreement between CMT and the Supreme Court of Justice. After preliminary exchanges on the points of the agreement to be signed, a final draft was ready. A fewRead More
Corte Surprema
PARAGUAY, Roberto González •  After the Christmas and New Year visits to the Educational Center of Itauguá, some interesting conversations with Father Pedro about the children and about the House Mother of Tupãrenda came up. — Normally January in Paraguay is vacation season and the Judicial break in the Judiciary, but in the second half of January the minister of the Supreme Court of Justice, Prof. Dr. Luis María Benítez Riera, second vice president of the Supreme Court of Justice and president of the Criminal Chamber (both for the periodRead More
Matías
Matias, one of the young people from Casa Madre de Tupãrenda (CMT), Paraguay • Hello, how are you? I am Matías, I am 19 years old and today I want to tell you about my experience. — When I was 12 years old, I became addicted to drugs. A buddy, a friend from the street, took me to La Chacarita to save, as we call it (it means steal). We went to La Chacarita – which is the poorest and most criminal neighborhood of Asunción – and after that IRead More
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
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
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
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