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PARAGUAY, CMT, Ani Souberlich • Wide-eyed and with a huge smile you hear: “Ojeabrí che korasõ” (my heart has opened). This was Ricardo’s* expression when he saw his mother, brother and nephews arrive for his graduation ceremony. How important it is in every stage of life to see and feel the closeness and accompaniment of one’s family in overcoming the obstacles of daily life. No matter how old one is, there is always a desire deep down in the soul to want, to need to be important to someone. “WithRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta and Maria Fischer • “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,” said Fr. Pedro as he poured the water over the head of one of the participants of the youth social reintegration program at CMT (Casa Madre de Tupãrenda), who received the sacrament of baptism, a sign of the new life and the mercy of the Triune God. — His name is Antonio*. His godmother Magdalena is the sewing instructor. Far away, in Europe, he has other sponsors, whoRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • What was the most touching gift Fr. Pedro received for his silver jubilee? The visit by his parents to Tupãrenda? The presence of the Superior General, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio? The receipt of a generous donation to Casa Madre de Tupãrenda from Germany? The publication of his book Libertad en la cárcel [Freedom in prison]? We didn’t ask him (not to ruin the title of this article), but one of the most touching was surely the large rosary given by the boys atRead 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
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
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
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich • Many of you already know us through Schoenstatt.org, our institutional page and first-hand accounts, and have closely followed the birth of Casa Madre de Tupãrenda, first as a dream and then as a dream that came true in 2016, thanks to help of so many Paraguayans, as well the Ministry of Justice and the many generous people on the other side of the ocean. Today as the Director of Casa Madre de Tupãrenda, I want to reach each of you with an urgent appeal for help, or betterRead More
Kentenich Pedagogy on the Peripheries, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Is freedom in jail possible?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he proved it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke, and he is proving it: at a jail for minors in Itauguá, a few kilometers from the Tupãrenda Shrine.  Perhaps the most daring question we already asked a few months ago from schoenstatt.org:  Is Kentenich pedagogy on the peripheries possible?  Yes, he answered, and he is proving it in this jail for minors, in this third part of his reflection in relation toRead More
Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy on the peripheries (part 2) Fr. Pedro Kuehlcke • We share the experiences and conclusions of Fr. Pedro Kuehlcke in the application of Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy on the peripheries, concretely at a jail for minors and in the program for social reinsertion “Mother of Tupãrenda House”.  It is about the second part of a text prepared for a conference for Schoenstatt Boys Youth of Tupãrenda. –   Pedagogy of confidence and movement Father Kentenich speaks of the “stars of Schoenstatt’s pedagogy:”  “In our pedagogy,” writes our FatherRead More