Mother of Tuparenda House Category

PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • “I truly want to thank Natividad, the instructor to whom I caused a great deal of trouble because I did not want to learn how to sew…” Oh my! During that time at school, my handicrafts teacher was named Anneliese, but the rest of that phrase could be my testimony, only after several fruitless attempts at teaching me how to sew, and in breaking the second machine, she evaluated me as hopeless, “lack of trying and of talent.” The result, I was exempt.Read More
PARAGUAY, ministeriodejusticia.gov.py, Paraguay’s National Government’s Ministry of Justice and the editorial team • The Ministry of Justice and the Foundation to Promote Values and Prevention of Violence  (Fundaprova) is strengthening its strategic alliance by extending the public–private cooperation agreement period of helping teens that broke the law with their reintegration into society.— The program is successful; there are already nine graduates that have zero index of delinquency recidivism. Several of the graduates work in areas in which they received instruction at Mother of Tupãrenda House. The Minister of Justice, EverRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • 31 January 2018, a hot afternoon, Mother of Tupãrenda House prepared for the graduation of three participants, the first of 2018. The other companions were also very expectant of what was going to happen, since it was the first experience for some. All of them were dressed in their best clothes, and the brand-new graduates as well as those who would receive sacraments got ready for a big celebration. The ceremony began with the Holy Eucharistic in the shadow of the Tupãrenda Shrine, accompanied by relatives,Read More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke and Maria Fischer • On that 18 October 1914, she promised us: “Then from there I will draw youthful hearts…” Then, when did we prove with our deeds that we really love her? When we go out to take the covenant of love as a covenant of solidarity from the shrine to the peripheries. When we open our hearts and allow that in our hugs, in our lives, in our deeds, and yes, in our material donations, she, the Mother of all men and especially theRead More
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, Maria Fischer with material from ACI and RV • Thousands of poor and excluded people will participate in the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in Rome on Sunday 19 November to commemorate the first World Day of the Poor. After the Mass, 1.500 people will gather in Pope Paul VI Hall for a festive meal with Pope Francis, while another 2.500 people will be welcomed at various seminaries and Catholic colleges where they will also receive lunch. The poor will be joined by membersRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • Since early morning, hundreds of pilgrims arrived at Mary’s dwelling in Tupãrenda. The boys from Mother of Tupãrenda House also arrived, before the 8:00 am Mass as usual… But this day was like not the previous ones… There was a great deal of movement: people, vehicles, automobiles, and large buses that parked on the grounds of the national shrine of Paraguay. It was Our Lady of Schoenstatt, our beloved Blessed Mother’s Day. Every year on October 18, thousands of pilgrims arrive in Tupãrenda from all theRead More
PARAGUAY,  Adriana Cardozo • Mother of Tupãrenda House is located in the midst of Route II’s busy traffic in Itauguá.  The House has an excellent staff that affectionately and patiently works and is proper in those who love the tasks they do.  Ani Souberlich, its director, is the most faithful reflection of this group. They fulfill their mission of “saving” the lives of many youths with total commitment. Mother of Tupãrenda House is a Project of Socio-educational Re-integration and Personal Development aimed at teens between the ages of 16-18, whoRead More
PARAGUAY, Ana María Mendoza de Acha, President of Fundaprova • Mother of Tupãrenda House (CMT was inaugurated a year ago (22 August 2016). It was a beautiful sunny morning, with Bishop Claudio Giménez’s blessing, the accompaniment of the Ministry of Justice and hundreds of friends who filled us with joy. I cannot believe everything happening in this short of time; the House is progressing much more rapidly than we planned. I am surprised to see it so full of young people to the point that there are several on aRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • On July 30, the afternoon was sunny yet cool. Some youths were seen close to the wayside shrine, each one with his guitar in hand. They were playing and singing, amid embarrassment, nerves, laughter that was more or less contained, before beginning to make a serious effort to rehearse some songs… It looked a Boys’ Youth camp or an enjoyable moment from the Missions… But we were looking at some youths who until a few months ago had been in jail and livedRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich, director of Mother of Tupãrenda House • On 30 June, the Mother of Tupãrenda House was once again festively decorated in celebration for a participant’s graduation from the 9-month project. One more young man has shown us that he only needed the opportunity to have another option for life. He needed someone who would show him the right road, to learn the road, and to choose the best for himself and his family. Relatives of the graduate, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, and Lourdes Marín, representing Fundaprova (Foundation forRead More