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bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, María Fischer • Actually, they have long been pilgrims, part of Schoenstatt’s popular and pilgrimage movement. They come to the Shrine (at least) once a month or perhaps more often, some even every Sunday. They seek an encounter with God, with Mary, the Mother of Grace, who is also the Bread Mother, as Father Joseph Kentenich made clear in the Dachau concentration camp. There, during the time of famine, he pointed out that as a mother, she not only cares for the spiritual well-being of her children, but alsoRead More
Educación orgánica
SPAIN, Macarena Navas Gasset • The Mount Tabor Schoenstatt School located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, is organizing the first Educational Congress on October 14 and 15, 2022: “Organic Education: Creating Connections”, whose first objective is to make Schoenstatt’s pedagogy known, concretized in the educational field, and to see how this dialogues with other educational proposals. — Education is a very important area, both as a cause and as a solution to many problems in our society. We are living in a time of changes and these are the onesRead More
Guatemala
GUATEMALA, Edgar Tórtola • Edgar Tórtola tells his real story of how he met the Madrugadores in El Salvador and how he was instrumental in their founding in Guatemala. — I am Guatemalan, but I was fortunate to work in El Salvador for 27 years at the cement company Holcim until I retired four years ago. At Holcim, I had the opportunity to work with Vinicio Reyes when I was in the concrete department, and little by little we realized that we needed to get closer to God. So, IRead More
Peregrinación de los pueblos
ARGENTINA, peregrinaciondelospueblos.com • The 40th edition of the Pilgrimage of Towns and Villages with the Blessed Mother will take place on October 14th and 15th. This year, the motto is “Mother, may Christ give us his peace.” The restrictions demanded by the Argentinean government due to the Covid 19 pandemic forced the program to be suspended for two years. This year, 2022, thousands of pilgrims will once again set out with the Blessed Mother to walk the 90 kilometers of faith that connect the town of Hasenkamp with the ShrineRead More
Curso de comunicación
SPAIN, Laura Tovar • It was Jesus himself who told his disciples not to worry about what they were going to say or how they were going to say it when they were asked about the announcement of the Kingdom. He would send them the Holy Spirit who would inspire them with the right words. — Today, we also implore the Holy Spirit to inspire us with the right way and the right words to announce the Kingdom in the present times. But, honoring the “nothing without You, nothing withoutRead More
CEI - los bautizados
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Pepito was preparing in prison to make his First Communion. A few days before he was to receive it, he told me that he had a hearing at the court. He left full of hope of getting out and going home, but unfortunately he was told that he was not going to be released….  —  ─ First I was sad, pa’i! But right away I realized that I was not ready to leave, because I needed Jesus in my heart before going back to myRead More
madrugadores
COSTA RICA, Carlos Alfaro • The mission of offering madrugadores, as an option of authentic manly religiosity, to more dioceses and parishes in Costa Rica continues. On Friday, June 10, we visited another diocese in Perez Zeledon, and on Monday, June 13, we participated in the first early morning of a community in the diocese of Ciudad Quesada. — We visited Perez Zeledon to take the madrugadores message to the Diocese of San Isidro. We were received by Bishop Juan Miguel Castro Rojas, who was very positive to review andRead More
ermita Villa Urquiza
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique/Tita Ríos • A new wayside shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt has been erected on the banks of the Paraná River in the town of Villa Urquiza, province of Entre Ríos. The initiative emerged from the Madrugadores of the region and was coordinated together with the Villa Urquiza City Hall for its construction. — On Saturday, June 4, Archbishop Juan Alberto Puiggari went to bless it and accompanied the group of the Madrugadores, several neighbors of the place, brothers, and sisters of the Shrine of La Loma,Read More
Dequeni
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • It is amid this meeting full of questions, presentations, conversations, answers, and laughter, that I understand more clearly than ever what these more than two years of pandemic have done to all of us. It is not the same to communicate at a distance, read messages and watch videos, as it is to sit in the same place, look at each other, listen to each other, “feel” each other. It is the morning of April 21, at the headquarters of the Dequeni Foundation in Fernando deRead More
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