Projects Category

Providencia
URUGUAY, via www.providencia.org.uy • The Youth Center made a big bet in 2021 to grow in number of students who are participating in the space, as well as in the general proposal so that it will be of an increasingly higher quality. “The Youth Center has been growing a lot year by year”, highlighted Florencia Cruces, coordinator of the program. This educational program seeks to accompany the students in discovering themselves, discovering themselves with others, growing, developing and dreaming about who they want to be. — In 2021 the YouthRead 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
cárcel
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González • Almost 15 days away from the beginning of this new year, I can take the time to analyze an idea that I have had in my head since December 31 of last year. — On December 31 I was able to go again to the juvenile prison of Itauguá to share with them a New Year’s Eve dinner. This time was a little more familiar to me, because I met the director of the prison and one of the prison officials, whom I had alreadyRead 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
María Ayuda
CHILE, Fr. Francisco Pereira, Pastoral Director of María Ayuda • Almost 40 years ago, in the heart of Father Hernán Alessandri, in the holy land of Bellavista, a few meters from where his tomb is today, Maria Ayuda was born. On this same land,in the shadow of the Shrine, in what was until recently part of the house of the Institute of Schoenstatt Families, this Friday, November 26th, the corner stone was blessed to begin the construction of the project called “Casa Alma de Maria Ayuda”, an icon project ofRead 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
Peregrinación de los Pueblos
ARGENTINA, AICA • With the motto “Mary along with Joseph, take us to Jesus”, the 39th edition of the Pilgrimage of the People took place virtually in the Archdiocese of Paraná. — The 39th Pilgrimage of the People was held on October 15 and 16 in the Archdiocese of Paraná, virtually, for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. The pilgrimage, which normally travels 90 kilometers from Hasenkamp to Paraná, this time had the motto “Mary along with Joseph, take us to Jesus”, and the faithful were able toRead More
Wedding Story Sunrise Village
INDIA, Fr. A. Jose Amaladoss • September 9, 2021, was a notable day in the history of Sunrise Children’s village. It was on this day that Schoenstatt Fathers blessed the wedding of two young people, Amuthan and Saranya. There is a story that deserves to be told and shared. — Saranya joined Sunrise Children’s village in 2008, when she lost both of her parents. She joined at the age of ten along with her sister and two brothers. Sunrise village gave her a home with unconditional love and acceptance. SheRead 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
Colegio Monte Reina, Monterrey
MEXICO, Gaby de la Garza • Full of joy we want to share with you this great news, today, Monday, August 30, 2021, the first Schoenstatt School in Mexico, Monte Reina, opened its doors to begin activities for this school year. — Just as when you are about to move into a new house, at the last minute there are thousands of small – and not so small – details that need to be fixed. So last weekend was a lot of work to finish cleaning, decorating and removing constructionRead More