Projects Category

CHILE, Los Pinos, by Isidora González • Reñaca Más Alto is a social project that was born in 2010, at the hands of a group of University Boys’ Youth from Los Pinos: they are youths who are concerned about doing social work with the desire to build humanly and materially, with a committed spirit and generous hearts, they have the gaze of leaders, youths who not only saw a reality that was completely different from theirs just meters from their homes, a reality of which they decided to become aRead More
Published in the Ejempla newspaper Paraguay for Dequení’s 30th year • When he was is a little boy, he sold gum in the street, and today he sells investments in a bank. Derlis Cáceres is convinced that success in life depends on people of good will with whom you cross paths. There he was drinking tereré [herbal tea] with his street companions. He wanted to quench the thirst burning his throat with a sip of this refreshing drink, but he couldn’t, because it was not about a thirst because ofRead More
PARAGUAY, María Fischer • We were almost leaving, bidding farewell once again to this young and a struggling mother, who can barely speak Spanish, but at least she understands our language better than we understand her Guaraní. We understood the pride and gratitude of her gestures when she showed us her garden, her plants, and above all her little house, which is very small but clean and painted a light turquoise. While her daughter, Luz, a timid little girl, with difficulty moving her hands and feet, simply smiled and lookedRead More
PARAGUAY, by Maria Fischer • Even after the first hugs, smiles, and tears of this greatly desired encounter, we were not sure if it was a dream or reality. On April 6, 2015, schoenstatt.org visited Dequení. Dequení welcomed schoenstatt.org after ten years of solidarity with their mission. “We published the first article when it was preparing to celebrate its first 20 years of existence.” said the editor in chief of schoenstatt.org. “Now we are preparing for the 30th year celebration,” Andreza Ortigoza, Director of the Dequení Foundation said. On theRead More
by Martin Schiffl, from www.schoenstatt.at Eight Austrian couples received their diplomas signed by Bishop Klaus Küng, and Father Felix Stässle sent them forth. These eight couples are now trained as Kentenich educators. They have studied and applied the pedagogy of Father Joseph Kentenich in a two-year course of the Academy for Family Pedagogy in Vienna. They have applied this training in their own families, as well as in a project of their choice. The celebration’s guests manifested surprise and admiration, when the “instructors” presented their projects. Here and there anRead More