COSTA RICA, Sergio Esquivel •
Thursday, 14 March 2019, a new group of the Schoenstatt’s Men’s Branch began in the Costa Rican province of Cartago. —
A group comprised of eighteen men, a large majority from the Madrugadores, all are very motivated to give their YES to the Queen Mother. Two years ago, the first group of Madrugadores was founded in Cartago, and many them are now the founders of the Men’s Branch.
The foundation process has been marked by testimonies. For example, “I joined the Madrugadores, and I quit smoking as an offering to the Blessed Mother.” Another said, “Every morning I come to the Madrugadores, I feel protected by the Blessed Mother. I do this to change my life.”
The expectation among the men is now that they have come together as the Men’s Branch, they will grow spiritually and energize the Schoenstatt Family.
Original: Spanish, 17 March 2019. Translation: Ann Bronk, Wisconsin, USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA