Novicios Tuparenda 2022

Posted On 2022-04-28 In Covenant Life

Novices of the Schoenstatt Fathers from seven countries in Tupãrenda

PARAGUAY, María Fischer/P. Manuel López Naón •

Sixteen young men from seven countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, United States, Mexico, and Poland – are in Tupãrenda, Paraguay, since mid-March in the novitiate of the Schoenstatt Fathers, at the beginning of a long road of discernment and formation that will lead them to the priesthood at the service of the Schoenstatt Movement and the Church. —

From left to right, in the row below in the photo are:

– Nicolás Iturriaga (Los Ángeles, Chile),
– Julián Salas (San Antonio, Texas, USA),
– Davi Vilarihno (San Pablo, Brazil),
– Fernando Rodrigues (Londrina, Brazil),
– Filip Kobiec (Miatzko, Poland).

From left to right in the top row are:

– Agustín Eichenberger (Rosario, Argentina),
– Daniel Rangel (San Luis Potosí, Mexico),
– Ramón Santoyo (Querétaro, Mexico),
– Ricardo Ilhe (Londrina, Brazil),
– Francisco Gigoux (Paine, Chile),
– Raymundo Cervantes (Querétaro, Mexico),
– Francisco Ferreccio (Buenos Aires, Argentina),
– Felipe Suárez (Austin, USA/Colombia),
– Alex Chunda (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA),
– Joaquín Peña (Santiago de Chile, Chile),
– Jerónimo Juárez (Tucumán, Argentina).

Together, and accompanied by Fathers Pablo Pizani (Los Angeles, Chile) and Manuel López Naón (Buenos Aires, Argentina), they trust in the prayers of the International Schoenstatt Family.

With the tunic of Sion, they will renew their Yes to God

The reception of the Tunic will take place on July 16th at the Holy Mary of the Trinity Church, Schoenstatt Shrine of Tupãrenda, Ypacaraí, Paraguay. During the Eucharist, the novices will receive the Tunic of Sion as a sign of belonging to the community. With the reception of the Tunic of Sion, each of the Novices, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pronounces once again their YES to God’s will in their lives. In this way, they confirm the call of Jesus to place themselves at the service of others in the Schoenstatt Movement and in the Church, from the charism of Father Joseph Kentenich.

The Sion Tunic is the liturgical vestment of the Community of the Schoenstatt Fathers.


Novices with Fathers Pablo Pizani and Manuel López Naón

Original: Spanish. Translation: Maria Fischer

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