PARAGUAY, Johanna Chávez •
The Family Federation in Paraguay continues to grow with new couples in new dioceses and places. As in all the Federations and Institutes of Schoenstatt, there are two spaces of belonging and growth for each member: the course as a free space and the region as an official space, each with its own identity and complementary mission in a healthy creative tension. Around the Shrine of Tuparenda, there is a growing desire for the constitution of a new Region. —
On a rainy night in Tupãrenda, at the end of the Ash Wednesday Mass, at the beginning of Lent, eight couples from different courses of the Apostolic Federation of Families gathered in the Church of St. Mary of the Trinity for a profound vigil led by Liliana and Gabriel Fleitas in the presence of Jesus for the conquest of the future Region of Tupãrenda.
The theme of the vigil was: “Awaken in our souls the desire to live our faith with coherence and our conquest for the future region”.
We lived a very emotional spiritual moment, animated by the guitar of Luis Salinas, accompanied by the choir, which allowed us to live moments of heaven.
At the end of the Adoration, we went on pilgrimage in prayer to the Shrine, where, amidst songs and prayers, we left intentions and capital of grace for the future region of Tuparenda, asking Awaken in us the desire for authentic holiness in our daily lives!
Original: Spanish. Translation: Maria Fischer @schoenstatt.org