COSTA RICA, Carlos Alfaro •
The Madrugadores stream of life, which arrived in Costa Rica in 2007, in union with the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, reached three new dioceses last year: Ciudad Quesada, Puntarenas and Limón, which are added to the Archdiocese of San José and the dioceses of Liberia-Tilarán, Alajuela and Cartago. —
In June of last year, the first visit was made to the diocese of Perez Zeledon, the last diocese in the country to be conquered by our beloved Blessed Mother, with the objective of creating new communities and also that the Pilgrim MTA would also continue her pilgrimage in that diocese.
On that occasion, Bishop Juan Manuel Castro Rojas indicated that he expected to give us an answer at the beginning of the year 2023.
On January 30 we were able to make a new appointment and we spoke with the Monsignor again. We were accompanied by Father Elizardo and the wife of the Madrugadores coordinator of Escazú, Henry Montero.
Bishop Juan Manuel indicated that he has been consulting with other parish priests and the comments have been very positive.
Soon he will send us an authorization to enter with more strength to the diocese, both with the Pilgrim MTA and with Madrugadores.
It is important to note that this diocese is the largest in Costa Rica, with more than 10,000 square kilometers of extension.
Original: Spanish. Translation: Maria Fischer @schoenstatt.org