EL SALVADOR, Silvia Nasser •
During his recent trip to El Salvador for strengthening and founding, Fr. José Luis Correa (a Chilean Schoenstatt Father, adviser to the Costa Rican Schoenstatt Movement, who accompanies Schoenstatt families from Central America) met with Fr. Jorge Soto, the pastor of a rural area of El Salvador on Coatepeque Lake, 50 kilometers from San Salvador, the capital. This priest is very open to Schoenstatt, and he supports all the initiatives. The Mothers’ Branch from El Salvador work there with the area’s children through a project called “Schoenstatt Seeds.”
The mothers have a Schoenstatt Seeds group at Coatepeque Lake, where they evangelize one Saturday of the month with Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s pedagogy.
Training children in love for the Blessed Mother
“Little by little we are training these children in the love for the Blessed Mother. We pray the consecration prayer, and we develop a subject every month. We spend a beautiful morning with children between the ages of three to seven that we are educating in Marian faith and spirituality.
A Schoenstatt Sister of Mary from the Ciudad Celeste Shrine in Guayquil, Ecuador gave us the books. We use the material from them for the classes.
Fr. Jorge Soto, the pastor of María Auxiliadora Church and a religious who does a lot of social work in the area, supports the group. Schoenstatt Seeds is part of our Mothers’ Branch apostolate.
The Blessed Mother’s picture is in the Lago Church. Fr. Jorge gladly gave permission to place it there.
Original: Spanish. 8 September 2017. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA