Posted On 28. October 2017 In Schoenstatt - Reaching out

Costa Rica – a growing Family

COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa and Editorial team

This past July, Fr. José Luis Correa, Schoenstatt Movement adviser in Costa Rica, visited the Guanacaste area, bringing the new Schoenstatt Family a great message during different talks and shared experiences. At the same time, missions were carried out in the San Martin community located in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste.

Fr. José Luis mentioned that Guanacaste, located in northern Costa Rica, is another area for the Movement, thus it will have its own Diocesan Coordinator independent from San José, the Diocese of Tilarán-Liberia. A Diocesan Council was formed with coordinators for the Family Branch, the Ladies’ Branch and the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, with Angelo Del Vicchio and Ana Ma. Vega as diocesan coordinators.

Meanwhile the Guanacaste Schoenstatt Family has grown. At the beginning of September, a Madrugadores’ group was formed these are men who meet every second Saturday very early in the morning (hence the name). Only men gather to pray and share a breakfast sharing life issues and the faith.

In the photo, the first Madrugadores in Sardinal are shown along with their pastor, Fr. Clímaco.

Tropical Storm Nate’s effects challenge Costa Rica– a call for prayers

During this summer, Guanacaste, like all of Costa Rica was suffering from terrible floods. At that time, floods, building and road damages isolated communities, and victims in shelters were the visible consequences of the indirect effects of Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica.  Residents of the communities in most of the country were waiting for help while others were preparing for the weather that was forecast.

Our prayers for our brothers/sisters from Guanacaste.


The floods greatly affected Limonal, in the Santa Cruz district, one of the communities in Guanacaste.

Original: Spanish. 6 October 2017, Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA

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