Posted On 2020-07-13 In Schoenstatt - Reaching out

If only for Scarlett

CHILE, with material from Maria Ayuda •

In Maria Ayuda, one of the oldest and largest social projects in Schoenstatt, we work for the children and adolescents whose dignity and rights have been violated, to give them a good present and to assure them a better future.  For children and adolescents with name and surname, with history and future. They work for Scarlett. —



Scarlett is 20 years old and has a son of one. She was at Maria Ayuda from 2011 to 2018, and one of the things she is most grateful for is having been able to get ahead, finishing 4th grade and being a professional technician today.

“Thanks to the direct contact educators I learned to read, write and do math, which I knew nothing about. I was able to take workshops for independent living, so I am very grateful for all that Maria Ayuda did for me. They always gave me good advice. I am still in touch with them. Maria Ayuda’s work is a seven. They won my whole heart for teaching me everything,” says Scarlett.

This young woman remembers her time in our institution with much affection and deep love. “On weekends, the aunts who did artistic activities for us would come, that was what I liked the most.

Today she lives with her couple and she is dedicated to taking care of her son. She has a very good relationship with her mother and she is also in permanent contact with three of her brothers.

María Ayuda works in 13 cities in Chile, from Iquique to Temuco, with 17 residential programs, for more than 500 children and young people and their families. A valuable work, in the existential periphery of children and adolescents whose dignity and rights have been violated, in a situation of mistreatment, abuse and abandonment. An immensely valuable work, if only for Scarlett.


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Bank account in Europe:

Schönstatt-Patres International

IBAN: DE 33 4006 0265 0003 1616 03


Usage: Maria Ayuda Chile


This was heard these days during a homily in a Schoenstatt Shrine:

“You can crown the Virgin over and over again,
but we’ll take the crown off if we don’t act out of love for the suffering.”

More information:

María Ayuda, Chile


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