PARAGUAY, Sady Mariel Fleitas Almada •
Saturday, 7 November, 2015. A new mission taking the Queen with the King of Kings in their arms at IPS Dr. Emilio Cubas’ Central Hospital of the IPS Institute of Social Welfare –at Asunción. It is the living continuation of the Rosary Campaign that João Pozzobon’s thought and lived. It is so beautiful to follow him and to do the same thing he did in hospitals!
“I was sick and you visited me…”
IPS’ mission is carried out on the first Saturday of the month at the Hospital of the Institute of Social Welfare. It began with sending forth Eucharistic Ministers and missionaries of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign. They go through the eight floors of the building taking the Eucharist, visiting the sick and their relatives with the Pilgrim Mother; they end by praying the Holy Rosary.
This mission, taking the Mother and Queen, is to make Jesus’ words real and alive. “I was sick and you visited me…” (Matt. 25:36)
The Pilgrim Mother for at risk babies
The Campaign’s motto is: She is the great missionary. She will work miracles. And with living faith, we believe that is what happens.
Once when knocking on Room 358’s door on the third floor (Pediatric – Intensive Care), we found a brokenhearted mother with her eyes reddened from so much crying. Her name is Mrs. Fátima; her little daughter, Ceci, was on a stretcher on a respirator for life support; she had convulsions.
The doctors told the mother that her daughter was in a vegetative state, and that the respirator was only to keep her alive for a little while. Then, I asked this mother, “Do you know what we are going do? When I finish the rosary, I will bring the Pilgrim Mother for critically ill children to you. Pray to her.”
The following day, I returned for the Pilgrim Mother and Mrs. Fátima already had a radically different look (this was the first miracle). She said that she had never prayed like that with her husband, and they had placed Ceci in the Blessed Mother’s arms: If she wants to take her, we accept it, and if she wants to leave her with us, we also accept it with gratitude.
And this how they bid good-bye to her.
On 18 October, I will go to Tupãrenda
A few months later, I spoke with her and she related: “Hello, Sady, I was just remembering you and the beautiful Blessed Mother that you brought me at I was thinking about a tomb for my little daughter…Today Ceci is at home, healthy and recuperated; on the 18 October, I will go to Tupãrenda Shrine to thank her and to give my testimony.”
This is only one example of the many miracles that we experience here following the Mother and Queen’s steps, taking Jesus the King of Kings to everyone who needs them.
Following the example of João Pozzobon, the initiator of the Rosary Campaign seeking opportunities so that the Great Missionary will work miracles.