MEXICO, María Luísa de Maccaferri / María Fischer •
On September 18th, Covenant Day, we took the Metropolitan Pilgrim MTA, the Auxiliary MTA, to the parish of Our Lady Queen of Angels, in San Pedro Garza Garcia, in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, where she will stay for eight days. At that moment, a young woman, 28 years old, approached us to give a testimony that touched all of us. The person in charge of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign was fortunate enough to record the testimony of the wonderful intercession that the Pilgrim MTA did for this young woman when she was fighting for her life 28 years ago. —
“I was born prematurely, seven months,” Leonor told us, “and when I was born, I got pneumonia. So I was in the incubator, in serious conditions, and there was a moment when my heart stopped, and the doctors went to my father and told him that it was no longer in their hands.”
Listening to this testimony, instantly reminds us of the hundreds of stories told by Martha Liotti, from Corrientes, founder of the Little Campaign for Babies at Risk. Stories of premature babies and the small picture of the Pilgrim MTA placed above the incubator. Stories of parents with a faith that seemed to grow with each breath of their baby. Stories of missionaries who never stopped supporting, praying, comforting, crying, and trusting. ….
Lucia arrived with Our Schoenstatt MTA
“My father ran out,” continued Leonor. “And my Aunt Lucia (an affectionate term for friends) came with Our Blessed Mother of Schoenstatt, and she began to pray for me. Suddenly my heart started beating again”. Lucia is a person who has helped a lot in Schoenstatt Monterrey since its foundation.
“I owe a lot to this Blessed Mother. I loved being here with her now that they have taken her to Maria de los Angeles,” said Leonor.
Leonor has never been to a Schoenstatt shrine and is interested in visiting one.
Collaboration: Tita Andras, Viena, Austria /Eduardo Shelley, Monterrey, México
Original: Spanish. Translation: Marcela Fernández, Toronto, Canada