ECUADOR, Montse de Martínez •
On the radiant morning of 8 November, 450 students from the Schools of the Charitable Society of Women from Guayaquil sealed their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt.
It was the third consecutive year; 1,330 youths, full of joy and good resolutions for our heavenly Mother, have already consecrated themselves.
This initiative emerged from a life group of the Family Branch “With Mary faithful pilgrims, as a family, toward the Father,” the women also belong to the Mothers’ Branch. Through Margarita Toral de Martínez, a member of the group and of the Charitable Society of Women, they undertake and carry out this beautiful work. The group’s women take charge of preparing the youths in the different schools; their spouses help out economically with the expenses, and they are interested in participating in the talks. Thus together they offer capital of grace for the success of the mission.
The Blessed Mother has always waited for them
The most gratifying thing is to see that many of these boys discover that the Blessed Mother looks at them as if she had always been waiting for them, and close to her, they desire to find the silence and peace that is difficult to find in a world filled with noise. They have asked for continued Schoenstatt training, and they attend monthly talks. The Pilgrim Mother also visits some of their families, and she will continue to do so.
We hope to continue with this beautiful mission and to conquer many more souls for the glory of the Triune God and our heavenly Mother.
Original Spanish. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA