Argentina Tag

ARGENTINA, Fabiana Vargas, Tita Ríos • June ends with Mother’s Day and a visit of their advisor, Sister Maria Pilar Carrere. A very grey day with light drizzle did not prevent mothers from Crespo, Seguí and Paraná, coming together to reflect on what “Mary, Let us reflect your image and walk through life entirely like you: strong and noble, simple and kind, spreading love and peace and joy.” (which is prayed so often) means concretely each person’s life.— Mary is a woman of salt and light in her evangelical vocation;Read More
ARGENTINA/PARAGUAY, Rocío Galo • For the Schoenstatt Family of Chaco, Argentina, witnessing the reception of the Sion tunic by the Schoenstatt Fathers’ novices, who began their way of formation toward the priesthood of Christ, was an immense gift.— On Saturday, July 6th, in Santa Maria de la Trinidad Church, at Tupãrenda, Ypacaraí, at Paraguay’s National Schoenstatt Shrine, the Mass that took place was very special and touching for those who had the privilege of meeting a young man from Chaco, Juan Cruz Colombo, who felt the call and gave hisRead More
ARGENTINA, Rocío Galo and Griselda Pereyra • Since April 2017, we had signed and made a loan effective for the use and potential purchase of the Dehonian Fathers’ former minor seminary property and facilities in Resistencia. Due to the fact that no agreement was reached to reduce the quoted sale price, and due to the impossibility of renewing the loan signed with the Dehonian Fathers until 31 March 2019, the Resistencia Family has begun a new stage of searching and conquering the greatly desired land for the Shrine. — RememberingRead More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • From its founding on November 17th, 2012, the Madrugadores del Cerro (The Early Risers on the Hill), as they are fondly described, haven’t yet missed a dawn.   They have formally begun their activities for the year with a presentation of this year’s theme and event, the first of eight planned dialogues for 2019.— How they do it Madrugadores del Cerro meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month, punctually from 7 to 9 am, by the Shrine of Life and Hope in Córdoba, Argentina. Read More
ARGENTINA, Father Alberto Eronti • Twenty-five years ago, on Sunday, February 27th, 1994, the Shrine, Zion of the Father, was blessed in Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires.  Bishop Claudio Giménez Medina, then the auxiliary bishop of Asunción, Paraguay, blessed it.  After years of spiritual preparation, the Regional Schoenstatt Fathers had decided to build the Shrine, the source of grace, next to their Regional House. — For the blessing, Fathers were present from many countries:  Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Spain and Paraguay, also present were priests from the local diocese.   We hadRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Teresa and Daniel Martino • The sleeping giant of our Sacred History awakens slowly and, without great fanfare, the light of Hoerde’s fruitfulness has begun to shine. — The significnce of this moment invites us to open our eyes and admire the bright and unexpected paths that have been mapped out in heaven.The warmth of the self-sacrifice of all those who preceded us will surprise us greatly.Together with them, the Blessed Mother “foreshadowed” this with her Queenly signs and manifestations. This requires us to be alert, to allowRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos and Lilita Riccardi • Once again the Schoenstatt Family Missions of La Plata (Mission #21 uninterruptedly) went on mission, this time to General Alvear, in the Province of Buenos Aires. A town that is 228 km from the Federal Capital that seems to frozen in time, typical of the interior of the province, with its church in the main square, next to the mayor’s office and other government offices. A village of about 10,000 inhabitants, where the majority of young people emigrate at age 17/18 to study orRead More
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi, Maria Fischer • On February 18th during the Covenant Mass, the Schoenstatt Family from La Plata welcomed the new pastor for the Cathedral of La Plata: Father Jorge Gonzalez, a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests. The Schoenstatt Shrine is in the immediate neighborhood of the La Plata Cathedral. — On Sunday, March 10th, Archbishop of La Plata Víctor Manuel Fernández, inaugurated the new pastor of the La Plata Cathedral, as well as parish vicars: Marcelo Carvallo and Juan Luis Lucero Moreno, whoRead More
ARGENTINA, Ana E. Anello • A celebration for the whole diocese and especially for the Fr. Joseph Kentenich Vocational Circle! The priestly ordination of Alejandro Sardi and Pablo Boffa was a real celebration.— The Fr. Kentenich Vocational Circle began in Argentina on 5 May 1983, and meet on the first Thursday of May to pray for an awakening of priestly, religious, lay vocations, thereby cooperating with the life of the church. Its members in San Luis want to offer their loyal and faithful observation of duty and a life ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Facundo Gauto (via schoenstatt.org.ar) • On December 26th after a farewell Mass at Carmen Arriola de Marín School, 220 missionaries left from Buenos Aires for Balcarce and its surroundings accompanied by Fr. Manuel López Naón, Fr. Tomás Dell’ Oca, seminarian Juan Molina, and Sr. Rafaela.— A motto in our hearts became action: “I am here because you have called me.” We were seven communities in total, three remained in Balcarce (they stayed in the gardens, but they carried out their activities at San Cayetano, María Auxiliadora and María LujánRead More