Argentina Tag

ARGENTINA, María Fischer • “I entrust myself to your prayers and closeness to live this new mission with joy…”, Father Jorge González wrote to me on the afternoon of the day of the announcement of his appointment as auxiliary bishop of his native diocese, La Plata, where he has been working as  a pastor and rector of the cathedral for a little more than a year, with the great pastoral project of “sanctifying the cathedra”l. A half hour after the simultaneous announcement in Rome and Argentina, an article about “our”Read More
ARGENTINA, Nancy Gambandé • This happened in 2014. All this time I tried to write this note, but I could never finish, because I break in tears on the third line. This time I hope to reach the end, because it is a beautiful experience that deserves to be told. — My friend Cristina and I went from Tucumán to a retreat in Nuevo Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela. We were staying at the Solaz de Maria. It was 5:00 a.m. on July 25, 2014. I will never forget that day! CristinaRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer with material from AICA and the Holy See Press Office • The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Jorge Esteban González, Rector of the Cathedral and General Pro-Vicar of the Archdiocese of La Plata (Argentina), as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese, assigning him the head office of Alesa.  Father Jorge is a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests and from 2007 to 2018 he was the National Councilor of the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth in Argentina. — Fr. Jorge Esteban González, 53 years old, from La Plata,Read More
ARGENTINA, Mercedes Verón, Director of the Casa del Niño Padre José Kentenich  • La Casa del Niño (Children’s House), a private institution, is in Florencio Varela, Province of Buenos Aires and was created on June 16, 1985, in the year of Father Joseph Kentenich’s centennial, from whom it takes its name. With the support of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement, little by little, with much effort and with the unconditional generosity of many people, this little house was built, which at this time gives 340 children between the ages of 3Read More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • The Madrugadores are a community of men who, together, by the hand of Mary, advance with Jesus Christ, towards God the Father. Can the COVID-19 cut short this ideal that was embodied so many years ago? Not at all! Together, truly together, we will continue on our way and nothing can stand in the way of our ideals.— This is what echoed in our hearts in the face of an incontrovertible reality: quarantine and in the middle of Lent. Difficult times require creative solutions, and forRead More
ARGENTINA, Diana Hernández • It is in moments of crisis that creativity is born, grows and develops. Hundreds of Masses, Rosaries, Stations of the Cross, messages on line… Thanks to the disposition of so many priests we are living these graces. — It is an original way of living communion in this “quarantine”, in Lent. The initiative of the Spanish family, to which we are all invited, to crown the Blessed Mother as Queen of physical and spiritual health, is to place everything in her hands and also to tellRead More
ARGENTINA, Paula and Marcos Firenze • This year, during the Family Missions in Córdoba, the Blessed Mother surprised us with many changes. Many young people joined us. More than half of on mission were younger than 18 years old. — We left Córdoba on Saturday, 18 January and headed for Saturnino María Laspiur, some 194 kilometers East of Córdoba, in Argentina’s central region. We began our third cycle of missions. These are our seventh Family Missions. Renewal with our heroes In previous years, each participating family received the name ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • The Schoenstatt Family from Tucumán was looking forward to November 9th – and with good reason! In the afternoon, the first Schoenstatt Father from Tucumán was ordained as a priest. — It was with great joy that we saw the Fathers arrive from the other dioceses who would accompany this event, some of whom are very close to us, and above all Bishop Francisco Pistilli, Bishop of the Diocese of Encarnación, Paraguay, who would consecrate us. The Schoenstatt Fathers who live and work in Tucumán hadRead More

Posted On 01.09.2019In Hoerde

Hoerde, Covenant Pentecost

HOERDE – AND NOW WHAT?, ARGENTINA, Mario and Marinés Martínez Franco • With the motto: “Hoerde, Covenant Pentecost”, the Argentinean Federations gathered for the first time to celebrate 100 years of the Hoerde Journey’s Jubilee, in Huerta Grande, Córdoba. — Prepared some years ago through many exchanges of different leaders in Argentina, it was a family-like and fraternal encounter around the Blessed Mother and Father Kentenich. Federations’ members from Priests, Families, Mothers, Women, to the nascent Men’s Federation were present. In total, there were about 400 people. Delegates from theRead More
HOERDE – AND NOW WHAT?, Prof. Dr. Alejandro Blanco Araujo, La Plata, Argentina • Dear Schoenstatt Family! Today ́s reflection begins with our experience in the Federation of Priests, which today has reached a goal for which we all have longed for a long time. —   Today, exactly 100 years to the day after the foundation of the first Apostolic Federation of Schoenstatt – and only now – the priests of various regions of the worldwide Federation of Priests have formally and officially decided to found the International Federation ofRead More