Argentina Tag

ARGENTINA, by Mónica Franco • The Week for Church Unity was celebrated for the first time in 1908. And the first celebration of the Week of Prayer in Australia, using texts prepared by a local ecumenical group, took place in 1975. This new way of writing the texts has been maintained until now. The Week with prayers for each day is celebrated in different Christian churches. On Wednesday, May 27, the Santuario del Centro [Central Shrine] was once again the headquarters for this celebration as it has been since 2010;Read More
ARGENTINA, City Bell, by Cristina Levaggi • Schoenstatters of the Mother Thrice Admirable’s Wayside Shrine in City Bell, Argentina, share an enormous joy that they experienced on May 17, 1915. For forty years they have dreamed and created a Covenant culture in all their pastoral and social activities in the Barrio El Ombú [El Ombú Neighborhood]. Now it concerned a project that would combine art and love in honor of the Blessed Mother of Schoenstatt: the Blessed Mother’s mural. On May 17, they inaugurated the mural as a gift forRead More
ARGENTINA, La Plata, Ricardo Moro • During this year, the Family from the La Plata Archdiocese will have a double celebration: on one hand we will celebrate the first fifty years since the blessing of our Freedom Shrine, and on the other hand, the first fifty years of the Father and Founder’s freedom from his exile in Milwaukee.  A celebration that could be triple, because fifty years ago, it was the Archbishop of La Plata, who in addition to building and blessing the Shrine, ordained the first Schoenstatt Fathers.  Therefore weRead More
ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Mercedes Bonorino • “His death left a seed that those of us who were at his side have to make germinate,” Ricardo Lanusse expressed. On Saturday, May 9 – on the 78th anniversary of his birth – one hundred people attended the “Encounter with Father Esteban Uriburu” close to the Sion Shrine in Florencio Varela. It was more than a tribute. The proposal consisted in deepening in his ideal of life to enkindle oneself in his fire. To gather where he rests touches one, because it was thereRead More
Today Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi answer: they are from La Plata, Argentina, Family, Federation, great instruments in the spread of the Family Missions and their accompaniment in prayer • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, the world, and in our mission? Our dream is of a missionary, parish based Schoenstatt, committed with the world, society and the Church. In which everyone united can forge FatherRead More
ARGENTINA – Claudia Echenique and Cecilia Mata • Rejoice, Mary! This is how the article that was published at on September 8, 2004, began, and this is when the phrase “translated to Italian by María Tedeschi” first appeared. Since then and thanks to the numerous articles María has translated from the city of La Plata, the Italian section of the website has been a great contribution to the growth of the Schoenstatt Family in Italy. On Monday, 11 May, María turned 90 years old, and she continues to translate.Read More
ARGENTINA, Mercedes Bonorino • On 9 May, Father Esteban Uriburu would have been 78 years old. An initiative to remember his birthday emerged among a group of his collaborators and friends – some of these “madmen/women” who Father Esteban said God had given him for his “crazy ideas”– to have an “Encounter with Father Esteban” close to the Sion Shrine in Florencio Varela, where his tomb is located. The members of this couples’ group, which was begun by Father Uriburu in 1976, are convinced that “Many of us feel thatRead More
mda. “With pain, with great pain…” remarked Pope Francis during the Angelus on Sunday 15 March, “I learned about today’s terrorist attacks against two churches in Lahore in Pakistan that resulted in many deaths and injuries. These are Christian churches. Christians are being persecuted. Our brothers are spilling their blood just because they are Christians. Meanwhile, be assured of my prayers for the victims and their families. I ask the Lord, the source of all good, for the gift of peace and harmony for that country, and that this persecutionRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique. Every year, on the last Sunday in February, the Schoenstatt Family of Región Gran, Buenos Aires, has an appointment; it is on the calendar for coming together and beginning the activities:  the Feast of Zion.  The Fathers of the Region (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Nigeria and Italy) conclude their annual meeting and have an Open House for the entire Family.  On this year’s occasion, there was also a farewell:  Bishop Francisco Piltilli celebrated his final Feast of Zion before assuming the position of Bishop of Encarnación, Paraguay.Read More