Bolivia Tag

Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Roberto Henestrosa • “On the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the Church gives us hope where Jesus encourages us to follow him, where the dream of faith prepares our hearts to establish our eternal dwelling place next to the Father.” — This was a touching prologue by Bishop Braulio Sáes on the autumn morning of Sunday, May 16, with calm and warm weather. However, this homeland burns with anxiety to be blessed as our shrine. It is physically ready, but the Blessed Mother prepares those hearts forRead More
P. MIlton Sulzbacher
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • Father Milton Sulzbacher lost his battle against covid-19 on February 1st. He was one of several priests who literally gave his life in this pandemic because he never stopped attending to the needs of our people. Father Milton was very dear to the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz. — Father Milton was a priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Family; he was born in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1975 and arrived in Santa Cruz in 2017 a few weeks after being ordained as a priest.Read More
Padre
SAINT JOSEPH MEN |Roberto Henestrosa, Bolivia • The Joseph Challenge 2021 by Schoenstatt.org, only for men: Men from different vocational options in the Covenant of Love, from different countries and generations, allow themselves to be challenged by the letter of Pope Francis Patris Corde about Joseph, “this extraordinary figure, so close to our human condition” and they share what most impacts and motivates them from the figure of Saint Joseph and the letter of the Holy Father about him. Roberto Henestrosa, from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, chose pointRead More
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • On October 23, the headlines in Bolivia predicted complicated days for the country. The city of Santa Cruz was completely blocked in protest by civilians, but the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz proved once again that God’s plans are precise: Our human powers can plan many things, but he is the one who knows the perfect moment. — The Committee for Liturgy and Contributions to the Capital of Grace had planned the reception of the picture of the Blessed Mother that came from Bellavista, Chile. TheyRead More
BOLIVIA, Carolina Henestrosa Justiniano • We are nine months away from making the conquest of our longed-for shrine a reality, and as such, we all have had different tasks and committees. In making contributions to the Capital of Grace, we have wanted to keep each person’s enthusiasm alive, so together we can reach the goal proposed for our Shrine: 500,000 consecrations and 3,500 visits to our Wayside Shrine. — Since setting this goal, the question was: How would we be able to motivate people without it ending up becoming aRead More
AMAZONIA, Maria Fischer • “In Bolivia we are suffering an unprecedented environmental tragedy. We need your prayers,” wrote Alexandra Kempf and Roberto Henestrosa, from Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Part of the Amazon rainforest, two-thirds of which is in Brazil, is currently being consumed by flames, but far more quickly than in the last six years. What initially began on Brazilian soil, has already reached the border regions with Peru and Bolivia. In the Santa Cruz area, where a new Schoenstatt Shrine will be blessed a few months from now,Read More
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Roberto Henestrosa and Alexandra Kempff • We celebrated a Holy Mass on May 2nd to begin the countdown that will end in exactly one year with the blessing of the Santa Cruz Shrine. It will be on the same site as our wayside shrine, in Buen Retiro, a quiet, green place that invites you to linger. — Before the Eucharistic celebration, the coordinators of the Family, Róger and María Isabel Baldivieso, gave a few words of reflection on how important it is to be united in this great taskRead More
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff and Roberto Henestrosa • The history of the Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia Schoenstatt Family is a story that reflects how the Blessed Mother is capable of changing the greatest pain anyone can feel, into a transforming current nourished by giving of self and fidelity. — A light born out of sorrow More than twenty years ago, Claudio Bagnoli died in an accident.  He was Ruth and Enzo’s college-age son, and as a result of this tragedy, they founded the Schoenstatt Family in Santa Cruz.Read More