Boys’ Youth Tag

ITALY, Kike Fanego • Today we want to share our experience from 17 June 2019 —a young Italian’s covenant of love — who knew the Schoenstatt Movement five years ago thanks to the Mission Rome project. — The first photo is about five years old, when the first Mission Rome group (Nico, Braulio and Jorge) met an Italian, a certain Giovanni Volpe, at University Roma Tre thanks to his question about tereré (a drink like a Mate or herbal tea) “Is that smoke? Is it drug?” She takes care inRead More
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer, José Alejandro Martínez What did the Secretary General of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life do on his birthday?  Fr. Alexandre Awi de Mello turned 48 last January 17, 2019.  He began the day flying from Panama to Costa Rica since he had the desire to be able to celebrate the 18th with “his” Boys Youth from Brazil (the same group to which he had been advisor for many years), and with the rest of the world-wide Schoenstatt youths who were gathered at that timeRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • The “Franz Liszt Schule, a German-Costa Rican School, at the St. Ann Center, San José, Costa Rica, in the neighborhood adjacent to the “Family of Hope” Shrine, also has an integrated music school beginning with pre-school. —   A couple of days ago, the choir from this school went to the shrine to present a Christmas Concert on the grounds, which in January will be filled with young people from all over the world, for the International Schoenstatt Youth conferences before World YouthRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • A year of Italian Boys’ Youth concluded the year on 2 July 2018 with a South American-style barbecue. — It was a real celebration, with special guests: the teen-agers of “Santi Patroni” parish’s, post-confirmation group, where the Schoenstatt Fathers work. It was a year we could define, using a beloved term by the newest generations: 2.0, with a new leader, new logo, new incorporations among the group’s members, new challenges. It was the year of re-launching for a project that began in Schoenstatt on 28 MarchRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Josemaría Sanguinetti • Life is about experiences. Each moment marks you, for better or worse. What we’re living here is a great experience that will remain with us the rest of our lives. We’ve only been in the Boys’ Youth School for Leaders, and yet we already have stories we could spend hours telling. Our arrival from the airport to Schoenstatt is one such story. We didn’t know one another yet, almost all of us were traveling alone, but little by little, we began getting to know oneRead More
International School for Leaders
ORIGINAL SHRINE/LATIN AMERICA, P.Fr. Andrés Espinoza • Preparations for a new edition of the Boy’s Youth International School for  Leaders from Latin America are underway; it will take place in the shadow of the Original Shrine, a few months before the Youth Synod. — The Blessed Mother’s new members that are enkindled for the Father and Founder’s mission The Jubilee celebration of the 100 years of the Covenant of Love in 2014 left many gifts and blessings to the whole International Family. We, the Boys’ Youth, have felt a specialRead More
CRUZADA DE MARIA, Juan Pablo Leucke • Last Monday, they reached the goal. On 20 January, 120 young men from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Spain, Germany, and Portugal deepened in the Cruzada de María, on the seventh edition of a journey consisting of walking 400 kilometers and crossing the Andes Mountain Range, from the Mendoza shrine to the Bellavista Shrine (Santiago, Chile) on an adventure that lasted seventeen days. We asked one of them to share his personal testimony. – When one must tell something like this experience, theRead More
LATIN AMERICA, José Argüello and editorial team• They are on the way! Amidst the great news about the Pope’s visit to Chile and Peru, and the theft of the MTA crown in Bellavista, in this year of the Youth and the first Synod about the Youth, another large event almost got lost: Mary’s Crusade, a Boys’ Youth from South America project. They congregated at the Mendoza Shrine in Argentina on the afternoon of Friday, 19 January. They celebrated the Mass of sending forth, then they departed on 20 January toRead More
PARAGUAY, Andrés Romero • On 25 December, the day we recall Jesus’ birth, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Asunción joyfully re-inaugurated their training house after many months of planning and prayer. But why re-inaugurate? For those who do not know, on 7 September 2016, there was a sad event: a short circuit in one of the rooms caused a fire that, although it was quickly controlled, affected the entire structure of the house, because of the black smoke and the heat of the fire. Despite this misfortune, the Blessed MotherRead More
BRAZIL, Paulo Zambolin via www.jumasbrasil.com.br • Representatives of the Boys’ Youth (Jumas) from all over Brazil attended their IX National Forum, which was held in the Puer et Pater Schoenstatt Shrine, in Itaara, Rio Grande do Sul, which brought together eighty young people along with their advisers, Frs. Alfonso Wosny, Clodoaldo Kamimura, Ailton Brito, Julio Rodrigues, Br. Mandred Worlitschek, and seminarians Gabriel Oberle and Filipe Araujo. The objective of the forum was to reflect and decide about the youths’ direction and aspirations for the coming year. These young people tookRead More