Brasil Tag

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
BRAZIL, Leonardo Rodrigues • On Sunday 16 June 2019, the Schoenstatt Boys Youth (JUMAS) in Guarapuava celebrated their twentieth anniversary, a reunion that touched the hearts of all who attended the celebrations. An encounter of the founding and new generations. It was an indescribable moment for the younger members to see the tears of nostalgia and the smiles on the faces of those who once had the experience of being JUMAS.— A short history Some say 20 years is such a short time, others say it’s an eternity. For us,Read More
BRAZIL, Sueli Vilarinho • The Shrine of our Mother and Queen of Schoenstatt in São Paulo/SP, situated in Jaraguá, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding and mission. The shrine was blessed on 31 May 1969 and since then, has welcomed many pilgrims, families, youth, consecrated men and women, and laity from so many different backgrounds, drawing them into a personal encounter with God through our Mother Thrice Admirable.— In order to celebrate these five decades of grace, the regional community of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, togetherRead More
BRAZIL, Renate Dekker and Mechthild Jahn • Hoping, dreaming, waiting, trembling and more waiting: The time before you can start building a new shrine is long and challenging. Everyone who has recently dedicated a shrine knows this – the Schoenstatt Families in Costa Rica and Caieiras, Brazil – as well as those who are waiting, for example in San Luis, Corrientes and Resistencia in Argentina, Encarnación in Paraguay, or right now in the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil. We have had a plot for the first shrine in thisRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • “We are always here to welcome the young people…” Cata Cabezas related. And they are— they were there greeting them, welcoming them, feeding them, giving them something to drink, preparing the shrine for their Mass, and providing them lodging in their homes (“Eight Brazilians in my sister, Daniela’s home, isn’t that great?”) They took them to sightsee and enjoy the local places of interest …and were there simply to be present to converse, share stories, inspire each other mutually with the real lifeRead More
Youth Synod, interview with Lucas Galhardo • One month after the Youth Synod, we asked Lucas Galhardo from the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth in Brazil, who particpated at the Synod and the preparatory meetings for it, about what these meetings meant for him and which were the most important moments for him, and what needs to happen now so that the Synod does not live only on paper. —   In your video message to the Schoenstatt Family at the end of the Synod, you spoke about how your participation atRead More
BRAZIL, via www.jumasbrasil.com.br On Sunday, 16 September, Porto Alegre JUMAS (Boys’ Youth) gathered the members of their life groups currently composed of three groups for a challenging Capital of Grace: running a race starting at the city’s center up to Maria Cor Ecclesiae Shrine. —   The race began at Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Church located in the historic heart of the city, and it ended at the shrine, traveling on the Río Guaiba coast. The weather was ideal for the race: sunshine with a light breeze that wasRead More
BRAZIL, Fackellauf Brazil team • There are words that cannot be translated because they carry a message, a unique experience…one of these words is “Fackellauf” – a German word that will forever be synonymous with commitment, enthusiasm, youthful conquest at the start of the second century of the Covenant. The Fackellauf, the painful marathon from Pompeii in Italy to the Original Shrine, is awakening life in many communities of the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth, and most recently in Brazil. A Fackellauf team was set up to encourage the youth to commitRead More
PRE-SYNOD YOUTH MEETING, Lucas Galhardo • After thanking the prayerful support of so many Schoenstatters, including members of the schoenstatt.org team and missionaries of the Pilgrim Mother Campaign in Santa Rita, an interior town of Paraguay, Lucas Galhardo, the Schoenstatt Movement’s representative at the Pre-Synod, shares some of his impressions of the first day. — The Pre-Synodal meeting began today with the presence of the Holy Father, who in the morning session shared some wise and encouraging words for us to make the most of this opportunity to meet andRead More
VATICAN/BRAZIL, Lucas Galhardo in an interview with Schoenstatt.org • On 19 March, the feast day of St. Joseph, Pope Francis will celebrate the fifth anniversary of his papacy. He will commemorate this day by listening to the young people at the Pre-Synod taking place from 19 to 24 March at the International Pontifical College Maria Mater Ecclesiae. Three Schoenstatters will be among the participants: Fr. Alexandre de Mello Awi, the secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Life and Family; Magdalena Hartmann from the Girls’ Youth in Germany as theRead More