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ARGENTINA, Facundo Gauto (via schoenstatt.org.ar) • On December 26th after a farewell Mass at Carmen Arriola de Marín School, 220 missionaries left from Buenos Aires for Balcarce and its surroundings accompanied by Fr. Manuel López Naón, Fr. Tomás Dell’ Oca, seminarian Juan Molina, and Sr. Rafaela.— A motto in our hearts became action: “I am here because you have called me.” We were seven communities in total, three remained in Balcarce (they stayed in the gardens, but they carried out their activities at San Cayetano, María Auxiliadora and María LujánRead More
Interview with Matthias Gross, Germany, Volunteer at Casa del Niño in Villa Ballester • Matthias Gross volunteered at Casa del Niño in Gran Buenos Aires from August 2016 to August 2017.  The Casa is located near the Schoenstatt Daughter Shrine in the Villa Ballester district and is a Schoenstatt Family project, the Family Federation and the Campaign of the Pilgrim Mother are the primary sponsors. Father Kentenich visited Villa Ballester several times, because many German immigrants found housing there after the Second World War.  This is the place, where theRead More
ARGENTINA, by M. Gabriela Sarquis de Imperatrice • During the final days of 2016 in the middle of Buenos Aires, a wayside shrine was blessed bearing the name, Mother of Mercy, which is one of Pope Francis’ favorite names for Mary. Supposedly, this wayside shrine is the youngest one in the world, and it is already a part of the Original Pilgrim Mother’s Belmonte mosaic. On Friday, 1 April 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the conquest of a wayside shrine began with the prayer of the Holy Rosary so that our MotherRead More
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • It is only three weeks until the start of La Plata’s Family Missions of the Schoenstatt Movement. This time, they will travel 80 km from La Plata to Ranchos, an area of only 8,000 residents in the Buenos Aires’ Province that will welcome these missionary families for the first time, from 22 to 29 January 2017. Fr. Alejandro Zelaya, a Schoenstatt Diocesan Priest and two couples will also go as observers to learn about the Family Missions, to encourage more Fr. Alejandro’s parish families inRead More
ARGENTINA/SYRIA/IRAQ, Ma. Isabel Ubierna,  Mater Dei Hospital, Missionary of the Pilgrim Mother and Nazareth • On 27 June 2016, Mater Dei Hospital invited Sr. Guadalupe Rodrigo, a missionary of the Incarnate Word Religious Family, to give a testimony about persecuted Christians in the Middle East. At that time, four Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mothers were presented that would go to Syria and Iraq. Today, months later, we can report news about them. The Pilgrim Mother is in Bagdad and Erbil Bagdad, the capital of Iraq, is located in the center of theRead More

Posted On 11.09.2016In Campaign

A Campaign awakening life

ARGENTINA, Stella Maris Fernández Lobbe and editorial team • It was with great joy that the annual gathering of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign took place on 27 August in Belén de Escobar, which belongs to the Diocese of Zárate-Campana, in the Buenos Aires’ province. Despite the bad weather, 170 missionaries from Buenos Aires and the Belgrano, Centro, Devoto, Flores, Colegio Mater areas, different parts of the Buenos Aires’ province: San Isidro, Morón, Pilar, Garin, San Justo, Mercedes-Luján, San Pedro, San Miguel, La Matanza, and other places attended with their usualRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Did you know that Jorge Mario Bergoglio tried on three occasions – and failed! – to get his favourite quotation of Isaac of Stella taken into an official Church document, so he had to become Pope in order to be able to mention it finally in Evangelii Gaudium? And did you know that he always has “the duster of our Lady of Luján” in a cotton bag under his soutane? Did you know that he has made an essential contribution towards making the picture of “Mary,Read More
ARGENTINA, by María Fischer • “Today I am 40 years old,” joyfully said a woman who seemed much younger. Her two little children were on her lap. And before everyone could sing “Happy Birthday,” she surprised everyone with her announcement: “We are going to get married…” From the stairs outdoors, where most of the men stayed, a faint, distant voice could be heard echoing her statement: “Yes, it is true, we are going to get married”. There was spontaneous and sincere applause. “You should know he was an alcoholic,” CristinaRead More
ARGENTINA/SYRIA/IRAQ, by Cristina White • Sr. María Guadalupe, from Argentina and missionary of the Incarnate Word has carried out her apostolate in the city of Aleppo, Syria for five years. During the past few months, she has been in Argentina in different areas giving her testimony. It is very difficult to hear the heartbreaking reality of the war, from the protagonist role at the service of the sorrow, and the atrocities that she defines as genocide. To hear her provokes a tremendous inner quivering, and one cannot be indifferent toRead More
ARGENTINA, by Osvaldo Martín • On November 18, 2015, a Holy Mass was held in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires, which was celebrated by Cardinal Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, with the motto: With the motto ¡Familia! “Lo mejor está por venir” [Family! “The best is yet to come”] (taken from Pope Francis’ hopeful message in Guayaquil, at the beginning of his Latin American tour, focusing on family life). The Schoenstatt Movement of Buenos Aires organized it. There was massive participation that filled the naves of the historicRead More