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Proyecto “Pabellones literarios” para la libertad
ARGENTINA, Maria Silvia Jorge • In the year 2021, from the Prison Pastoral of the Archdiocese of La Plata, we were invited to participate in the project “Literary Pavilions” of the Penitentiary Service of the Province of Buenos Aires, in which we would work through a Zoom connection, with wards of the different prisons of this province. — A group of volunteers from the City Bell Wayside Shrine began to work, via Zoom, with the boys of Ward 7 of the prison unit No. 32 of Florencio Varela, a townRead More
Caminos de santidad matrimonial
ARGENTINA, Editors • The Institute of Marriage and Family of the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) presented the book “Caminos de Santidad Matrimonial” (Paths of Marital Sanctity) by Leonardo Cozzi and Paola Risuleo, members of the Institute of Schoenstatt Families. Schoenstatt.org had already reported on the book immediately after its publication. — Fewer vocations? The coincidence in time is remarkable. On the same day, the Holy See published the Pontifical Yearbook 2024 and the Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2022, in which the number of bishops, priests, religious and deaconsRead More
Villa Devoto
ARGENTINA, Fr. Martín Clavijo • For several years, the parish of San Rafael in Villa Devoto, in whose parish church a picture of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was placed on May 31, has celebrated Masses for the novena of their patron saint in a corner of the neighborhood. Nothing spectacular: a crossroads, a small house with an open door, a neighbor who lends a small table and a tablecloth, another who brings a few benches…But isn’t it often the small, the most insignificant that is the origin ofRead More
MTA Devoto
ARGENTINA, Martín J. Clavijo • On May 31st, the Visitation of the Blessed Mother, we enthroned the MTA in our parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, in the neighborhood of Villa Devoto. The conquest of the image, an octagonal picture like the one in the daughter shrines, began as a result of a visit of the Blessed Mother. — The picture of the Blessed Mother belonging to the Federation of Diocesan Priests was with us at the end of October of last year. It was exhibited on the altar ofRead More
Charlie Paternina Francisco me irrita
By Charlie Paternina, Spain / USA• Yes, Francis irritates me. I do have, however, a minor problem. We have been friends for 20 years. I walked into his office on the second floor of 415 Avenida Rivadavia in Buenos Aires for the first time on June 7th, 2001. I expected it to be a short meeting. “Monsignor – I said very politely – thank you for seeing me. I don’t want to take too much of your time. This is the situation: a generous client of mine has offered toRead More
Maria en salida - Confidentia
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • Some stop for a moment, look at her and continue on their way. Others touch her with devotion. Some make the sign of the cross. The vast majority pass by without looking or noticing her. “But she looks at them,” says Palmira Marino, who along with other ladies stands at the door, ready to exchange a couple of words with the people who stop, inviting them to leave their intentions in the basket. It is November 18, and like every covenant day, Mary leaves her shrineRead More
Casa del Niño
ARGENTINA, Gabriela Sarquis / María Fischer • La Casa del Niño Father Joseph Kentenich is a day care home that welcomes more than 300 children in Barrio San Nicolas, Florencio Varela, one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. We try to make our children feel accompanied by providing them with love, containment and, above all, opportunities and hope. It is a work of mercy, through the Covenant of Love. — On March 19 of 1985, the first stone of what would become La Casa delRead More
Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin in Buenos Aires
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis has invited a worldwide prayer initiative during the month of May to ask for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization, responsible at the Vatican, has chosen a Marian shrine for each day of the month. The prayer will therefore be taken to shrines on the five continents. — There was and still is a specific prayer intention for each day, each of the 30 shrines prayed the rosary in a non-specific way and always inRead More
Misa en la Plaza - Confidentia (2)
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • With the new measures to deal with the increase in cases of COVID, the celebration of Masses in churches and shrines can only be held outdoors. In the Confidentia Shrine, there is no outdoors space. What can we do? Suspend all the Masses in person again? No way! Let’s go celebrate at the wayside shrine in the plaza! — Some shrines and churches have large atriums (such as the shrines of Belgrano, San Isidro or Villa Ballester) or have the courtyards of nearby schools to have,Read More
ARGENTINA, Isa Ubierna with Maria Fischer • “It’s inhumane for a person to die alone,” they say. The Mater Dei Sanatorium, of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, in Buenos Aires, worked from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to avoid this additional and unnecessary suffering. This week, the large portals and newspapers in Argentina – La Nación, Infobae, El Litoral, Radio Rivadavia – published long articles about the “Protocol of accompaniment at the end of life”, established by the Mater Dei Sanatorium within the framework of the Program of ContainmentRead More