Central America Tag

Honduras, Fr. José Luis Correa, Maria Fischer • It has been a dream of many people and for many years: Schoenstatt in Honduras. The graces of the Shrine have touched Central America for a long time, with the commissioning of Pilgrim MTA’s by Father Esteban Uriburu, through immigrant Schoenstatters who brought their Covenant of Love and their home shrines, through the participation of people from several countries in activities in Costa Rica, through visits by Schoenstatters, and finally, with the purpose of reaching out made by the Schoenstatt Movement inRead More
WYD PANAMA, Pope Francis’ messages 24.01.2019, María Fischer• “I just heard the Pope’s words to the bishops in Central America. These are words for us to reread, pray, and discover the message in order to bring it to life. Not only for the religious but also for lay people who play any pastoral role,” commented Ana María Ghiggi from the Schoenstatt.org team after the live transmission of Pope Francis’ meeting on 24 January. We share the messages here so that we can read, pray, and discover and bring Pope Francis’Read More
COSTA RICA, Ileana and Chalo Vega with Maria Fischer • Thursday, 9 February. The future San Jose, Costa Rica Schoenstatt Shrine’s bell was heard for the first time. At about a month from the blessing of “Family of Hope” Shrine, on 18 March, the Shrine cannot just be seen, it can also be heard. Anticipation grows with the race to finish everything for the blessing. “Within these four walls still under construction, one can imagine how we are going to “talk” with the Blessed Mother …” said Chalo Vega, ofRead More
COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega and Maria Fischer • On the eve of the first Covenant Day of the year 2017, we looked toward Costa Rica, where in two months’ time, on 18 March, Central America’s greatly anticipated first Shrine will be blessed. Many share the dream of a woman from Germany: “May we spiritually unite to the blessing of Costa Rica’s Shrine during all the Covenant Masses, and perhaps, even with some prayer that they are praying in Costa Rica.  Family from Costa Rica will you give us this gift?”Read More
COSTA RICA,  María Fischer • Twenty years or more of waiting? The first article from Costa Rica, published on schoenstatt.org in 1999, already spoke of this young, apostolic, growing family’s desire to have their Shrine. Those who visit the Belmonte Shrine in Rome are witnesses of this desire daily. Twelve years ago, a delegation from Costa Rica took their jar to Belmonte; it was a small glass jar entwined with a grapevine, a ribbon in Costa Rica’s colors, and a small wooden shrine with the inscription: “For our future CostaRead More
María Fischer • It was short, only four days, and at the same time, the program for a large group of couples from Costa Rica was intense. They visited the Original Shrine and Fr. Kentenich’s tomb before their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The majority of them belong to the first two Schoenstatt Family Federation courses; everyone was optimistic for their first or second visit to Schoenstatt and the Holy Land. Perhaps it was a pleasure to travel for the last time “to a foreign country” to visit a Shrine.Read More
COSTA RICA, Rosa and Eduardo Aymerich Lobo/mda • This year the traditional annual Family gathering was marked by a change of advisers. After almost ten years of untiring dedication to the Movement, Father Guillermo Múzquiz gave way to Father José Luis Correa as national adviser. On March 15th, the Schoenstatt Family from Costa Rica celebrated their traditional annual gathering at a beautiful estate outside of San José. It was a day to celebrate the joy of belonging to this large Family. It was a festive gathering where members from allRead More