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VATICAN, Veronica Giacometti/Walter Sánchez Silva vía ACIprensa • The Santa Marta Pediatric Clinic, which cares for children from different parts of the world daily, organized a celebration in anticipation of the Pope’s 82nd birthday held at the Vatican in the St. Paul VI Hall.— The Holy Father’s birthday was Monday, December 17th, Sunday, he shared an hour with 150 children, who attend the free clinic, along with their parents, families, doctors, and volunteers who help there. Sr. Antonietta Colacchi of the Daughters of Charity leads them. Francis arrived at the St.Read More
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • Anderson, a boy with big dimples, captures us with his tenderness and warmth, and he motivates us to continue to work so that more children will also grow in an adequate surrounding and receive support for their education. Anderson participated in one of Dequení’s programs that seek to improve the quality of the education for the most vulnerable children. — In the last 30 years, Dequení has worked to protect and care for the children who live in the most vulnerable conditions. The activities began on theRead More
PARAGUAY, Martín Pereira • On 12 August, approximately 600 children from all of Paraguay, all of them young missionaries of the Campañita del Rosario (Little Rosary Campaign), gathered with the coordinators at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda. We collected some testimonies that reflect all of the activities and experiences of Mary. — “To Jesus through Mary” and “Let the children come to me” summarize how important the gathering of the Campañita del Rosario was. Not only did the children and their leaders enjoy themselves, but all of us were alsoRead More
PARAGUAY, Carolina Cristaldo • Paraguay celebrates Children’s Day on 16 August, and like previous years, the children’s Rosary Campaign (Campañita) missionaries met at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda. The celebration took place on Sunday, 12 August beginning at 7:00 am, and Tupãrenda experienced a great, truly Schoenstatt celebration with more than 600 children from several communities from all over the country. — It was a time of great joy and emotion. After 3 years of spiritual preparation, those present could savour and enjoy the coming together of all the modalitiesRead More
Letter by Pope Francis to the People of God, 20.08.2018 • On 31 May 2018, Pope Francis wrote a letter to the people of God in Chile, to this Church wounded by sexual abuse and the abuse of power. Like in Ireland, Germany, United States, Argentina….We know that as Schoenstatt, we are part of this Church, that there are Schoenstatters who abused and covered it up, and there are Schoenstatters who suffer with the pain of the victims and the entire people of God. Now, the Holy Father shared, withRead More
PARAGUAY, Julia Troche and Daniel Ávila • This story began on 20 August 2016, which until now, has been the most significant one in my life, rather our lives, because I want to include my whole family. On a winter’s Saturday, at six in the morning, I was taken to the operating room after thirty long days of confinement to give birth to my third child, a boy, after having two girls. We never imagined that our little one would be born with a congenital defect called esophageal atresia, whichRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez de Monturiol • “We have already experienced that 18ths are filled with heavenly graces, but today was very special for us, the teachers from Mary’s Garden. The experience of each one of the children made every moment worthwhile. The children from Mary’s Garden prepared to sing to the Blessed Mother with their favorite songs, such as Mary of the Covenant, Mary, Look at Me, The Virgin of Nazareth and many others, on a day, when our Family of Hope Shrine celebrated seven months since its blessing.Read 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
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • On 9 May, within the framework of “Rebuild Hope,” the Dequení foundation inaugurated a works of improvement of their “Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary” community center located in Ypané. This center suffered serious cracks and separation in the roof and walls, because of deterioration and the continuous storms during last year. This is the third center that was reconditioned through this initiative. Board members and Dequení Foundation personnel attended the ceremony, and they carried out the ribbon cutting; representatives of the Paraguayan Chamber of Real Estate DevelopersRead More
URUGUAY, Matías Cerviño • Providencia Educational Center, a social work of the Uruguayan Schoenstatt Movement, launched its Christmas campaign that is ongoing, and they have invited the entire Schoenstatt Family to commit to give educational opportunities for the 350 children with whom they work, day by day, in one of the most vulnerable areas of the city of Montevideo. With the motto “They have the power to dream, you have the power to help,” they are inviting everyone to be a part of this project, which was founded  more thanRead More