Chile Tag

P. Tiago
Portugal, editorial team • On the night of 6 January, still during the Christmas season, Fr. Tiago Frescata, a young Schoenstatt Father in Portugal who was ordained in 2004, passed away. He had recently worked in Chile. A few months ago, he learned that he was terminally ill (due to a brain tumor diagnosed in 2019) and returned to his native Portugal “to die.” — After his priestly ordination, he spent two years serving in Santiago de Chile and returned to Portugal in 2006. He became the director for theRead More
feminista
María de los Ángeles Miranda Bustamante, Chile, journalist • Cecilia Sturla, a Schoenstatt specialist in feminism and the Church: “I am not a feminist despite being Catholic. I am a feminist because I am Catholic”. This Argentinean academic, member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Families, offers conferences and writes articles on women’s rights in society and, particularly, in the Church, where women, today more than ever, should have “voice and vote”. Today we share part of the interview that she gave to the program “Arreglando al Mundo” (Fixing the World),Read More
Patricio Young, Chile • The educational issue is very important in our Schoenstatt family for the mission. That is why it deserves permanent reflection from different points of view. — From education is where significant signs should be marked, such signs should generate paths of inclusion, that seek to overcome the discrimination and social gap that we have within us and that conforms us as a caste, exactly what Fr. Kentenich never wanted. “We have to begin by overcoming this caste pride or caste treatment in our midst; I intentionallyRead More
CHILE, Natalia Jáuregui / Maria Fischer • “There is another social-educational project: the Father Hernan Alessandri Foundation, which has a large school in the commune of Puente Alto, in Santiago de Chile,” commented Father Francisco Pereira, spiritual director of Maria Ayuda, Chile, a few months ago in an exchange with schoenstatt.org about concrete projects of the development of a new social order, from the Covenant of Love. This is the Colegio José Kentenich in Puente Alto, where 834 boys and girls from the neighborhood are taught. It is a differentRead More
Interview with Ignacio Suazo Zepeda on “Our Table: Dialogues for Chile” (NM) • In the context of the Chilean social crisis, resulting from the social explosion of October 18, and close to initiating a process of approval or rejection of a new constitution for the country, the Catholic University of Chile and the Catholic Voices Foundation have called 60 personalities to talk about the great challenges of these times. This dialogue will take place during three months around nine thematic tables: “the city, poverty and segregation”, “economic and working life”,Read More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva and Miguel Angel Rubio • In spite of everything that has happened since July 1st, the first Workshop on the Social Thought of Father Kentenich in Spain has ended. A door was opened in the month of February. We read an article by Rafael Mascayano on schoenstatt.org and I wrote a comment. — As a result of this comment, Rafael offered us material to set up a workshop in Spain. We are left with the idea: “but we cannot teach a workshop that is not ours, withoutRead More
CHILE, with material from Maria Ayuda • In Maria Ayuda, one of the oldest and largest social projects in Schoenstatt, we work for the children and adolescents whose dignity and rights have been violated, to give them a good present and to assure them a better future.  For children and adolescents with name and surname, with history and future. They work for Scarlett. —     Scarlett is 20 years old and has a son of one. She was at Maria Ayuda from 2011 to 2018, and one of theRead More
CHILE,Fr. Francisco Pereira, Jorge Gómez Alemparte / María Fischer • The Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) joins the efforts and actions against all forms of violence against children. This is message was expressed on June 4th, the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. “Our children need tenderness and protection at all times, for they are the hope of society, the Church and humanity”.  What does Schoenstatt do to protect children? The answer is not only education for children or schools and all kinds of strengthening of families, butRead More
Madrid, May 21st, 2020, the day of the Lord’s Ascension, Barbara Anne De Franceschi • We’ve lost a holy priest. Slowly, quietly, offering in silence an illness that has taken away his physical strength and vigor, but has kept him alert until his last agony. Surrounded by his brothers in community, cared for by the Palliative Care Unit, and sustained by the prayers of two countries that he loved deeply and that loved him just as much. — In Chile, his country of origin, his large family: his community ofRead More
By Ignacio Serrano del Pozo • I begin this column by recognizing that it has not been easy for me to join the crowning current that has seemed to mobilize the Schoenstatt Family in Chile for some years.  There are many reasons, but I could summarize them in three.— First of all, It seemed to me that the concern to return the crown stolen from the Shrine of Bellavista on January 18th, in the midst of Pope Francis’ visit to the country, was – to say it in plain languageRead More