communion Tag

PARAGUAY, Sebastián Denis • Since Holy Tuesday, more than a thousand missionaries from allover Paraguay, and others who came from friendly countries, met in a madness of love that is called the Catholic University Missions (CUM). Among them there were members of our Schoenstatt Family, who were touched by Pope Francis’ missionary sending forth for the next 100 years, they brought the Schoenstatt phrase of reaching out alive. Moreover they did it motivated by the grace of apostolic zeal that the Blessed Mother gives from all her Schoenstatt Shrines, andRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • On the 21 March 2017, Mother of Tupãrenda House was festively decorated for the celebration of the Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation of seven participants from the CMT Project that through their own volition enthusiastically prepared for months with Cristina Santa Cruz, who generously accompanied them. CMT is a center for work training and human development of youths released from the juvenile detention center; it is located in the shadow of Tupãrenda’s Schoenstatt Shrine, and it is a permanent fruit of the Year of Mercy. SevenRead More
ROMA BELMONTE, by Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca • The Church Fathers described Lent as an ascent of a hill towards Easter. This is a forty-day journey where renew our strength so that we don’t give up or choose the wrong path. On Sunday 19 March, about 30 Schoenstatters came together at the International Schoenstatt Centre Belmonte to walk with Mary, so that we can learn with her how to remain firm at the foot of the Cross. We were welcomed by Sr. Giulia.  In her opening talk, Sr. GuiliaRead More
PARAGUAY, PRISON MINISTRY “Visitación de Maria”, by Sergio Galeano y Roberto González • Each Saturday, there is a celebration at Centro Educativo Itauguá (CEI)detention center for teens that we do not want to miss. Moreover each celebration is different, a good time is guaranteed, and one meets new people. “Good afternoon boys, how are you?” is the traditional greeting at the beginning of the gathering. “Blessed!” they always strongly respond. “Do you know what we are going to do today?” we ask. “Yes, catechesis!” one of them responds. And theyRead More
By Manuel de la Barreda Mingot, Madrid, Spain • Often when we pray, we are overcome with worry, sometimes motivated by curiosity, and at other times from laziness itself in thinking that it is the same whether I pray in my room, in my Home Shrine, in front of the Tabernacle, at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or even after receiving Holy Communion. The concern is that if God is everywhere what does it matter where and how I pray? The question is certainly logical, and it is often respondedRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • In the sweltering Roman summer, under the hot midday sun on 26 July 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel of the multiplication of the loaves in front of thousands of pilgrims who, despite the intense heat, gathered in St. Peters Square to hear him and receive his blessing. “To receive Communion means to draw from Christ the grace which enables us to share with others all we are and all we have,” he said. These echo his words during his visit to Bañado Norte inRead More