Costa Rica Tag

SCHOENSTATT, Marisol Lara de la Cruz • Our participation in the Leading for Love Seminar in Schoenstatt was a profound learning experience, spiritual growth and community attachment. The Seminar was held in Spanish for the third time from 14-21 August, and was attended by twelve couples from six countries: Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States. Three communities, or better said the three vocations of the Schoenstatt Family Work were represented in this group (League, Federation, Institute).—   All the couples arrived in Schoenstatt with different motivesRead More
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Maria Fischer • “Happy and fascinated!” That was the answer of Fr Jose Correa, Advisor for Costa Rica and Central America, to the question, “How do the families from Costa Rica feel in Schoenstatt?” Eight couples, two youth and a Schoenstatt Father are taking part in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin and joined up with other couples from Costa Rica who had already arrived iearlier n Dublin. Before that they wee spending a few days in Schoenstatt. Now they aren’t only participants. They areRead More
COSTA RICA, Lourdes Rosabal • Lately Costa Rican couples are eagerly preparing for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) with Pope Francis, 22 -26 August, 2018. They are not only going to participate, but they have also been assigned the task as a country to prepare the Schoenstatt Families’ Meeting that will attend WMOF in Dublin, in a parish near the site where the Festival of Families will be held. — This meeting will be held on Saturday, 25 August, during the afternoon (2:00 -4:30 pm) at St. Joseph ChurchRead More
COSTA RICA, Gaby Yglesias de Tous • This year I listened to my teenaged daughter whose desire it was to take the Pilgrim Mother on mission. She had had the opportunity to attend Holy Week in Guanacaste, and she loved it. To me…it seemed like knocking on strangers’ doors and invading their lives was an uncomfortable activity. But that was nothing further from the reality! — First I prepared myself with a very interesting talk about Joao Pozzobon’s great legacy; he began the Campaign in 1950 when he felt the BlessedRead More

Posted On 27.07.2018In Kentenich

The statue of hope

ENCOUNTER WITH  FR. KENTENICH, editorial team • It’s his life mission: making Fr. Joseph Kentenich visible, creating encounters with him, just like his encounters with Schoenstatt’s founder during his student days with the Schoenstatt Fathers in Münster, Germany. Recently a couple from Costa Rica visited Chilean artist Juan Fernández in Engelsdorf castle, which has been Juan and María Jesús Fernández’ home and atelier/studio since 1989. — Artist Juan Fernández, who has created several statues of Fr. Kentenich, including the ones for Mount Sion and Mount Schoenstatt in Schoenstatt, in Bellavista,Read More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Schoenstatt in Costa Rica is becoming more and more a new burst of life reaching out in service to the local Church and to all of Central America. — Another sign of this reality came from the Cathedral of Carmen de Cartago during a recent visit by the rector, Fr. Hernán Chaves Redondo, and his two associate pastors (Frs. Vinicio Sánchez Aragón and Fabricio Sánchez Bonilla) to the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. Two acolytes from the Cathedral, whereRead More
NICARAGUA/COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega with Maria Fischer • The situation in Nicaragua escalates, day by day. Fr. José Luis Correa has written to Schoenstatters, before the first Nicaraguans seal the Covenant of Love, to give them encouragement and courage in this situation.— For several years, the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign has been present in Nicaragua. In April 2016, Fr. José Luis Correa and two couples from Costa Rica, Ronald and Giovanna Sauter and Gonzalo and Ileana Vega, were in Nicaragua for the first time. From this visit, and the continuous supportRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa, Eugenia Cruz de Garnier • On 20 April, eighteen Sisters of Charity that work in different Central American countries met at the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. It was wonderful! They not only asked for an explanation of the genesis and theology behind the Unity of Cross but also the MTA picture, information about Fr. Kentenich, and about the shrine, and they all received a picture of the “Sleeping St. Joseph” as a gift. — Pilgrims to the shrine TheRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Costa Rica was a likely place, where for the first time at a Schoenstatters’ retreat, the new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), was the topic. — On Sunday, 8 April, fifteen men from the Men’s Branch had their afternoon retreat close to the Family of Hope Shrine. Fr. José Luis accompanied and inspired them with a personal meditation. Monday, 9 April through Tuesday the 10th, it was the Mothers’ Branch’s turn. Seventy-five women arrived at the St. Benedict retreatRead More
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019, PANAMÁ/COSTA RICA, Mauricio Álvarez • It seems like the Costa Rican Schoenstatt Shrine, the newest one in the whole world, was blessed just in time for the World Youth Day 2019 (WYD 2019), which will be held in January 2019 in the neighboring country of Panama. Like all Schoenstatt development, the Schoenstatt Family from Costa Rica is also giving Panama a helping hand for WYD to welcome Schoenstatt Youth from all over the world that want to participate together in this great celebration of encounter withRead More