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POPE FRANCIS – PRAYER FOR PEACE, Editors • At St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, more than 3,000 people watched the ceremony, while another 2,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 25, the Feast of the Incarnation of the Lord, to support Pope Francis’ initiative. Another gesture by the Pope to end the war. Another strong appeal from Francis to end the conflict “that makes everyone suffer.” All over the world, the faithful gathered in different ways for a global prayer. Also in the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, as inRead More
ermita urbana
GUATEMALA, Cori Verdugo / María Fischer • “When we picked up Fr. José Luis and were driving through the city, he suddenly saw one of our urban wayside shrines on the side of the road and told us: Look, look! and asked us to slow down to take a good look and take pictures … and we wanted it to be a surprise for him, but …” Urban wayside shrine? “Yes,” explains Cori Verdugo enthusiastically. “That’s what we wanted to call these wayside shrines in the city, which are notRead More
Madrugadores Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Hugo García • On the weekend of March 17 to 19, the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the blessing of the Familia de Esperanza Schoenstatt Shrine in Costa Rica took place. As part of the celebration, the Madrugadores of the Shrine were once again present and united with the entire family. With great joy and happiness in our hearts we got up early to show our Blessed Mother with actions that we are humble instruments in her hands and that we want her to educate us, shelterRead More
P. Juan Pablo Catoggio en Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa Lira, Lourdes Rosabal • “I think he went back to Germany, very happy for all the life he experienced here”, commented Fr. José Luis Correa about the recent visit of Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior General of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, to Costa Rica, where he was with a full schedule between January 8 and 12, 2022. — Father Juan Pablo presided at several Eucharists in the Shrine: the same day of his arrival in San Jose, dazzling by the quality ofRead More
Turrialba
COSTA RICA, Kattia Rivera, via www.schoenstattcostarica.org •  The community of Turrialba celebrated the enthronement of the Blessed Mother in the Parish of San Buenaventura, on January 8, 2022. An act full of faithful with open hearts welcomed the Mother of the Lord. — Turrialba is located about 44 km east of the city of Cartago and 67 km from San José, capital of Costa Rica and home of the first shrine in Central America. The enthronement of the Blessed Mother was accompanied by a series of activities that not onlyRead More
sacerdotes diocesanos
COSTA RICA, Juan Perez • On Friday, June 4, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Fr. Reyner Castro, a member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests from San José. — He presided over and preached the homily during the Mass at the Family of Hope shrine, accompanied by Fr Luis Herrera (they both sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother a couple of years ago). After Mass, it was time to share a meal. Several other priests arrived, including the vicar of theRead More
colegio
COSTA RICA, Juan Pérez • On Friday, June 4, a group of 20 graduating students from Country Day School, San Jose, had a Mass in the Schoenstatt Shrine. — The initiative had echoed so much in them that, even in the previous days, several of them went to confession. One of the boys, Jorge Eduardo Herdocia, whose parents belong to the Schoenstatt Family Federation, welcomed them. Victoria did the reading and another girl read the petitions for forgiveness. During the homily, Father José Luis Correa, national advisor of the MovementRead More
Peregrina para curas
COSTA RICA, Andrés Salas • There are 22 new Pilgrim Mother Campaign missionaries in Cartago, the diocese of Costa Rica where the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, patron saint of Costa Rica, is located. — Among the Pilgrim Mothers, there are also two “Pilgrims Mothers for of priests” delivered on May 27 to the parents at the cathedral and my parish priest, Fr. Adrián Calvo, at Santa María Goretti church. Fr. Adrián already placed her in the presbytery chapel. She is going on a pilgrimage with Monsignor MarioRead More
Mujeres profesionales
COSTA RICA, Amparo Ruiz • The Shrine Familia de Esperanza en San José (Family of Hope in Saint Joseph) celebrated its fourth anniversary of the blessing on March 20th. During these years, the Schoenstatt Family in Costa Rica has received many gifts. The first conference of the Women’s Apostolic League was also celebrated, which gathered participants from the three groups formed by professional women, under the motto: “My roots: to the Blessed Mother, the Shrine and the Founding Father”. — Very early in the morning, they were called to theRead More
Santuario Hogar Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Lisandra Chávez • This year 35 families started the workshops to obtain their home shrines, which were blessed on December 5th, 2020.  One of those groups is from El Salvador, which was a gift for everyone. — The preparation consisted of a total of six sessions with chats and subjects such as “Faith in Providence”, “Marital Dialogue” and of course, the subject of the Virgin Mary and Father Joseph Kentenich could not be left out. “There was a workshop where the couple defined the grace they wanted toRead More