Costa Rica Tag

COSTA RICA, María José González • A few days ago I was asked to write something for the Schoenstatt website about the Opening Day of the Aliados [Girls’ Youth] in Costa Rica. I was touched that they asked me for this and I spent a lot of time thinking about what to write. I decided that right now, the most beautiful thing that we Costa Ricans can show the Schoenstatt family is the impact that Ignis and Hineni have had on our youth. — Undoubtedly, Ignis and Hineni are aRead More
COSTA RICA, Catalina Hutt Cabezas/Ana Prieto • It was 3:30 p.m. when a small van with a group of sisters from the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), an international Salesian religious congregation, arrived at the shrine. Their main objective, together with the Salesians of Don Bosco, is the integral formation of young people. A member of their order, Maria Romero Meneses (Q.E.P.D.), a Nicaraguan Salesian religious, was beatified by John Paul II and is in the process of canonization. — I was waiting for them,Read More
COSTA RICA,  Jose A. Martínez and Anelena Hueda • Last Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Third Workshop for engaged couples was celebrated in the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. The workshop took place on a beautiful and sunny afternoon of summer-like day, where the graces the MTA gives were truly felt and received by thirty couples that were present.— The activity revolved around the theme “In Love, take risks, even if you make mistakes”, inspired by Pope Francis’ recently released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation to Young PeopleRead More
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer, José Alejandro Martínez What did the Secretary General of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life do on his birthday?  Fr. Alexandre Awi de Mello turned 48 last January 17, 2019.  He began the day flying from Panama to Costa Rica since he had the desire to be able to celebrate the 18th with “his” Boys Youth from Brazil (the same group to which he had been advisor for many years), and with the rest of the world-wide Schoenstatt youths who were gathered at that timeRead More
COSTA RICA, Sergio Esquivel • Thursday, 14 March 2019, a new group of the Schoenstatt’s Men’s Branch began in the Costa Rican province of Cartago. — A group comprised of eighteen men, a large majority from the Madrugadores, all are very motivated to give their YES to the Queen Mother.  Two years ago, the first group of Madrugadores was founded in Cartago, and many them are now the founders of the Men’s Branch. The foundation process has been marked by testimonies.  For example, “I joined the Madrugadores, and I quitRead More
COSTA RICA, Martha Barrantes • A night of perfect weather set the stage in Santa Ana, a suburb of San Jose, Costa Rica.  Around our shrine, Family of Hope, there was a lot of activity.  Why?  On this night, new members were received into four new groups of Costa Rica’s Family Branch:  G61, G62, G63, and G64.—   Slowly at first, married couples began arriving at the event.  Some brought food and drink to share.  Eventually, there was a houseful. A plan of action The event began with a presentationRead More
COSTA RICA, Father José Luis Correa • Wednesday, March 13.  Diocesan priests connected to Schoenstatt celebrated an encounter in the San Jose, Costa Rica Shrine.— Father Reyner Castro, Father Manuel Peña, and Father Luis Herrera participated. The encounter began with a meeting, followed by a Eucharistic celebration.  Afterwards there was a lunch joined by Father Patricio Moore, Vice Provincial of the Pentecost province, who was visiting Costa Rica during that time. Original: Spanish, 17 March. Translation: Ann Bronk, Wisconsin, United States. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA  Read More
COSTA RICA, Xaviera Tapia and Alejandro Robles Field • On Tuesday, March 5th, a special Mass was celebrated in the Costa Rica shrine. Students from INCAE (Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas) in Alajuela came and are about to graduate. All they need to do is do a consulting job. There were students from several countries: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil… — Alejandro Robles Field, graduated with honors from INCAE’s Master of Business Administration, in his time as a student founded a rosary prayer group there. More than thirty attendees,Read More
KENTENICH COMMUNICATION, Cristina Tagle and Maria Fischer • “You don’t know how happy the “Schoenstatt News” make me! It’s like falling a little more in love with Schoenstatt,” wrote Cristina “Kiki” Tagle, from the first Family Federation Course in Chile, on Tuesday 1 March after receiving the weekly Schoenstatt.org newsletter, compiled for many years by Monina Crivelli, a co-founder of Schoenstatt.org. Kikí is one of the almost six thousand recipients of this newsletter that every Monday opens the doors to Schoenstatt.org. Every Monday, she not only reads the news, butRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa, Gonzalo Vega and Maria Fischer • G61, G62, G63, G64… The Schoenstatt Family Work in Costa Rica continues growing in the number of groups, the number of apostolic activities, and in depth.   As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida!   Life is good! — Two retreats took place at the same time on Saturday, March 2nd, at the Family of Hope Shrine in Costa Rica, and many people were blessed. The families of G44, “Forging Hope”, met for the Blessing of their Home Shrines.Read More