Costa Rica Tag

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
WYD2019 COSTA RICA AND PANAMA, by José A. Martínez and Anelena Hueda • This year undoubtedly had a very blessed beginning for the Schoenstatt Family in Costa Rica— for this community gathered around the Family of Hope Shrine always tries making the motto containing the Shrine’s name come alive. Furthermore it was a family renewed and strengthened in hope that Divine Providence gave us in what we experienced during the Schoenstatt youth meetings at the HINENI and IGNIS 2019 celebrations. All this was crowned by the Pope’s visit to PanamaRead More
HOW I EXPERIENCED WYD2019, Giuliana Lanzoni Domian, Girls’ Youth Costa Rica • What can I tell the Family about my experience at Hinéni and WYD? It is really hard to decide what impressed me the most when everything is appreciated as a time of grace… but I will try and examine my heart.— I want to begin by saying the greatest benefit to my growth I found in the small things. Especially in offering: offering my effort to serve, offering cold nights, offering an appetite for food that was notRead More
Patricia e Isidro Perera
EL SALVADOR / COSTA RICA, Patricia and Isidro Perera / mf • Schoenstatt has been in El Salvador for more than 20 years following the arrival of Pilgrim Mother images that came with Father Uriburu and the creation of a women’s group, some of them of Ecuadorian origin, who knew about Schoenstatt. – “El Salvador has proven itself to be very fertile soil to carry the charisma and pedagogy of our father and founder,” says Patricia Fernández de Perera who, together with her husband Isidro, both members of the ApostolicRead More