Costa Rica Tag

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
Misiones Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Milena Fonseca • In the course of a pandemic year, the Eastern Schoenstatt Mission in Costa Rica was reinvented. The missionary spirit remained present to arrive this year at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Santa Cruz de Turrialba even in the midst of adversity and restrictions. — The union of the team and Father Claudio Andres Gomez Martinez, priest of the community, made a new missionary modality possible. The weekend day was replaced by fortnightly visits distributed between the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning masses. DuringRead More
Nicaragua
NICARAGUA, Adriana Truque and Carlos Manuel Odio • The celebration of October 18, 2020 was a memorable day for the entire Nicaraguan Schoenstatt Movement, since fourteen families were able to relive what happened in 1914, when they asked the Mother Thrice Admirable and Queen of Schoenstatt to establish herself in their homes, through the blessing of fourteen home shrines, the first ones in this country.—   After concluding the year in which they discuss Marriage Sanctity, fourteen families began to prepare to carry out the home shrine workshop, which wouldRead More
Venezuela
VENEZUELA/COSTA RICA, Elisa Velásquez Yépez • In January 2019, the intention to make a visit and to initiate a structured and formal support to the Schoenstatt Movement in Venezuela was manifested and a visit was planned for the first quarter of 2020; with the objective of giving support to the missionary groups of the Pilgrim Mother that have been active in the country since the 1960’s. — Due to the pandemic that the world is facing this year, that mission on Venezuelan soil was postponed, without a glimpse that, preciselyRead More
COSTA RICA, Monica Orlich • This year, like so many things in our lives, the annual Family Branch retreat had to be transformed. It left behind the usual weekend in a retreat house and found a new temporary home in the virtual world, with only ten couples attending in person at the Movement House, but over 50 connected through Zoom. — As in all challenges there are also great opportunities: the retreat could reach more couples and transcend borders. Of the virtual participants, many belong to the different communities ofRead More
COSTA RICA, Tatiana López •  March arrived, a month of great significance for Costa Rica. The 19th was awaited with great illusion, because the anniversary of the blessing of our Family of Hope Shrine would be celebrated. Everything was going relatively normally and the preparations for this great day continued. News arrived from the old world that Milan was suffering from the contagion of a virus that came from China, and at the same time they informed us that Madrid had its first victims.  These events seemed so far away.—Read More