Costa Rica Tag

WYD2019 COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • 19 minutes and 14 seconds of covenant life that should lead us to be instruments in the Blessed Mother’s hands — was the gift from Fr. Alexander Awi de Mello, secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, who along with the Diocese of Panama is in charge of the organization for World Youth Day in Panama beginning in a few days. A gift presented during the Covenant Mass on January 18th in the Costa Rica Shrine. — The Covenant of Love andRead More
WYD2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • “You will see many young people when you leave the shrine,” commented Fr. José Luis Correa at the end of the Family Mass, at noon on January 17, 2019 at the Costa Rica shrine. In attendance are a family from Londrina who accompanied their son to the IGNIS meeting of the Boys’ Youth, a woman from Paraguay who is accompanying her daughter and a group of youth, men and women from the Movement in Costa Rica who worked hard right up to the lastRead More
WYD2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • 25 chalices for the hosts, but they are actually trophies that have been transformed into something sacred by skillful hands. 300 Sandwiches. I don’t know how many cups of coffee, tea, juice, and I have lost count of the bowls of salad. Thousands of calls to airports, tourism agencies, buses, Uber.Hundreds of moments of listening, laughing, praying, cleaning bathrooms and tables. The Costa Rican family surpassed themselvees in welcoming the young people who have come to the shrine. And they were still arriving onRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • “We are always here to welcome the young people…” Cata Cabezas related. And they are— they were there greeting them, welcoming them, feeding them, giving them something to drink, preparing the shrine for their Mass, and providing them lodging in their homes (“Eight Brazilians in my sister, Daniela’s home, isn’t that great?”) They took them to sightsee and enjoy the local places of interest …and were there simply to be present to converse, share stories, inspire each other mutually with the real lifeRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • On that sunny morning filled with people hurrying serenely to get everything ready for the arrival of 600 young people to the Family of Hope Shrine in Santa Ana, San José, the “pure life” of joy, anticipation, and commitment is felt. Some young volunteers have already been here for a few weeks and several couples are preparing the house to welcome the young people to come. At the same time, the place is filled with the usual participants of two Sunday Masses: OneRead More
WYD 2019/COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez y María Fischer • They got off the plane and went straight to Mass in the Shrine: On January 4 about 50 young people from Switzerland arrived at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica, and were welcomed by the youth and the entire Costa Rican Schoenstatt family, with the characteristic joy and hospitality that hundreds of young people will experience in the coming days.— For a whole month, from 4 January to 5 February, about 100 German-speaking young people from SwitzerlandRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Archbishop of San José, Bishop José Rafael Quirós, who blessed the Shrine in the area of Santa Ana, in San José (Costa Rica) on the 18 March 2017, celebrated Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent in the Shrine. — He carried the Unity Cross as a pectoral cross. Bishop José Rafael Quirós is the president of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica. A few days until the “youth invasion” Soon the grounds of the Shrine will be filled with young people fromRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • The “Franz Liszt Schule, a German-Costa Rican School, at the St. Ann Center, San José, Costa Rica, in the neighborhood adjacent to the “Family of Hope” Shrine, also has an integrated music school beginning with pre-school. —   A couple of days ago, the choir from this school went to the shrine to present a Christmas Concert on the grounds, which in January will be filled with young people from all over the world, for the International Schoenstatt Youth conferences before World YouthRead More

Posted On 02.12.2018In Covenant Life, Kentenich

Father’s Fire

COSTA RICA, María Fischer The happiness overwhelming the families was evident.  After a weekend retreat and in depth work, they sealed their first consecration, thus officially forming part of the Family Federation in Costa Rica.  Their course ideal, Ignis Patris (Father’s Fire), reflected the intense experience they had during the Father Kentenich Year.  — These families want to be guardians of Father Kentenich’s charism and mission in order to protect the essence and the values of the family.  Being “Father’s Fire” implies living in complete union with the spirit andRead More
COSTA RICA, José Alejandro Martínez and Anelena Hueda • The second Retreat for Engaged Couples was held Sunday, 21 October, at the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. In spite of being in the midst of the rainy season, Divine Providence gave us a splendidly sunny day, providing thirty-three young engaged couples the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass as well as participating in Fr. José Luis Correa’s jointly organized talks. He is the Schoenstatt Movement Adviser in Costa Rica, and for couples that belong to the EngagedRead More