Costa Rica Tag

CHILE/COSTA RICA, Rodrigo Garnham and Pilar Oyarzun, Militant Apostolic Community Family Branch, Chile • Day by day, I have joyfully accompanied the process of the dream come true for our beloved brothers/sisters and friends from Costa Rica. Saturday, 18 March, they will see this dream come true… As a Chilean, I am very grateful for the chosen land where I was born, and perhaps I was even accustomed to having a Shrine close to us, I cannot imagine life without this source of graces that accompanies me day by day.Read More
BELMONTE/COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • In less than a month, the greatest desire since Schoenstatt arrived in Costa Rica will be fulfilled – the desire of having their own shrine. Finally this will become a reality; on 18 March, the “Family of Hope” Shrine will be blessed, with the presence of many Schoenstatters from all of Central America and other countries. At this time, a prayer, initiated by a German Schoenstatter, which will help unite all the world’s Schoenstatters this 18 March, is circulated. Rector Marcelo Cervi sent his greetingsRead More
COSTA RICA, Ileana and Chalo Vega with Maria Fischer • Thursday, 9 February. The future San Jose, Costa Rica Schoenstatt Shrine’s bell was heard for the first time. At about a month from the blessing of “Family of Hope” Shrine, on 18 March, the Shrine cannot just be seen, it can also be heard. Anticipation grows with the race to finish everything for the blessing. “Within these four walls still under construction, one can imagine how we are going to “talk” with the Blessed Mother …” said Chalo Vega, ofRead More
ROME  BELMONTE, Maria Fischer • 22 January 2017. The 2017 Family Misiones is starting in Ranchos, in the province of Buenos Aires, supported by prayer and accompanied by Schoenstatters on various continents. Seventy-five young people from a number of countries in South America and Austria have met in Villa Cura Brochero at the end of their pilgrimage on foot to the grave of the first Argentinian saint, and handed over to him the prayer intentions of people from even more countries. In Rome and around the world the Pallottine FathersRead More
COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer with Gonzalo Vega • Voices of the soul. A constitutive element in discovering God’s will in the personal life of Schoenstatters and all Schoenstatt. Voices of the soul and their repercussions on other souls, especially in souls attuned to the same mission.  Discernment in Kentenich terms. On the occasion of his silver anniversary of ordination, Fr. Kentenich stressed that nothing in Schoenstatt had emerged in a theoretical manner, but instead through hundreds of individual contributions, from the best each person had interiorly… Even more, I canRead More
COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega and Maria Fischer • On the eve of the first Covenant Day of the year 2017, we looked toward Costa Rica, where in two months’ time, on 18 March, Central America’s greatly anticipated first Shrine will be blessed. Many share the dream of a woman from Germany: “May we spiritually unite to the blessing of Costa Rica’s Shrine during all the Covenant Masses, and perhaps, even with some prayer that they are praying in Costa Rica.  Family from Costa Rica will you give us this gift?”Read More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez de Monturiol • It was a sunny Sunday Mass; it was 10:00 a.m., but many felt it was already late afternoon. There was much physical as well as spiritual preparation to welcome more than 300 people. They rushed to make everything beautiful. Flowers, chairs, food, details as if it were a daughter’s wedding! Everything was carefully prepared and filled with beautiful details to welcome the Schoenstatt Family! Cars began to arrive. The parking lot was full, but many men collaborated to open more space for additionalRead More
COSTA RICA,  María Fischer • Twenty years or more of waiting? The first article from Costa Rica, published on schoenstatt.org in 1999, already spoke of this young, apostolic, growing family’s desire to have their Shrine. Those who visit the Belmonte Shrine in Rome are witnesses of this desire daily. Twelve years ago, a delegation from Costa Rica took their jar to Belmonte; it was a small glass jar entwined with a grapevine, a ribbon in Costa Rica’s colors, and a small wooden shrine with the inscription: “For our future CostaRead More
COSTA RICA, by Rudolf Sauter and Maria Fischer • This Thursday, a 7.0 earthquake, with its epicenter right off El Salvador’s Pacific coast, shook the Central American territory hours after hurricane Otto entered Nicaragua from the Caribbean. Within a few hours, these small Central American countries – Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica – many of them with a high degree of poverty, found themselves with quake damage in the west and a hurricane in the east. Panamá, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica… are countries that sound “familiar”Read More
COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega• On 18 November 2016, Covenant Day was also a historic day for the Costa Rican Schoenstatt Family.  On this day, a desire came closer to being realized after property was acquired, where Costa Rica and Central America’s first Shrine will be built.  We hopefully project this desire of almost 20 years will become a reality in four months. Family of Hope The Eucharist was celebrated on this property with more than 400 people attending overflowing with joy, applause, and tears. Fr. José Correa Lira – NationalRead More