Covid 19 Tag

hospital
CHILE, Verónica Del Fierro G. • The pandemic has shown us our weakness, fears, and anxieties, but also our adaptability and resilience despite the most challenging aspects of treatment failures among our patients, the painful loss of work colleagues and family members. This has tested our ability to pick ourselves up and trust our knowledge, improvise spaces for administering and expanding treatment, study, reskill, and upgrade our skills via online courses on new ventilation therapies and pharmaceutical treatments. When? In the scarce and limited free time that is left, postponingRead More
South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel • Protests erupted in South Africa on Friday, 9 July. Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is thought that the protests are being organized by factions within the ruling African National Congress who are unhappy with the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma. — Zuma is facing 15 months in prison for refusing to cooperate with the courts on investigations into corruption during his tenure as president. The protests have escalated from Kwazulu-Natal Province — where Zuma has his stronghold — to Johannesburg andRead More
vacuna
PARAGUAY, composition with material from the Diocese of Encarnación • Monsignor Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, Schoenstatt Father, complied. He got in line and was immunized one day in June at the “auto-vac” at the Civic Center of Encarnación. — The Bishop of the Diocese of the Most Holy Encarnación had mentioned at the launch of the 5th edition of Itapúa Solidaria: “I am going to bless this vaccine, because only God and the vaccine save lives. I’m going to get in line and when it’s my turn, I’ll get vaccinated.Read More
Covid-19 Pistill
Letter from the Bishop of the Diocese of Encarnación, + Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, Schoenstatt Father • Dear priests, consecrated persons, and the faithful of our Diocese: Yesterday was a very exhausting day for the medical workers at the Encarnación Respiratory Center due to the increased number of cases requiring attention. This situation that worries us and affects us all is happening during the month of May. — We want to be the light of accompaniment in the pandemic. Encouraged by faith and trust in God to whom we entrustRead More
Kuttur school covid
INDIA, Fr. Biju Para • The Numbers of Patients are increasing day by day. Hospitals and health care centres are full of Covid patients. Governments face difficulties so that they approached us and asked for our college building in order to accommodate covid patients. — Here we thought we should do something meaningful for the suffering people. We extended all our support to the government officials. Then different Government agencies studied our college and its premises. All officials suggested and recommended it to the Authority. A helping hand for aRead More
hospital
PARAGUAY, via “Crónica”newspaper • Diego is support staff and was captured while carrying the Blessed Mother in his arms. “The image belonged to my grandmother,” he told the newspaper Crónica. — The newspaper “Crónica” has just published the following testimony of Diego Riquelme, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother among COVID-19 patients. His face expresses tiredness while his eyes move away in the horizon after witnessing so much pain. But in his hands he carries the strength, not only his own, but also that of all those who undertake theRead More
P. Ignacio Cruz
CHILE, Maria Fischer, Luciana Rosas and Claudia Echenique • On 3 March, Fr. Ignacio Cruz, a Chilean Schoenstatt Father, lost his battle to COVID-19 after becoming infected, together with other priests at the residence for elderly priests in Bellavista, and after many prayers for him and the other sick priests from people in Chile, Brazil and many other countries. Thanks to the communiques by Fr. Miguel Kast, many honored and remembered Fr. Ignacio, whom they met at some point on their covenant journeys as parish priest, spiritual director, superior, andRead More
P. MIlton Sulzbacher
BOLIVIA, Alexandra Kempff • Father Milton Sulzbacher lost his battle against covid-19 on February 1st. He was one of several priests who literally gave his life in this pandemic because he never stopped attending to the needs of our people. Father Milton was very dear to the Schoenstatt Family of Santa Cruz. — Father Milton was a priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Family; he was born in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1975 and arrived in Santa Cruz in 2017 a few weeks after being ordained as a priest.Read More
IN THE SPIRIT OF LAUDATO SI’ • Together this week, Christians on six continents will start the annual celebration of prayer and action for our common home with three transformational events. — In a joint statement, the presidents of the CCEE and the CEC invite the faithful to take part in the Season of Creation, encouraging them to celebrate the richness of the Christian faith as an expression to protect our common home: From 1 September to 4 October, Christians all over the world celebrate the Season of Creation, asRead More
ARGENTINA, Isa Ubierna with Maria Fischer • “It’s inhumane for a person to die alone,” they say. The Mater Dei Sanatorium, of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, in Buenos Aires, worked from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to avoid this additional and unnecessary suffering. This week, the large portals and newspapers in Argentina – La Nación, Infobae, El Litoral, Radio Rivadavia – published long articles about the “Protocol of accompaniment at the end of life”, established by the Mater Dei Sanatorium within the framework of the Program of ContainmentRead More