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ARGENTINA, Verónica Presas • On 12 December, the Schoenstatt Family of the Shrine Tierra de la Promesa [Promised Land] experienced the joy of Mary’s Crowning as “Queen of Families”, within the framework of the twenty-second anniversary of the blessing of the Shrine. This Shrine brings together the cities of Rawson, Trelew and Puerto Madryn in the Argentinean Patagonia region. Fr. Javier Arteaga, President of the Argentinean Schoenstatt National Presidency, and Sr. Alejandra Aguilar attended. Crowning Vigil, a “heroic night” The Crowning Vigil the night before concluding the Novena of preparationRead More
PARAGUAY, by Amada Girett, Mima Cordona and Maria Fischer • On 8 December 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy, the missionaries of the Rosary Campaign crowned the Blessed Mother as QUEEN OF EVANGELIZATION at the wayside shrine “Puerta del Cielo” [Door to Heaven], which is located in the Portal Sinuelo at Santa Rita, Paraguay. Many neighbors and Fr. Jorge, the pastor of the place, accompanied them. Fr. Jorge has always accompanied the Campaign! “What a fruitful year in Santa Rita!”,Read More
CHILE, Grupo Abba [Abba Group] • Fifty men gathered in Campanario Shrine to crown Mary as their Mother and Educator with the mission that she “send us” joyfully to fulfill our obligations in loyalty to God the Father according to His will. All the places and cities where the Men’s Branch exists in Chile were represented at the crowning conference: Quillota, Viña: Los Pinos, Agua Santa, Santiago: Campanario, Bellavista, Providencia, Nuevo Belén, Rancagua, Los Angeles that was represented by Carlos and Luis Benítez… Queen of our Branch and Queen of ourRead More
Chile, by Antonio Barschiesi Ferrari • On October 18, 2012, the Schoenstatt Family of Villa Aleman enthroned the picture of the Blessed Mother in a wayside shrine of the La Asunción Peña Blanca Parish located in the eastern sector of the commune. During these two years the Schoenstatters have integrated themselves into the life of the church with strength and joy. They have participated in the Parish Council, are in charge of some of the Holy Masses, collaborate in catechesis, health pastoral, workshops for parents, couples pastoral and a longRead More
By Hildegard Beckmann, Confidence in God Team – Covenant of Love with God the Father  (German website) • For a week, I was at the Oberkirch Schoenstatt Center in the Black Forest. Upon arriving, the first thing I wanted to do was to visit the shrine, but it was empty, because it needed a new coat of paint. I thought, “Great for me.” That week (a little before Easter) was about a renewal and spiritual re-orientation, and that visit was a sign. The following day (Eve of the Feast of theRead More
Zimbabwe, Marlene Peter • On 29 March 2015, the Zimbabwe Schoenstatt Family began again the nine-week Queen of Africa novena in preparation for the crowning of Our Blessed Mother Thrice Admirable as Queen of Africa on 31 May 2015. This was to be the 35th time they have done so, having first crowned her on 31 May 1981. At the time, Zimbabwe had just come out of a bloody liberation war and the future seemed very uncertain. Zimbabwe was not the only country in Africa with serious problems and fears,Read More
PARAGUAY, by Noelia Ferreira and Maria Fischer • On Sunday, 3 May, Holy Mass was celebrated in Tupãrenda on the occasion of Dequeni’s 30th Anniversary with the presence of many benefactors and sponsors, who collaborated with the Dequení mission, a great project born from the Covenant of Love. Bishop Claudio Giménez, Schoenstatt Father and Bishop of Caácupé, celebrated the Mass. The Blessed Mother was crowned as Queen of Loyalty to Dequení for accompanying this work throughout all these years. Offerings The day’s torrential rains delayed Bishop Claudio’s arrival from CaácupéRead More
PARAGUAY, on the occasion of Dequeni’s 30 years by Carmen Cosp • Ricardo Franco, one of Dequeni’s founding youths, told me excitedly that several weeks ago Marcial had been eagerly looking for him. To do this, he went to Caacupé for Sunday Mass. He recalled that pa’i [Father] Claudio Giménez had given him First Communion, and surely he could give him some information. After Mass, he approached the bishop and told him: “I have been looking for these people for twenty-five years. Where can I find Ricardo Franco, Carmen Ruiz,Read More