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BRAZIL, Fabio Alves vía jumasbrasil.com.br • During 14 – 16 July 2017, eight representatives of the Schoenstatt Boys’ and Girls’ Youth (JUMAS and JUFEM) carried out the first Missionary Week for the Diocese of Santo Ângelo. Missionary Week began on the 14th at 6:00 p.m. with the Schoenstatt youth in charge of praying the Rosary. That night there were confessions, and the first day closed with Holy Mass and the sending forth of the youths to the homes of the families who offered to put them up. On the morningRead More
CHILE, by Jesus Apiazola, via obispadoarica.cl  • On the Feast of  the Assumption, a substantial number of the faithful from the San Marcos de Arica Diocese gathered to go on pilgrimage to the Schoenstatt Movement’s Cenacle Heart of America Shrine, which has the privilege of being a Holy Door in this Year of Mercy. Traditionally every 15 August, youths and adults from the different communities of the diocese go on pilgrimage amid songs and prayers towards an encounter with Mary.  At 10:30 a.m., they began to walk preparing their hearts toRead More
ARGENTINA, Morón, Pcia. from Buenos Aires, by Rosita Ciola • On 8 September, on the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, the people of God of Nuestra Señora de Loreto [Our Lady of Loreto] parish in El Palomar, Diocese of Morón responding to the Holy Father’s call to begin a diocesan mission, gathered at the Blessed Mother’s first wayside shrine for the blind. Fr. Casimiro celebrated Holy Mass in a joyful and welcoming atmosphere celebrating Mary’s birthday; many friends and new people from the neighborhood met and came to greetRead More
AUSTRIA, Ingrid and Alois Neuhauser • The opening of the first Austrian Marriage Camino took place at Obritzberg, St Poelten Diocese, on 28 June. About four hundred people, among them families from the neighbouring dioceses of Vienna, Linz, Graz and even Hungary and the Czech Republic, came to share in a joyful celebration of marriage and the family. After the family Mass, prepared by the Schoenstatt families, nourishment for body and soul was served in the parish courtyard. The children enjoyed themselves with games in the parish garden. Special highlightsRead More