earthquake Tag

ALBANIA/VATICAN, Press Release of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development • On the night of 25 November last, a major earthquake struck the northern coast of Albania, in the area of the city of Durres. To date, dozens of people have been killed and at least 600 injured, but there are still many people under the rubble. The earthquake has caused enormous damage – buildings have collapsed and hundreds of people have been left homeless – and it was felt in other areas of Albania and on the AdriaticRead More
Editors • We unite in Covenant Solidarity, with prayer and capital of grace for the victims of the strong earthquake in Mexico. The earthquake has been felt strongly in the country’s capital, where there have been numerous panic scenes just two hours after the citizens took to the streets of all Mexico in a simulated commemoration of the violent earthquake of 1985 that devastated the capital and left more than 10,000 dead. Let us pray for the victims, the deceased, the wounded, those who are in anguish, those who lostRead More
Editorial staff • Nature seems attacking with the zone of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean … We implore, in Covenant Solidarity from all our shrines, for the victims and for those who help. At least 32 people died after a strong earthquake that woke up people Mexico this morning. With a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale, it is the largest earthquake in at least 100 years. The regions affected are the poorest in the country. The Tsunami Warning Center said that there is a possibility of largeRead More

Posted On 21.06.2017In Missions

I did not want to go…

ECUADOR, Emilio Puñet • I had resisted for years, convincing myself that I had other ministries, so why would I invite more problems? It was not my thing…the heat, the discomfort, a trip of who knows how many hours… They were the first Family Missions in Jama with my wife, and everything I feared…happened! Worse still, the crowing rooster beneath our window never stopped crowing all night. And what if you are the exact instrument that God has chosen? Of course, capital of grace… I know. Everyone in Schoenstatt knowsRead 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
FRANCIS IN THE YEAR OF MERCY • Pope Francis on 2 November expressed his proximity to the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia, Renato Boccardo, over the phone for the people affected by the latest earthquakes, particularly the one that took place on 30 October, and said that during his visit to Sweden he accompanied this tragedy “and from there, I prayed for you.” Norsia — also the birthplace of St. Benedict — was hit by a powerful earthquake on 24 August that also affected other parts of central Italy.  However, it wasRead More
ECUADOR, by Fabián Eguiguren and Juan Carlos Terán J. • The Quito Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement has worked for three years in Jama – Manabí with their parish priest, Fr. Leonel Zapata, through the apostolate of the Family Missions. Their work is to visit towns and parish families, always in coordination with Fr. Leonel, supporting the parish priest and the catechist’s work of catechesis and collaborating with the training talks for the children and youths of the parish. The earthquake 16 April had a devastating effect in Jama, materially as wellRead More
Maria Fischer • An earthquake measuring 6.2 hit central Italy in the early hours of this Wednesday morning. The earthquake, which happened in the mountainous Rieti region near Perugia could also be felt even in Rome. It is feared that the so far confirmed death toll of 37 will rise. Many people are still buried in the ruins of their houses. Let us pray for the victims, their families and friend, the doctors and all who are hastening at this moment to assist the people in their fear and need.Read More
ECUADOR, Eduardo Jurado and Maria Fischer • Some time has passed since the 7.8 earthquake that caused such destruction and suffering in Ecuador. I still haven’t begun to process what happened. It has been terrible. The human losses together with the material losses at a time when the country’s economy was almost at a standstill following the decline of the oil price and the devaluation of the neighbouring countries’ currencies. Now, everything has come to a halt and everyone is focused on helping in whatever way they can. There areRead More
SPAIN/ECUADOR, www.ligafamilias.schoenstatt.es  • Following the tragedy caused by the earthquake in Ecuador, the professional men’s branch took the initiative to help their brethren in Ecuador, and the Family League, with generosity and with solidarity, provided the means to make it happen. Marcelo (who will soon travel to Ecuador) is one of the people responsible for this initiative by the men’s branch. This is what they wrote to the entire Schoenstatt Family: “During this time of great difficulty for the people who suffered directly as a result of the earthquake inRead More