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GERMANY, Renate Immler und Maria Fischer • Many did not believe in it, a few had doubts … and a few were not deterred, not even by the lack of money, empty information events and skepticism wherever one looked.  If you dream about something very hard, then it’s almost there.  And then it happens, and you know: it is right. Meanwhile, the Josef Kentenich School has existed for five years.  Following the example of the Memhoelzer Conference, a very dynamic school conference held in November 2017.  Along with parents, students,Read More
URUGUAY, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • On Friday, 9 June, six young boys from Providencia School were baptized and twelve made their First Communion in a very emotional and joyful ceremony. We celebrated the sacraments of Baptism and First Communion accompanied by families, educators, friends and with the participation of Cardinal Daniel Sturla. “It was really a time for the family, it was a very special moment that was awaited by the little ones, who had prepared themselves for several months. There were many feelings: emotion, anxiety, joy…Heaven really touched earth,Read More
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • On 9 May, within the framework of “Rebuild Hope,” the Dequení foundation inaugurated a works of improvement of their “Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary” community center located in Ypané. This center suffered serious cracks and separation in the roof and walls, because of deterioration and the continuous storms during last year. This is the third center that was reconditioned through this initiative. Board members and Dequení Foundation personnel attended the ceremony, and they carried out the ribbon cutting; representatives of the Paraguayan Chamber of Real Estate DevelopersRead More
URUGUAY, Matías Cerviño • The history of Providencia Educational Center is profoundly pierced by Fr. Kentenich’s phrase: “How often in world history have not small and insignificant beginnings been the source of great and greater accomplishment?” (Fr. Kentenich, Founding Document, p. 31) A little more than twenty years ago, a group of Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign missionaries recognized what Lucía, who was an alumnus of the MTA School, (the Sisters of Mary’s school in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay) was doing. Several years ago, she moved to Cerro, a historic working-class neighborhood inRead More
PARAGUAY, Andreza Ortigoza/Maria Fischer • A day in March at Dequení Central House in Fernando de la Mora and celebrating the start of classes and a few days after launching the updated institutional website, another step was taken in the area of communication by means of a communication training workshop for fifteen Dequení officials based on Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s proposal for the model of communication. Maria Fischer, who has a degree in social sciences and is editor-in-chief of, presented the workshop. She committed to spreading the news about Dequeni’sRead More
URUGUAY, Matías Cerviño • The Providencia Educational Center is located in the Cerro Oeste (Montevideo, Uruguay); it emerged in 1994.  Members of the Schoenstatt Movement and neighborhood people founded it with the objective of accompanying the area’s children and youths in their development as free persons, helping them to discover their potential, and accompanying them in the midst of their own unique development. During the past years, in Providencia, the Blessed Mother carried out the missionary charism and the Schoenstatt pedagogy in a special and original way that seeks toRead More
URUGUAY, Matías Cerviño • The basic cycle of “Liceo Providencia –Papa Francisco” [“Pope Francis – Providencia Preparatory High School”], a Uruguayan Schoenstatt Movement social work, the first generation has ended. The entire educational community bid them farewell with great joy and a desire to continue accompanying them on the new stage they begin. The class of 2017 finished their classes at the end of December. “Liceo Providencia – Papa Francisco” opened its doors with this class in 2014; it is one of three educational programs at Providencia Center, launched andRead More
URUGUAY, Matías Cerviño • Providencia Educational Center, a social work of the Uruguayan Schoenstatt Movement, launched its Christmas campaign that is ongoing, and they have invited the entire Schoenstatt Family to commit to give educational opportunities for the 350 children with whom they work, day by day, in one of the most vulnerable areas of the city of Montevideo. With the motto “They have the power to dream, you have the power to help,” they are inviting everyone to be a part of this project, which was founded  more thanRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with material from the bulletin of Fundación en Alianza • It is a work of mercy:  Instruct the ignorant.  In the catechesis of the general audience on 23 November, the first one after the closing of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said: “How many children suffer from lack of education? It is a condition of grave injustice which undermines the very dignity of the person. Without education, one easily falls prey to exploitation and various social disadvantages. The Church, over the course of centuries, has feltRead More
SPAIN, Carlos Sainz de los Terreros With a festive Mass, on 18 October 2016, the tenth anniversary of the Mount Tabor School in Madrid was celebrated.  This is an educational  center created by families for the family.  It offers education to students from 2 to 18 years of age.  It is inspired by the pedagogy of Father Joseph Kentenich and develops a different form of education. Father Juan Barbudo presided at the Mass and concelebrating were: Fr. Jaime Vivancos, Fr. Carlos Padilla, Fr. José María García, the community of theRead More