education Tag

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
PARAGUAY, by Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Do we have donations for one more house?” Ani Souberlich asked me several weeks ago. “I already asked for the material, it is for one of our families that I promised a roof, and with last week’s rain, they had some misfortune, and they are now practically living under a tree. I would like to help them now…and I want to build this house because it is cold. I will tell you more later!” Two or three days before, the first donationRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “For me, Dequení is a blessing.  Thanks for making it possible for me to be here.” Every spring, the children from Dequení usually greet supporters with messages like that of 9-year-old Sofia, inviting them to be joyful and for rebirth.  This time, they surprised them during training at the Central House in Fernando de la Mora. Dequení is a blessing for thousands of Paraguayan children, children who come from families of limited resources. Children forced to drop out of school, or those who never see theRead More
MEXICO,  Ana Echavarría Barrios • On Saturday, 10 September, throngs of Mexicans took to the streets of several Mexican cities to demonstrate in favor of the family.  Large marches in several cities from the thirty-one states anticipated the Large National March 24 September in Mexico City.  Some bishops participated in the convocation organized by people of different beliefs and convictions, among them evangelicals and Mormons. The organizers made it very clear that their demonstration “did not want to offend anyone,” because “we respect the dignity of every person independent ofRead More
GERMANY, Renate and Christian Immler • It has been an extremely long, long road; full of difficulties and obstacles only those with perseverance against every prognosis, prediction, and discouragement can overcome simply by believing that their mission can continue. On 30 August, just in time for the beginning of the 2016/17 school year, the state recognition resolution for the Joseph Kentenich School finally arrived from the education ministry. According to the resolution, the Joseph Kentenich School is now equal to state schools. This means that it must comply with theRead More
URUGUAY, by Matías Cerviño • As part of German President Joachim Gauck’s visit to Uruguay, his partner Daniela Schadt visited the Providencia Educational Center, a social project of the Schoenstatt Movement in Montevideo. Daniela arrived to Providencia close to noon and the members of the Board, some of Providencia’s educators and mothers welcomed her. “We were very nervous before she arrived; we asked ourselves how we should greet her. The funny thing was that during the visit we gained confidence and were completely at ease, we bid her farewell withRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequení • Classes have begun in Paraguay, and despite damage caused by rain, storms and flooding from the past several months at three of Dequení’s community centers, thousands of children can return to school or start school, thanks to the scholarships of solidarity that businesses and generous people in Paraguay and abroad have undertaken. In this article, we are happy to share Ricardo’s story. This little boy, who captivated us with his tenderness and warmth, is preparing to go to First Grade; he is enthusiastic about studying with theRead More