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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
URUGUAY, by Laura Voituret and Matías Cerviño • We invite you to learn about the work the Schoenstatt Movement carries out at Providencia Educational Center (Montevideo, Uruguay), a place the Blessed Mother chose to transform hearts. Learn first-hand what happens there and join by collaborating with this project. In 1994, Providencia emerged as a current of life born from the Shrine in the country where the First Daughter Shrine was established; it is an Educational Center located in Montevideo’s Cerro Oeste, in the Casabó neighborhood, one of the most vulnerableRead More
Francis week by week (1) • In this week’s “as if spoken to us” message we draw from the video message sent to the participants of the 24th Inter-American Congress on Catholic Education in Brazil that took place in Sao Paulo from 13 to 15 January. This week we read, we listen to the message given to the teachers of Brazil as if it were directed to us, to a Movement that often defines itself on its pedagogy, from its vocation for education, and especially to a Movement that hasRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequení • The Dequení Foundation held its fourth annual Carrera de la Solidaridad [Solidarity Race] with the motto, Education is our goal, to obtain funds to provide physical education for children in open areas at the Ypané, J. Augusto Saldívar, Luque and Caácupé projects. Through this activity they also seek to promote sports, an activity that instills values such as friendship, effort and perseverance in the children, which will be useful to them in the future. Moreover it is an enjoyable way to learn, and it makes the littleRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequení • Marion, a young 24 year old German woman, returned home after volunteering for a year at the Casa de Acogida de la Fundación Dequení [Safe House of the Dequení Foundation] to pursue a career in social work and share this experience with her friends. Marion was one of Dequení’s international volunteers: she arrived from Munich to share, help and transmit her knowledge to the children in the main house of Fernando de la Mora at Dequení. She relates that her stay at Dequení was filled with beautiful,Read More