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UNIVERSAL CHURCH, Maria Fischer – with material from the website of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life • The document has been published, “Catechumenal itineraries for married life. Pastoral guidelines for particular Churches“. The document is an initiative of the “Amoris Laetitia Family Year” and responds to the Holy Father’s desire to offer new paths for preparation for the sacrament of marriage. — “The joy of love that is lived in families is also the jubilation of the Church”: these are the first words of Amoris laetitia,Read More
Los Olmos Luján
ARGENTINA, Constanza Manrique • On September 11, the fifth pilgrimage of couples to Lujan, organized by the Los Olmos Shrine, in charge of Father Marcelo Gallardo, took place. Years ago we walked praying for the shrine, which was finally built in the midst of the pandemic, against all odds. Today we walk to give thanks for the shrine. The Blessed Mother has made her home among us. — With a radiant sky and under the immense cape of Mary, we gathered at Los Olmos, the meeting point and headquarters ofRead More
COSTA RICA, Margarita Morera de Escorriola • Some of the couples went in total agreement toward growing on their way to marriage, but others went to please a fiancé that had cajoled or pleaded beforehand. Thus on Sunday, 21 January 2018, forty-four couples met in the first Gathering for Engaged Couples, held in the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. The requirements for participating in the Gathering “Getting to know one another as a Couple” were that both had to be over the age of 18 havingRead More
PARAGUAY, by Johana and Horacio Chávez, Ministry of Engaged Couples • A gray Sunday gradually changed color with the joyful strength and the good disposition of the couples who approached the little piece of heaven in the land of Tupãrenda. The Ministry of Engaged Couples prepared a series of talks and a retreat, which was their last activity for the year. The new team was formed with Pope Francis’s visit, and everything it does transmits the joy of the work it has done since then. This time, it offered offeredRead More