Family Missions Tag

COSTA RICA, Catalina Hutt • A few weeks ago the photo of a missionary with the Pilgrim MTA on a bicycle went viral. We put it up on schoenstatt.org’s Instagram account with this comment: beautiful photo, but we don’t know where or what real story of life is behind it. A few minutes later, we received a WhatsApp from Catalina Hutt de Cabezas, from Costa Rica: “This photo is of a great collaborator of the Movement in Guanacaste here in Costa Rica!— Here’s what Cata found out while looking forRead More
MEXICO – Roy and Cinthia Garza • Putting the entire mixture of feelings experienced during the week we were in the family missions in the municipality of La Asunción in Nuevo León, Mexico into words is very difficult. From previous years, we already had heard of families returning “full” from the experience, and this year, we were fortunate to be able to be part of this very special team. In our children’s short life, it was the first time going on mission, and we had no idea what to expect.Read More
ARGENTINA, Carlos and Lilita Riccardi • Once again the Schoenstatt Family Missions of La Plata (Mission #21 uninterruptedly) went on mission, this time to General Alvear, in the Province of Buenos Aires. A town that is 228 km from the Federal Capital that seems to frozen in time, typical of the interior of the province, with its church in the main square, next to the mayor’s office and other government offices. A village of about 10,000 inhabitants, where the majority of young people emigrate at age 17/18 to study orRead More

Posted On 09.02.2019In Missions

Gospel for the poor

PERÚ, Manuel Huapaya • “Gospel for the poor,” with this phrase that framed Bishop Reinaldo Nann, Bishop of the Prelature of Caravelí’s pastoral work, we gathered a little more than a year ago to begin the first Schoenstatt Family Missions in his city. At that time, everything seemed so far away, but it was interesting and challenging. Undoubtedly the Blessed Mother had a course charted, and so Bishop Nann asked Fr. Esteban Casquiero from Argentina (Institute of Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests) to be in charge as adviser and to direct thisRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos and Lilita Ricciardi • This year the summer Family Missions in General Alvear, Argentina that families and youth from La Plata will carry out coincides with World Youth Day in Panama. Just like every year, they are accompanied with prayer and capital of grace from many places of the world, and this time we will simultaneously pray for World Youth Day. — Last Covenant Day, Tuesday December 18th, in the Shrine of Father’s Freedom, La Plata, Argentina, we began a Prayer Chain for the Argentinean Marian Family MissionsRead More
ARGENTINA, Belkys and Sebastián Cajide• On Saturday, December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary was commemorated through the first Advent Mission in Resistencia. The family missions organized it and the large Schoenstatt Family accompanied it.— We had the participation and collaboration from different Branches that make up the Movement; it was an experience of community and fraternity through service to most needy. Ninety missionaries went out to the encounter, visiting our fellowmen and from the Villa Chica neighborhood. We gathered there to conquer our greatly, desired shrine.Read More
ARGENTINA, Sebastián Cajide • This year, the Schoenstatt Family Missions once again went forth to encounter the communities, this time in the area of Colonias Unidas, a town located 100 km from Resistencia, the provincial capital Chaco, Argentina. – To Colonias Unidas with 105 missionaries We feel that our Family Missions are an apostolate of reaching out that reflects Schoenstatt’s newness and that wants to give the Church and the world a message of hope, of family, of love and peace. This time, we were 105 missionaries who gave ourRead More
MEXICO, Ana Echavarría Barrios • During the summer family missions this year, from July 31 to August 5, seven families from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, visited the community of San Francisco, in Villa de Arriaga, accompanied by their own and other children: in total were sixty-eight missionaries, including two youths from the Boys’ Youth from the USA and Paraguay. — The community consisted of approximately 400 families made up of simple people who work in the fields (the milpa as they say), although others have immigrated to the United States.Read More

Posted On 13.08.2018In Missions

Like the stars in the sky

MÉXICO, Brenda López Garza • It began with a yes. And before that, with a call. She called us because she wanted to work with our virtues, but also with our defects. She chose each one to complement the other and to be her hands for the project that she had in mind this year: to stay in a small community in Arramberri, Nuevo León, called “La Chona.”— Two years and the work of many people helping prepared the road; hearts that were joyful, but also expectant. We knew theRead More
PARAGUAY, Johana Goodacre and Horacio Chávez • Villa Oliva is a small town in the department of Ñeembucú, a very large territory where the houses and families are separated into companies with 37,000 inhabitants located 86 kilometers from Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. Several months in advance, we began preparing our hearts for the family mission in Villa Oliva. We took off on our first mission with great expectations, with a group of youths, a couple, sixty people in total, and Fr. Oscar Saldívar. – On July 10, we arrived at theRead More