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Dequeni
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • It is amid this meeting full of questions, presentations, conversations, answers, and laughter, that I understand more clearly than ever what these more than two years of pandemic have done to all of us. It is not the same to communicate at a distance, read messages and watch videos, as it is to sit in the same place, look at each other, listen to each other, “feel” each other. It is the morning of April 21, at the headquarters of the Dequeni Foundation in Fernando deRead More
pastoral carcelaria
PARAGUAY, Cristi Santacruz • Today while going through Twitter I read the affirmation of a graduate specialist in addiction prevention and treatment: “The closer the family is, the farther away the drug is”. A statement that rang loud in the ears, but louder in the heart. — In 2016, when I started my apostolate of visiting every Saturday the Integral Educational Center of Itauguá and La Esperanza, for children and young people in conflict with the law, I heard hundreds of stories that have one factor in common: The familyRead More
cambiar
By María Luisa de Maccaferri, Monterrey, Mexico • “2022, a new year marked by the challenges inherited from the previous ones, the pandemic and its consequences, how do you personally feel about this calendar period we are beginning, I am struck by the words of the Holy Father with the theme of indifference that seeps through like a virus; indifference to the poor, to the poverty that little by little is also seeping into the middle classes as well”. F. José María García’s comments became a lively conversation that tookRead More
Niños de Maria
ECUADOR, Giannina Ponce •  The 12th edition of the cycling race “Children of Mary Record” is coming, this time, virtually around the world. You run, walk or ride in real mode. Beyond Ecuador, it is also taking place in Japan and Germany – and there is still time to register. —  This sporting and solidarity event will be held from November 1 to 15, 2021. It is an event that brings together athletes from all disciplines RUN, BIKE, WALK. You can be part of this race anywhere in the world.Read More
Authority and Responsibilities of Governance in Lay Aggregations
VATICAN, Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life • On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations recognized or erected by the Holy See to reflect on the theme “The responsibility of governance in lay aggregations. An ecclesial service”. — The core issue of the day was that of closely examining the themes included in the General Decree “The International Associations of the Faithful“, with the aim of reflecting together on the exerciseRead More
Roma famiglie
ITALY, Gian Francesco Romano • Sunday, May 30, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, a small group of young families who were accompanied by the Schoenstatt Movement in Rome finally sealed the Covenant of Love with Mary. After approximately two years of preparation, between education, pandemic, reflections and new beginnings, six couples decided to entrust their family journey to Mary, the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt. — The road… troubled The proposal to seal the Covenant of Love with Mary came about in the fallRead More
Providencia digital
URUGUAY, Providencia • The pandemic continues to impact children and young people. In many countries, as soon as schools reopened, they had to close their doors again. Children and young people not only lose time for learning, they also miss their classmates, games… and for parents, organizing themselves between childcare, homeschooling and teleworking is very challenging. Not to mention the constant fear of catching the disease and leaving their family members at risk and unable to care for them. In addition, for many children from vulnerable sectors, school meals areRead More
Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA YEAR • The diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life present the official prayer for the Tenth World Meeting of Families, to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. The official hashtag is already ready: #WMOF2022. — Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery, comments: “Prayer is a way to enter into the heart of the Amoris Laetitia Year and the preparation for the event in Rome. Many families and many communities”, he continues, “have been waiting forRead More
Familia Amoris Laetitia
AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR, Maria Fischer • To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Amoris Laetitia apostolic exhortation about the beauty and joy of family love, Pope Francis on 19 March inaugurated a “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, which will end on 26 June 2022, at the X World Meeting of Families in Rome. — This special year is an initiative of the Holy Father, who is inviting us to engage in a renewed reading of the document and proposes reaching all families around the world by meansRead More
San José faro
Fr. Javier Arteaga, Argentina • We are walking through the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as “Patron of the Catholic Church”, made by Pius IX on December 8, 1870. St. Joseph has been very present in the life of the Schoenstatt Family. His image accompanies us in the Shrines, sometimes with the stick of lilies, sometimes as the saint of work, and sometimes together with the infant Jesus and the Blessed Mother as theRead More