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Interview with Ignacio Suazo Zepeda on “Our Table: Dialogues for Chile” (NM) • In the context of the Chilean social crisis, resulting from the social explosion of October 18, and close to initiating a process of approval or rejection of a new constitution for the country, the Catholic University of Chile and the Catholic Voices Foundation have called 60 personalities to talk about the great challenges of these times. This dialogue will take place during three months around nine thematic tables: “the city, poverty and segregation”, “economic and working life”,Read More
USA, Melissa Janknegt / Christy Wilkens • A few days ago I saw a friend’s Instagram post, and I asked her if I could share it on schoenstatt.org. She agreed. I thought how perfect it was coming from Father Kentenich’s Heavenwards. Here in Texas, as in many places around the globe, we have been inundated with rain that has led to flooding. But also in our everyday lives we sometimes have another kind of rain… not the kind that falls from the skies, but the unexpected troubles that inconvenience orRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • I do not know if you remember me from some previous article…today I want to share my testimony and the life that is generated in the men attending “Los Madrugadores.” I am Carlos Cappelletti, group coordinator for the Madrugadores of Schoenstatt’s Blessed Mother of the city of Nueve de Julio, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. — I try, as much as possible, to attend daily Mass. In our city’s Cathedral as well as in the many churches where I have participated in the Eucharistic celebration,Read More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • In Paraguay every year, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It is not only a tribute to biological fatherhood, but for all those who act as father figures. On the occasion of Father’s Day this year, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke dedicated an article in Revista Tuparenda to… no, not directly to the fathers but rather to Pepito.  Pepito? Yes, Pepito, his friend Pepito is in the juvenile detention center… the Pepito who has searched for a father his whole life.    Read More
P. Alberto E. Eronti – Argentina • September!  September is a month that brings countless memories to our Schoenstatt Family.  Two significant dates, among others, are tied to the father of our Family:  September 13, 1965 and September 15, 1968.  The first marks the end of the exile and the second his death. I had the blessing of knowing our Father in 1966.  From then until his home going, I was able to see and hear him on different occasions.  What caught my attention from the first moment and capturedRead More
Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Prison Ministry, Paraguay • Sometime ago, Pepito was finally able to tell me his life story:  “I was eleven years old when my parents separated.  My father is an alcoholic; he abused my mother until she could no longer take it.  I decided to go live with him, because I knew that he would not place limits on me.  I began with cigarettes and alcohol, and then the drugs came.  I even did drugs in front of him, but he never told me anything-he was usually tooRead More
Editorial Staff  Schoenstatt.org – Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Schoenstatt, Madrid, Cologne, Vienna – Christmas 2015 • ” Only God the Father and his merciful love are important to us. Ultimately he loves us not so much – as we taught at the beginning of our Family’s history – because we have been good, but simply because he is our Father, or because he is able to pour out his merciful love most richly when we joyfully affirm our limitations, our weaknesses and miseries, and become aware that they are theRead More
By Matías Rodríguez/University Students from Campanario – via www.jmschoenstatt.cl • In the last century, Father Kentenich stood firm in saying that we were experiencing an epoch without fathers. The different crises we are experiencing today have a great relationship to this lack of paternity. Leadership, welcoming, responsibility for one’s own, and education in freedom and love are characteristics of a father which are no longer seen today with a simple glance into our families, institutions and symbols of authority. Now we can go beyond what was expressed by Father JosephRead More

Posted On 05.07.2015In Projects

Dad, you are my hero

PARAGUAY, Dequeni, by Clara Paez, in the magazine “Ejempla” • This is the story of a father who prevented his two sons from succumbing to child labor. It is an example of responsible paternity to celebrate this Father’s Day. At the beginning they were a happy family Dionisio Valdez had finished the 4th grade when he decided to drop out of school to begin to work. Like many, he was ‘abuela memby’ (a grandmother’s son), although he knew his parents, the relationship with them was never close and much lessRead More
PARAGUAY, María Fischer • Jean Paul says, every first thing lasts eternally. Therefore after a week in Paraguay, after the barbeque, Paraguayan chips and dips, I still had not had the famous tereré [herbal tea]. The time came on a sunny and very hot Monday, five kilometers from Tuparenda, surrounded with smiles and expectant looks, a “Do you want tea? I made it for you, shall we drink it together?” A frightened look in Father Pedro Kuehlcke’s eyes was transformed into complete satisfaction at the moment of my first sip.Read More