Fr. José Luis Correa Tag

COSTA RICA, Monica Orlich • This year, like so many things in our lives, the annual Family Branch retreat had to be transformed. It left behind the usual weekend in a retreat house and found a new temporary home in the virtual world, with only ten couples attending in person at the Movement House, but over 50 connected through Zoom. — As in all challenges there are also great opportunities: the retreat could reach more couples and transcend borders. Of the virtual participants, many belong to the different communities ofRead More
HONDURAS, Fr. José Luis Correa/Maria Fischer • We knew that on her way through Central America the Pilgrim Mother of Schoenstatt would not “forget” Honduras. About fifty visits are made each month to schoenstatt.org.  Sometimes there is a letter to the Blessed Mother in the Original Shrine. There are some contacts between Schoenstatters in Costa Rica with Schoenstatters in Peru who live in Honduras. This tiny country between El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala has “an eye on Schoenstatt”.— Honduras is a deeply Marian country. Near Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras,Read More
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COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • On Friday, September 27th, there was a special con-celebration at the Shrine in San José, the “Family of Hope” Shrine, Costa Rica. —             Fr. Reyner Castro, National Secretary for Missionary Childhood in Costa Rica, Fr. Manuel Peña and Fr. Luis Herrera, along with Fathers José Luis Correa and Guillermo Múzquiz. The three priests are already attached to Schoenstatt, and they frequently visit the Shrine.   Original: Spanish. 29. September 2019. Translation: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, USARead More
COSTA RICA, P. José Luis Correa • Thirty-five university women participated in the University Branch of Costa Rica retreat. The name of the retreat was: Dilecta filia (Beloved daughter). The theme was: spiritual childhood. — Father José Luis Correa, National Advisor of Costa Rica’s Girls’ Youth, gave three conferences and accompanied them in liturgies for the Eucharist and confession. Rosa Lobo de Aymerich, National Advisor to young women in Costa Rica, was with them all the time. Two other young mothers from the Family Federation supported by working in theRead More
GUATEMALA, Cori Verdugo • “Two friends that had never heard of Schoenstatt came to Father José Luis Correa’s talk and at the end commented to me: ‘I loved it, I loved it!’ And they are going to participate in my group!” On Thursday, 25 July, 2019, the Schoenstatt Ladies’ Branch (Mothers) of Guatemala City held a conference for women, in San Martin de Porres’ parish, with the topic “Harmonizing head, heart, and will” and a large group of women participated, some of whom already knew Schoenstatt and participate in theRead More
EL SALVADOR, Isidro Perera • On 1 May, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, El Salvador held its first national Movement meeting, with the participation of all the branches and Schoenstatt communities in this central American country which is founding the movement there. — Despite Schoenstatt’s 20-year history in El Salvador, which began with the arrival of the Pilgrim Mother images sent by Fr. Uriburu and the creation of a women’s group, some of them Equadorians who knew Schoenstatt, but it was only a quarter of a century laterRead More
COSTA RICA,  Jose A. Martínez and Anelena Hueda • Last Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Third Workshop for engaged couples was celebrated in the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. The workshop took place on a beautiful and sunny afternoon of summer-like day, where the graces the MTA gives were truly felt and received by thirty couples that were present.— The activity revolved around the theme “In Love, take risks, even if you make mistakes”, inspired by Pope Francis’ recently released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation to Young PeopleRead More
EL SALVADOR, Isidro Perera • On Monday, February 4th, Father José Luis Correa Lira, advisor to the Movement in Central America, had the first organizational meeting with some representatives of the Branches and Communities’ different groups of the flourishing Schoenstatt Work in this small, but warm country of El Salvador. Patricia Fernández and her husband Isidro Perera, members of the third Course of Apostolic Federation of Families of Costa Rica, have been coordinating the development of the Movement and its different Branches in the country. Now the first National ConferenceRead More
WYD 2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • “We are always here to welcome the young people…” Cata Cabezas related. And they are— they were there greeting them, welcoming them, feeding them, giving them something to drink, preparing the shrine for their Mass, and providing them lodging in their homes (“Eight Brazilians in my sister, Daniela’s home, isn’t that great?”) They took them to sightsee and enjoy the local places of interest …and were there simply to be present to converse, share stories, inspire each other mutually with the real lifeRead More
COSTA RICA, José Alejandro Martínez and Anelena Hueda • The second Retreat for Engaged Couples was held Sunday, 21 October, at the Family of Hope Shrine in San José, Costa Rica. In spite of being in the midst of the rainy season, Divine Providence gave us a splendidly sunny day, providing thirty-three young engaged couples the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass as well as participating in Fr. José Luis Correa’s jointly organized talks. He is the Schoenstatt Movement Adviser in Costa Rica, and for couples that belong to the EngagedRead More