Fr. José Luis Correa Tag

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
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Fr. José Luis Correa/Maria Fischer • “The World Meeting of Families has given great hope and encouragement that families are growing more and more conscious of their own irreplaceable role in passing the faith. Passing on the faith essentially takes place in the family; the faith is passed on in everyday speech, the language of the family,” Pope Francis said on Sunday, 26 August, in his meeting with the bishops from Ireland, after a two day gathering with families from allover the world and with theRead More
NICARAGUA/COSTA RICA, Gonzalo Vega with Maria Fischer • The situation in Nicaragua escalates, day by day. Fr. José Luis Correa has written to Schoenstatters, before the first Nicaraguans seal the Covenant of Love, to give them encouragement and courage in this situation.— For several years, the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign has been present in Nicaragua. In April 2016, Fr. José Luis Correa and two couples from Costa Rica, Ronald and Giovanna Sauter and Gonzalo and Ileana Vega, were in Nicaragua for the first time. From this visit, and the continuous supportRead More
World Youth Day Panama 2019, Fr. José Luis Correa and editorial team • Between 6 and 10 June, delegates from 84 countries and various movements attended the second Preparatory Meeting for the World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, convened by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.— Six Schoenstatt members participated, among them Fr. Alexandre Awi, in his role as the Dicastery secretary and Fr. Romulo Aguilar – a Diocesan Schoenstatt priest – as the head of the local organizing committee. He made his Covenant of love with theRead More
WORLD  YOUTH DAY PANAMA, Fr. José Luis Correa and Maria Fischer • Towards the end of May 2018, the Schoenstatt Fathers responsible for the Boys’ Youth in the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Paraguay met in Panama, together with Fr. José Luis Correa, for a day-long working meeting to plan themes linked to the presence and active participation of the Schoenstatt Youth at WYD Panama 2019. — The headquarters of the Schoenstatt Spirituality Centre is San Francisco de La Caleta parish, served by Fr. Romulo Aguilar, a Schoenstatt Diocesan priestRead More
PANAMA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Fr. Juan Olarte, a Schoenstatt diocesan priest in Colón, Panama, joyfully celebrated the May 31st milestone at his parish with a crowning of the Blessed Mother and eleven new Covenants of Love. — In the Schoenstatt Family, each May 31st, besides renewing the crusade of organic thinking, loving, and living as a Schoenstatt mission for the Church and the world, is always an opportunity to celebrate and assume new commitments, either in busy metropolitan places or in small communities. This year, Fr. Juan OlarteRead More