Fr. José Luis Correa Tag

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
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • Costa Rica was a likely place, where for the first time at a Schoenstatters’ retreat, the new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), was the topic. — On Sunday, 8 April, fifteen men from the Men’s Branch had their afternoon retreat close to the Family of Hope Shrine. Fr. José Luis accompanied and inspired them with a personal meditation. Monday, 9 April through Tuesday the 10th, it was the Mothers’ Branch’s turn. Seventy-five women arrived at the St. Benedict retreatRead More
COSTA RICA / EL SALVADOR, Patricia Fernández de Perera • On Thursday, 22 February, a group of women from San Salvador visited a Schoenstatt Shrine in San José, Costa Rica for the first time. But why was the visit of these pilgrims so important? — They will be a part of a new group of women, the second one beginning their training in San Salvador, where the El Salvador Schoenstatt mission began in September 2017, as part of Schoenstatt reaching out and echoing our founder’s mission. From soccer to theRead More
EL SALVADOR, Isidro and Patricia Perera • Less than two months from the first anniversary celebration of our Family of Hope Shrine in Costa Rica, the first and only one in Central America, Fr. José Luis Correa, adviser to the Schoenstatt Movement in our region, visited San Salvador to meet with what could be considered Schoenstatt’s founding family in that country. Isidro and Patricia Perera and José Alejandro and Anelena Hueda de Martínez, accompanied him; the latter are speakers for groups of young professionals and talks for engaged couples. TheyRead More