Fr. Pedro Kühlcke Tag

PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • What was the most touching gift Fr. Pedro received for his silver jubilee? The visit by his parents to Tupãrenda? The presence of the Superior General, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio? The receipt of a generous donation to Casa Madre de Tupãrenda from Germany? The publication of his book Libertad en la cárcel [Freedom in prison]? We didn’t ask him (not to ruin the title of this article), but one of the most touching was surely the large rosary given by the boys atRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • “CMT, only for the brave”. The slogan, which echoed in recent days at Casa Madre de Tuparenda (CMT), describes the experiences of 5 June with two new graduates of the program. The two brave youngsters did not give up, but conquered all of the challenges they faced to complete the 9-month course, and they are currently working, one in a supermarket, and the other at a reinforced cement factory.— Fr. Pedro has often said that CMT is a program for those who really decide to changeRead More
Kentenich Pedagogy in the Periphery, Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke • Freedom in jail?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he would demonstrate it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke and he demonstrated it:  in the jail for minors in Itaugua, a few kilometers from the Tupãrenda Shrine.  A few months ago, we posed, perhaps, the most daring question on schoenstatt.org:  Is Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy possible on the periphery?  Yes, he answers, and he demonstrates it in the jail for minors, in this last part of his reflection in relation to the pedagogy ofRead More
WYD 2019, WYD Press Office/Maria Fischer • A group of four incarcerated youths, ages of 17-25, have made a crozier to present to the Pope as a gift in honor of his visit that he will make to the Pacora Custodial Facility for Adolescents on Friday, January 25th.— The boys were able to make this piece thanks to the skills they acquired in one of the programs of re-socialization carried out in this center. Pope Francis will visit the center for adolescents to celebrate a penitential liturgy and to theRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke/mf Christmas in jail? It is sad reality for hundreds of young adolescents in Itagua, Paraguay’s Juvenile Detention Center close to the Tupãrenda Shrine. Christmas in jail? While others rest, sing, feast, and enjoy family and friends? Madness! Madness and a joy for the Schoenstatt prison ministry team. — “Thank you for remembering us on such a special day!” some of the young men said, almost tearfully … Ismelda, she is the “snack boss” each Saturday, comments: “It is worthwhile!! For a hug, for a happy face,Read More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “Do you remember H., whom you called ‘Alí’ in your article?,” Fr. Pedro Kühlcke asked me yesterday. How could I forget this young boy, who I met two months ago, on that Sunday with torrential rain, when we visited the juvenile detention center. That young boy, with a sad face, who told us that his entire family was in jail, in different jails, obviously and sadly, he told us his great dream, the day that he would be released from jail: to go to Tupãrenda orRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • In light blue and green colors, and made in a very professional manner – as it corresponds to a work that wants to give dignity to chronically abandoned and underestimated people– an official website is introduced for one of Schoenstatt’s newest and most impressive social works: Mother of Tupãrenda House (CMT), a social-educational program for the social incorporation and personal development of young boys and teen-agers, inspired on Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement spirituality and in the pedagogy of its founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich. Fundaprova carries out thisRead More
PARAGUAY, Pedro Cáceres • During the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis exhorted us to visit those in prison as one of the corporal works of mercy. One day, during a parish activity in front a lot of people, I expressed that it would be very hard to carry out this work of mercy, since I did not know whom to visit, or with whom I would go. During a conversation with Fr. Pedro in the middle of 2016, he invited me to accompany the Prison Ministry some Saturday. During thatRead More
PARAGUAY, ministeriodejusticia.gov.py, Paraguay’s National Government’s Ministry of Justice and the editorial team • The Ministry of Justice and the Foundation to Promote Values and Prevention of Violence  (Fundaprova) is strengthening its strategic alliance by extending the public–private cooperation agreement period of helping teens that broke the law with their reintegration into society.— The program is successful; there are already nine graduates that have zero index of delinquency recidivism. Several of the graduates work in areas in which they received instruction at Mother of Tupãrenda House. The Minister of Justice, EverRead More
PARAGUAY, www.fides.org and editorial team • From Tuesday of Holy Week until Easter, an army of 1,300 missionaries between the ages of 18 – 33 will invade a juvenile detention center and 13 rural areas in Paraguay with the objective of announcing the Good News to approximately 20,000 youths and adults that have little possibility of hearing it. “The missionary youths’ faith is solid, and many of them end by keeping their commitment to the Church throughout the time,” Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, ecclesiastical adviser to University Catholic Missions, noted toRead More