Fr. Pedro Kühlcke Tag

Corte Surprema
PARAGUAY, Roberto González •  After the Christmas and New Year visits to the Educational Center of Itauguá, some interesting conversations with Father Pedro about the children and about the House Mother of Tupãrenda came up. — Normally January in Paraguay is vacation season and the Judicial break in the Judiciary, but in the second half of January the minister of the Supreme Court of Justice, Prof. Dr. Luis María Benítez Riera, second vice president of the Supreme Court of Justice and president of the Criminal Chamber (both for the periodRead More
cárcel
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González • Almost 15 days away from the beginning of this new year, I can take the time to analyze an idea that I have had in my head since December 31 of last year. — On December 31 I was able to go again to the juvenile prison of Itauguá to share with them a New Year’s Eve dinner. This time was a little more familiar to me, because I met the director of the prison and one of the prison officials, whom I had alreadyRead More
La viuda pobre
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Christmas is a difficult time for the young people deprived of their freedom in the juvenile prison near Tupãrenda, burdened with guilt, loneliness and longing… As every year, with the prison ministry “Visitation of Mary” we are preparing to offer them a good Christmas dinner, with gifts, songs and prayers: baby Jesus wants to be born in their hearts too! — Yesterday at the Sunday Mass in Tupãrenda I asked for help to finance this dinner and the gifts. I was very excited when afterRead More
Acción de gracias Madre del Pan
PARAGUAY, Casa Madre de Tupãrenda, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke / Maria Fischer • 15 September marked the first anniversary — in the midst of a pandemic with all of its restrictions — of “Emprendimientos Madre de Tupãrenda (EMT)” [Madre de Tupãrenda Ventures], a socially minded company that has two main goals: To provide dignified work at a professional bakery to some of the graduates of Casa Madre de Tupãrenda and to make our program of social and employment reintegration self-sustainable. — The day was celebrated with a thanksgiving Mass and aRead More
PARAGUAY, CMT, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke and Maria Fischer • How does the blessing of the “Sternsinger”, the children dressed as “The Three Kings” from Germany, arrived to the front of the future bakery on the Casa Madre de Tuparenda, I must admit that it is a whole story full of magic, of a dream, of hope against all odds… — It was during Mass in a neighboring parish in January, at the end of the Christmas season, during the days when in Germany thousands of children dressed as kings, walkRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich • Thanks to the “Intelligent Quarantine” decreed by the government of Paraguay, on Monday, May 4th, we re-opened the doors of the CMT  (Casa Madre de Tuparenda/House Mother of Tuparenda), “reinventing” ourselves to be able to continue giving the opportunity to our adult participants to rejoin the program and thus, together, to be able to accentuate the production of baked goods in the bakery and of mouth guards (so much in demand at this time of COVID-19) in the area of Industrial Confection. On the other hand,Read More
PARAGUAY,  Cristy Santa Cruz • If December is a month of parties, farewells and other festivities…. unfortunately, sometimes we forget the deeper and original meaning of this feast.  And on the other hand, we also forget those who have no idea of what Christmas is.  It is the sixth year for those of us who make up the jail ministry “Mary’s visitation.”  We do remember the meaning of this feast and we remember, and we take care of those who many have forgotten.— “They are going to come to seeRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • 2019 has been very special for our dear “House Mother of Tuparenda,” for its participants and those of us who support it! – We always had beautiful achievements We always had beautiful achievements, especially with the participants who graduated and later tell us happily of their new lives as professionals.  I will never forget the call of one of our graduates who very surprised told me: “Father, at work they told me not to come to work for two weeks and that I would stillRead More
VATICAN/PARAGUAY, Pamela Fabiano and Maria Fischer • From 7 to 8 November 2019 an international meeting is taking place in the rooms of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development on “Integral Development and a Catholic Prison Pastorate”. Fr Pedro Kühlcke from Paraguay, a Schoenstatt Father, has been invited to attend this meeting, which is dealing with the challenge of tackling the penal system. For years he has been working in the pastoral team of a young offender institution, and for three years with “Casa Madre de Tuparenda”. This isRead More
CMT
PARAGUAY, CMT, Ani Souberlich • Wide-eyed and with a huge smile you hear: “Ojeabrí che korasõ” (my heart has opened). This was Ricardo’s* expression when he saw his mother, brother and nephews arrive for his graduation ceremony. How important it is in every stage of life to see and feel the closeness and accompaniment of one’s family in overcoming the obstacles of daily life. No matter how old one is, there is always a desire deep down in the soul to want, to need to be important to someone. “WithRead More