Fr. Rafael Amaya Tag

Alianza de Amor de profesores del Colegio San José de La Comuna
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya/mf • On May 9, the teachers of our school San José de la Comuna in the Shrine of Quito united in the Covenant of Love with Mary. — The San José de La Comuna School, a work of the Niños de María Foundation, is a school for some 300 children in the La Comuna neighborhood, an area that is not only characterized by its material poverty, but there is a total lack of values and an internal poverty that often marks more than the material. ARead More
Jornada con el personal de limpieza
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya /mfi • In Quito, Ecuador, there are two schools: the one that has already been mentioned several times in articles on schoenstatt.org, of the “Niños de Maria” project, in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the city, and the Joseph Engling School, which belongs to the Network of Kentenich Schools. — For the beginning of Lent, a group of Schoenstatters from the Shrine of Quito, gathered with the cleaning staff of the Joseph Engling School, that is, with the people who do the difficult work, “WeRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • What makes a shrine a shrine, we ask ourselves these days when we read the latest news from Santa Cruz do Sul. The architecture? No. Any ecclesiastical law? Partly. Any norm for the number of pilgrims, for the offering of sacraments, preaching, attention to pilgrims? According to the 1999 Vatican norm, yes. In Schoenstatt? None of this can be applied, since it is an internal way of calling those chapels built all over the world, but also parts of the home, theRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, Fr. Rafael Amaya / María Fischer • “We have delivered this Wednesday, July 1, 270 bags of charity for needy families and we believe that it is God’s work, because we have seen fruits of conversion,” says Fr. Rafael Amaya in the brief video broadcast a few days ago. — Since Christmas of the first year of the pandemic, month by month “charity bags” are delivered in the Shrine of Quito, to people who lost their jobs or who never found one, people who are looking for food forRead More
barro
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • In rubber boots they are walking through ankle-deep mud. From time to time, they have to jump over a torrent of muddy water. But they do not stop. They continue to walk through the streets full of mud, a consequence of the flood that last Monday destroyed large parts of La Comuna, the poorest neighborhood in Quito. They are Fr. Rafael Amaya and some volunteers who are collecting telephone numbers and addresses of the victims, not getting their hands dirty – as Pope Francis always demandsRead More