Good Shepherd Tag

WYD2019, María Fischer • What a fatherly face, the face of a good shepherd, a face of solidarity, Pope Francis’ face as he listened to the testimony of this young boy at the Las Garzas Detention Centre for Minors in Pacora. Pope Francis is with his favorite people, with those in one of the existential peripheries where he urges Christians to go. One of these existential peripheries where Schoenstatters from various countries go are pastoral ministries to prisons, like the “Visitation of Mary” prison ministry, and the Casa Madre deRead More
PARAGUAY, Cristina Velázquez • For the past three years, the Schoenstatt Women’s Professional Branch has lived a “Church reaching out,” visiting prisoners in the “Good Shepherd” women’s prison in Asunción. Pope Francis is “responsible” for this daring outreach.— Toward the periphery – ten minutes from the shrine In 2015, the team was looking for an apostolate with high impact. Pope Francis’ words to the Schoenstatt Family during the Rome audience in 2014 still echoed within them, when he recommended not to remain “combing sheep,” instead go out to seek theRead More
PARAGUAY, by Víctor and Stella Domínguez • As of May 30, 2016, the Ministry of Hope for divorced persons in a new relationship was 10 years old.  These have been years of many graces and blessings.  Blessed Mother opened her arms to embrace many people during these 10 years. We lovingly remember that first meeting in the Youth Shrine [Santuario Joven] where on a day like this past May 30th, we began our walk hand in hand with Jesus who gave us his blessing through dear Father Antonio who isRead More

Posted On 12.05.2016In Francis - Message

The Good Shepherd

FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • During the General Audience on 4 May in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis once again condemned the throwaway culture and emphasized that God does not act according to this culture’s parameters, but rather as the Good Shepherd – who does not resign himself to losing even one of his sheep – he goes out in search for each one of his children, especially the greatest sinners and the most abandoned. He goes out to meet the lost sheep…”God’s action is thatRead More
PARAGUAY, PRISON MINISTRY “Visitación de Maria”, by Sergio Galeano y Roberto González • Each Saturday, there is a celebration at Centro Educativo Itauguá (CEI)detention center for teens that we do not want to miss. Moreover each celebration is different, a good time is guaranteed, and one meets new people. “Good afternoon boys, how are you?” is the traditional greeting at the beginning of the gathering. “Blessed!” they always strongly respond. “Do you know what we are going to do today?” we ask. “Yes, catechesis!” one of them responds. And theyRead More