Home Shrine Tag

COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa, Gonzalo Vega and Maria Fischer • G61, G62, G63, G64… The Schoenstatt Family Work in Costa Rica continues growing in the number of groups, the number of apostolic activities, and in depth.   As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida!   Life is good! — Two retreats took place at the same time on Saturday, March 2nd, at the Family of Hope Shrine in Costa Rica, and many people were blessed. The families of G44, “Forging Hope”, met for the Blessing of their Home Shrines.Read More
PK4U, Glaucia Ramirez • Glaucia Ramírez, a Brazilian, lives in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. She and her husband are members of the first course of Family Federation in this region. A few months ago, she joined the schoenstatt.org team of collaborators. It is understood that a certain amount of madness is necessary to work with this schoenstatt.org adventure…This is how Glaucia offered to make a one-thousand-kilometer trip through all of Paraguay, just to meet the managing director of schoenstatt.org. But it became a special encounter with Fr. Kentenich, with theRead More
PK4U – Father Kentenich for the Home Shrine, Maria Fischer • Fr. Kentenich present, close to his spiritual children, close to the apostolic works, the missionary projects is a must … Father’s statues emerged around the centenary of his birth, in 1985, made in bronze, a material that permits every detail to be expressed with the greatest precision and sensitivity, down to the smallest detail. An artist of high professionalism and personal closeness with Fr. Kentenich, since he knew and experienced him personally. Within the context of the fifty yearsRead More
PARAGUAY, Naty and Gustavo Insfran • The year that we were at the home shrine level was very special for us, since we were chosen as group leaders, and we lived it very intensely. Since last March, we proposed preparing our home shrine, and we handcrafted it with our daughters, involving the whole family. We decided to build the little home for the Blessed Mother ourselves, and once it was finished, we began the task of conquering the symbols, thus each one gave their little grain of sand toward itsRead More
BRAZIL, Sueli Vilarinho • The Schoenstatt Family League from Jaraguá, in São Paulo/SP held its traditional Home Shrine Day on jubilee Sunday, April 15. It was a gathering as a family with Jesus and Mary.  — Motivated by seventy years of the Santa Maria Letter (written by Fr. Joseph Kentenich and considered the Founding Document for the Schoenstatt Family Work and Home Shrine, the older couples opened their doors to younger League families. Besides celebrating the day in each home and thanking the Mother and Queen for all the graces,Read More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez Aguilar de Monturiol • The triduum activities commemorating the blessing of the first Costa Rican Schoenstatt Shrine, “Family of Hope,” were a gift for the Church. A fair was held beneath the intense hot Costa Rican summer sun…it was a family and pedagogical celebration. The event’s name was: “Encounter with Schoenstatt…together for the family” united the different family Branches and Schoenstatt apostolates.  United they demonstrated the family work during the weekend. The objective was to make a contribution of the Family Work to the Church andRead More
PARAGUAY, Montse and Roberto Ramírez • We are Montse and Roberto Ramírez, we have been married for twelve years, we have two daughters, Sophia and Emma, ages 8 and 6. We have also belonged to the large Schoenstatt Family for six years. Today after living and feeling ourselves in Covenant with Mary, especially since we feel her special presence in our home through our Home Shrine (HS), we can say nothing other than “Thank You…” and we are more and more convinced that she is our security and our roadRead More
PARAGUAY, by Oscar Sandoval • When I became acquainted with María Teresa and Benjamín Cálcena’s Home Shrine and I heard them tell its story, I asked them if they could give their testimony about it. In that respect, Tere commented that in order to understand what their Home Shrine means to them, it is important to tell the story of how they entered the Movement: María Teresa tells her history My father was very ill, and they gave us a picture of the Pilgrim Mother so that she would accompanyRead More
By Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “Thirty more stars were blessed on Friday, 12 May for the carpet of stars located at the north entrance of the Cologne Cathedral. The twenty-five small and the five large stars were donated this spring,” this was Cologne’s Domradio radio message. Among them, there was also a star from 1. FC Köln soccer team, the ‘Kölner Dom’ cultural foundation related. With the star of 1. FC Köln, two of Cologne’s passions grow closer: the cathedral and soccer,” commented Fr. Gerd Bachner, Provost ofRead More
GUATEMALA, Marta Cristina Pérez and Maria Fischer • The small and very active Schoenstatt Family from Esquipulas, Guatemala, just produced a nice video titled: “What is Schoenstatt?” where several members of this family gave brief testimonies about what Schoenstatt is for each one of them. Selfie of the radio team How is the life and apostolate of the Schoenstatt Family in Esquipulas? There are several Home Shrines, a great deal of parish activity, the Rosary Campaign, Couple and youth groups… Every Saturday, at 7:00 p.m., the Movement’s youths meet inRead More