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PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Maria Fischer • “Take the image of the Blessed Mother and give her a place of honor in your homes. Thus your homes will become small shrines, in which that image of grace will pour out its graces, generate a holy family land, and form holy family members.” In 1947 in Santa Maria, Brazil, when Father Kentenich wrote this statement, a statement that has been emblematic for Home Shrines as well as for the Pilgrim MTA’s visit in homes, he couldn’t have imagined that one dayRead More
PARAGUAY, Andrés Romero • On 25 December, the day we recall Jesus’ birth, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Asunción joyfully re-inaugurated their training house after many months of planning and prayer. But why re-inaugurate? For those who do not know, on 7 September 2016, there was a sad event: a short circuit in one of the rooms caused a fire that, although it was quickly controlled, affected the entire structure of the house, because of the black smoke and the heat of the fire. Despite this misfortune, the Blessed MotherRead More
CHILE, Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of Movement in Chile • The forest fires that have affected a large part of Chile for several days prompted Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of the Movement Chile to send a letter to Schoenstatters (in Chile and abroad) on the Feast of the Presentation. He asks for help with prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity, as well as to let all Schoenstatters and people who want to help know. “Indeed, we saw the article, “Covenant Solidarity with Chile,” published on your website, whichRead More
100 HOUSES, Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • We are advancing…on the road towards Christmas We, a searching people, a people of waiting, a people of hope… We are advancing…on the road toward Christmas Guided by a star, a star of peace and of solidarity… We are advancing …on the road toward Christmas A single desire guides our steps: to find a child, to find the smile of a child, to find the humanity of a child… We are advancing …on the road toward Christmas Hands extending toward others, theRead More
PARAGUAY, by Maria Fischer • “Lord, bless this house and fill it with your earthly goods. Protect your servants from all negative situations…” I have heard this blessing so many times in the homes of my friends and family. It never touched me as deeply as it did on that sunny morning on 5 May, on the outskirts of Luque, during the blessing of the humble home of my 18-year old friend Ángel (name changed), a single storey house with a small kitchen for this four-person family, who struggle toRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer and Ani Souberlich • “I want to be very clear. There is no social or moral justification, no justification whatsoever for lack of housing. There are many unjust situations, but we know that God is suffering with us, experiencing them at our side. He does not abandon us,” Pope Francis said in his encounter with homeless people in Washington. “Jesus not only wanted to show solidarity with every person. He not only wanted every person to experience his companionship, his help, his love. He identified with allRead More
FRANCIS IN THE UNITED STATES • From the great speech to the1 United States Congress to homeless people. “The images of Francis on the TV here show how much he is in contact with the people,” commented Claudia Echenique from Argentina during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. “Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters,” said the Pope in his meeting with homeless people at the Charitable Centre of St. Patrick’s Parish in Washington. “You make me think of Saint Joseph. YourRead More
CHILE, Los Pinos, by Isidora González • Reñaca Más Alto is a social project that was born in 2010, at the hands of a group of University Boys’ Youth from Los Pinos: they are youths who are concerned about doing social work with the desire to build humanly and materially, with a committed spirit and generous hearts, they have the gaze of leaders, youths who not only saw a reality that was completely different from theirs just meters from their homes, a reality of which they decided to become aRead More