Itauguá Educational Center Tag

PARAGUAY, Javier Vera Brizuela • “I was in prison and you visited me…”(Matt. 25:36). For four years, a group of people has visited the Itaugua Educational Center (CEI) every Saturday. This is a place where minor boys are deprived of their freedom; in other words, it is a Juvenile Detention Center. Even it is only one person, the boys are visited and a ministry of accompaniment is carried out, so that they can be re-inserted into society once they are released from incarceration. This year theCatholic University Missions (MUC), foundedRead More
PARAGUAY, Ismelda Verónica Vázquez Gonzales and Agustín Saldívar Orrego • “Fr. Pedro Kühlcke celebrated at a Sunday Mass in Tupãrendá. After Mass, Fr. Pedro told us a little about the Prison Ministry at C.E. I. (Itauguá Educational Center), the juvenile detention center, and he invited us to participate, as only he can do it. I felt the message was for me and that it was an opportunity to serve, which could be, above all, a great apostolate, that I was having difficulty finding. I called Fr. Kühlcke and since thatRead More
PARAGUAY, by Laura Ruiz Díaz • On 24 December, Christmas Eve, the prison ministry along with Fr. Pedro Kühlcke went to the juvenile detention center, “Centro Educativo Itauguá” (CEI) [Itauguá Educational Center] to share Christmas snacks with the youths. The experience allowed me to live the true meaning of Christmas through every smiling face that graciously expressed gratitude for our presence, or in the tear-filled eyes of some, who, no matter how they tried to control a feeling of sadness, could not hide it. Thus the hugs were longer andRead More