La Plata Tag

Saladillo
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • Today, Sunday, July 17, the Family Missions begin in the city of Saladillo, Province of Buenos Aires, where the missionaries, who are leaving from the Shrine of La Plata, will be until Sunday, July 24. — Saladillo is a city in the Diocese of Azul, in the province of Buenos Aires, with about 40,000 inhabitants, and it has already had missions of the Schoenstatt Youth from La Plata and from the Shrine of Los Olmos, in Pilar, among others, in previous years. As inRead More
Consagración
POPE FRANCIS – PRAYER FOR PEACE, Editors • At St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, more than 3,000 people watched the ceremony, while another 2,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 25, the Feast of the Incarnation of the Lord, to support Pope Francis’ initiative. Another gesture by the Pope to end the war. Another strong appeal from Francis to end the conflict “that makes everyone suffer.” All over the world, the faithful gathered in different ways for a global prayer. Also in the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, as inRead More
P. Antonio Cosp
Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio – Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers • I met Fr. Antonio while he was still a deacon in the parish of La Merced in La Plata; I was in my last year of high school and I had not known Schoenstatt for very long. Very soon he invited me to my first Boys’ Youth camp – in Rio de los Sauces, January 1972, where he asked me to prepare a talk. The topic: what is a Schoenstatt leader. He helped me prepare the talk andRead More
Lombardi
ARGENTINA, Carlos Ricciardi • Last Sunday, Juan Carlos Lombardi of the second course of the Family Federation of Argentina passed away. On February 22, in a Mass at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish in La Plata, his family, his parish and his large Schoenstatt Family expressed gratitude for the life of this apostle. — He was a Federation brother and friend of many years with whom we shared tasks, adventures, and dreams. He was a great guy, a Catholic, a good husband and father of a family. Cheerful… aRead More
La Plsata San Pedro
ARGENTINA, Pamela Pagalday / Maria Fischer • On this Covenant Day, September 18, Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Gonzalez enthroned in the Shrine of La Plata (the shrine under the shadow of the cathedral) the image of St. Peter, who reminds us to follow Christ and invites us to serve and love the Church, in harmony and covenant with Pope Francis who today is Peter among us. — The original image of St. Peter (given by the German family in 1965) was stolen during this pandemic. But, Bishop Jorge Gonzalez at theRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • There are many ways to remember each year on September 15, the anniversary of Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s death, and this year, it will be in the context of the shocks of the pandemic and a serious questioning of the person of Fr. Kentenich and his family’s relationship with him. It can be done, as always, with Masses, with prayers, with marathons of memories, videos and photos… or, with an Episcopal ordination. By placing the life of a Schoenstatter and thus have a whole Movement at theRead More
ARGENTINA, María Fischer • “I entrust myself to your prayers and closeness to live this new mission with joy…”, Father Jorge González wrote to me on the afternoon of the day of the announcement of his appointment as auxiliary bishop of his native diocese, La Plata, where he has been working as  a pastor and rector of the cathedral for a little more than a year, with the great pastoral project of “sanctifying the cathedra”l. A half hour after the simultaneous announcement in Rome and Argentina, an article about “our”Read More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer with material from AICA and the Holy See Press Office • The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Jorge Esteban González, Rector of the Cathedral and General Pro-Vicar of the Archdiocese of La Plata (Argentina), as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese, assigning him the head office of Alesa.  Father Jorge is a member of the Schoenstatt Federation of Diocesan Priests and from 2007 to 2018 he was the National Councilor of the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth in Argentina. — Fr. Jorge Esteban González, 53 years old, from La Plata,Read More
HOERDE – AND NOW WHAT?, Prof. Dr. Alejandro Blanco Araujo, La Plata, Argentina • Dear Schoenstatt Family! Today ́s reflection begins with our experience in the Federation of Priests, which today has reached a goal for which we all have longed for a long time. —   Today, exactly 100 years to the day after the foundation of the first Apostolic Federation of Schoenstatt – and only now – the priests of various regions of the worldwide Federation of Priests have formally and officially decided to found the International Federation ofRead More
Catedral de La Plata
ARGENTINA, Fr. Jorge González / María Fischer • We are sitting in a well-lit corner, in front of the living quarters of the new parish priest at the Cathedral of La Plata, Fr. Jorge González, of the Priests’ Federation in Argentina. He took up his position a few weeks ago and is already working at full steam to “enshrine the cathedral,” as he described it, referring to a famous expression by Cardinal Bergoglio, today Pope Francis. Without having planned it, María Teresa and Daniel Martino and I witnessed one ofRead More