La Plata Tag

Navidad Solidaria 2022
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • Once again, and it has been 21 years since 2001, we once again celebrated Christmas in solidarity and at 1:30 a.m. we gathered in the shrine of La Plata with a group of 130 young people from the Archdiocese and the Movement. Inspired by the motto “Be light on the way”, we went out to share Christmas with those who cannot celebrate it with anyone because they are homeless or work at night. — Divided into groups of 6 to 8 people, we wentRead More
Matrimonio Oviedo, jefes de la Pastoral del Santuario
ARGENTINA, Graciela and Víctor Oviedo •  From the Shrine of Liberation in La Plata we have been working for some years to offer an authentic service to the pilgrims who pass through our “Little Chapel of Grace”, as the first sodalists called the shrine. — Places of grace for the whole church, for all the People of God We have some convictions: the Schoenstatt Shrines must fulfill their mission as places of grace for the whole Church. This implies making the shrines places of permanent pilgrimage. For every pilgrim, theRead More
Obra Familiar La Plata
ARGENTINA, Pamela and Álvaro Pagalday, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • On Saturday, October 15th, couples who are members of the League, Institute and Federation of the Region of Father’s Liberation met at the Schoenstatt Family House in the city of La Plata, to recall the history of the beginnings of the Family Work in La Plata and, as the coordinators of the meeting, Pamela and Álvaro Pagalday, said, to remember and to project ourselves forward as a family. — Representatives of each branch told us about the rich and valuableRead More
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