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EL SALVADOR, Fr. José Luis Correa • In El Salvador, Blessed Bishop Oscar Romero’s small country, there has been Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign missionary groups for decades. There is also a Mother’ Branch group, two groups for young couples, and a group of young professionals just starting – the latter having sealed the founding at the tomb of Blessed Bishop Romero. Now another important bit of impressive news arrived regarding this country, Mauricio Salazar shared: “I am writing at Ana Mercedes Gutierréz’ suggestion informing you with the good news regarding the startRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • A few days ago, the Madrugadores from Nueve de Julio, in its namesake diocese, celebrated three years of uninterrupted madrugadas (daybreaks). To commemorate this, Bishop Ariel celebrated Holy Mass, and after the bishop’s talk, there was a barbecue with eighty-two Madrugadores in attendance including a birthday cake with three candles! A real celebration for the Blessed Mother. “Now, we are advocates to visit the different pastors from the dioceses to encourage them to form new groups,” they commented. “We want to sow Madrugadores praying to theRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti, with Analia Guaragna and Maria Fischer • The VIII National Gathering of Madrugadores was held August 19 – 21, in Nueve de Julio, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; a total of 226 were registered from ten provinces. Groups from the different parts of the country participated during the three sessions with the motto “Seeking Mary’s Shelter:” Corrientes, Entre Ríos, San Luis, La Rioja, San Juan, Jujuy, Mendoza, Comodoro Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and the diocesan groups from Coronel Charlone, Emilio Bunge, Los Toldos, Bragado, Pehuajó and the hostRead More
ARGENTINA, Analía Guaragna • 1,000 Hail Marys in Adoration were prayed on Sunday, 6 August, within the celebration of St. Domingo de Guzmán’s feast day, the patron of the Cathedral and of the Diocese of Nueve de Julio. The celebration was held at 6:00 p.m. at Fatima Parish within the framework of the 100 years of Mary’s apparition at Fatima and of the last day that this parish would be open, since it will be temporarily closed for repairs. On October 13, Fatima Parish, Nueve de Julio, will be elevatedRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • More than 200 men from all of Argentina and from Chile will meet in Nueve de Julio during the weekend of the 19-21, for the 8th National Gathering of the Madrugadores. The founders of los Madrugadores, Octavio Galarce (international) and Roberto Horat (Argentina) will participate. Moreover, speakers such as Bishop Ariel Torrado Mosconi, Bishop of Nueve de Julio, Fr. Guillermo Cassone, a Schoenstatt Father from Tucumán; Fr. Manolo Prieto, Marianist priest from Nueve de Julio; and Fr. Mamerto Meapace OSB will participate. The motto chosen forRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti and Maria Fischer • There are only weeks to go before the Argentinean Madrugadores’ huge 8th National Gathering, which will be 19 -21 August, in Nueve de Julio, 263 km southwest of Buenos Aires. The large, local Madrugadores group has been preparing everything for some time with plenty of dreams and enthusiasm, to offer others an unforgettable experience. They want it to be a real celebration around the Blessed Mother, and Madrugadores from everywhere are invited. Large groups from different points in the country have already confirmedRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • In the measure that the group of Madrugadores in Nueve de Julio, Argentina, which was founded in 2014, grew our illusion increased. With complete confidence, the Blessed Mother showed us the way. We began to focus on inviting those men, who had left the sacraments under different circumstances. In many cases, it was about broken marriages; in the group, they found a place to belong, a space where no one asks anyone questions. We are fortunate to have three people from another religion (the older brothers),Read More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti • There is a large group of Madrugadores in Nueve de Julio, a city in the northwest of the Buenos Aires, Argentina region, where Servant of God, Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio, was born in 1920. He was the first Latin American to serve in the Roman Curia at the time of the establishment of the cardinal list, and he was president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity for many years (1984-1996). A man of profound theological and spiritual culture, Cardinal Pironio distinguished himself for his affability,Read More
COSTA RICA, Derek Monturiol • Sunday, 19 March at 5:00 a.m. on the Feast of St. Joseph, outside the Family of Hope Shrine where the doors were closed, it was still dark.  More than forty men met along with Fr. Carlos Cox and Octavio Galarce, founder of the Madrugadores, who visited us from Chile for the blessing of the Shrine that was held the previous day. We prayed the morning consecration kneeling at the foot of the Shrine… “Father I may awake with new strength to rekindle my love. LetRead More
Today Octavio Galarce Barrera responds: He belongs to the Schoenstatt Family from Rancagua, Chile, and he is a member of the Chilean Men’s Federation, a national adviser of the Men’s Branch and founder of the Madrugadores [Daybreakers] • Almost a year into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love, what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, the world, and in our mission? Loyal to our Father’s charism and the task entrusted to us, taking upRead More