Mass Tag

BRASIL, Renate Dekker and Mechthild Jahn • Last Sunday (03.03.2019), the first Holy Mass was celebrated in front of the Sisters of Mary’s house, where the altar for the future Santa Catarina Shrine will be located. This is also another surprise from God. Normally the Sunday Mass is celebrated in the afternoon in a tent on the large grounds of the Mother Thrice Admirable and Queen. But because it was so hot —and not many people were expected— the Mass was moved up to the Sisters’ House. When the priestRead More
COSTA RICA, Hugo García • Daybreak was the usual cold, February dawn, but also, beautiful. We had everything ready since Saturday night to welcome the Madrugadores, who along with their families, confirmed they would come and share this special celebration with us— the first anniversary celebration of the Madrugadores from the Costa Rican Shrine.— For several days, we kept a great joy and expectation for the determined confirmation of the brothers, who like us, came every dawn to tell the Blessed Mother that we love her and that we wantRead More
PARAGUAY, Sandra Lezcano • Today my alarm clock rang three hours earlier than usual. I had to do my work at the office so I could leave early for Tupãrenda. Early on, my cell phone’s screen displayed a number of messages on social media that needed to be read. There was no doubt that it was a special day. I greeted the Blessed Mother in my Home Shrine telling her about my plans to leave work early so I could visit her in the afternoon at the Tupãrenda Shrine. IRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett with Maria Fischer • Santa Rita, the Alto Paraná city that has two wayside shrines (both are already a part of the digital mosaic of the Original Pilgrim Mother in Belmonte’s Joao Pozzobon Hall), experienced a visit by the Auxiliary MTA to the missionaries’ homes. Although it is the midst of summer vacation and it was very hot, this visit was a good reason to prepare for the renewal of the Covenant of Love with greater anticipation. Joy cannot be contained On the first 18th of theRead More
ROME/BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • Along with World Youth Day in Krakow, Mother Teresa’s canonization on 4 September is considered the greatest event of this Holy Year of Mercy. Within the context of the Jubilee of Mercy, Mother Teresa’s canonization motto is “Bearer of God’s tender and merciful love.” The Missionaries of Charity prepared a program that contemplates a series of liturgical celebrations and activities during the days before and after the canonization, as well as the opportunity for the faithful to venerate the relics of the one who willRead More
WYD2016 by Sebastián Denis and Maria Fischer • “Very tired, very impressed.” This is how the Schoenstatt Boys Youth of Paraguay introduced themselves on their return journey from the World Youth Day in Krakow. For many of them, it was their first WYD, and it had a powerful impact on them when they say the large number of youth, the flags, testimonials, songs, joy in faith, shared with thousands of youth from every country. Some have been once, twice, or three times. It is always incredible. And it seems thatRead More
PARAGUAY, by Johana and Horacio Chávez Tottil • It was a chilly morning in Tupãrenda, but it was sunny. From the beginning of Holy Mass in Most Holy Trinity Church, the warmth of the youths’ was evident with the Girls’ Youth flags during the procession and they were present during the liturgy, because this Holy Mass was a “conquest” of the Girls’ Youth from the Dioceses of San Lorenzo and Caácupé. The women who followed Jesus Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, the Girls’ Youth adviser, celebrated this Mass and in the homily,Read More
PARAGUAY, by Mima Cardona – “Mass on 1 May at Tupãrenda” (8) • On a Sunday like many God our Father gives us. On the first Sunday of May, it was very cold; there was a blue sky and a radiant sun, in which the warmth of love overcomes the cold morning. We are already well-accustomed to Fr. Antonio’s homilies where he always highlights the love of God and our Mother and Queen who shelters us in her maternal heart, giving us the warmth of a home. This time heRead More
PARAGUAY, Mónica Enciso Arrúa – “Mass on 1 May in Tupãrenda (5)” • On the way to the Santa Maria de la Trinidad church to celebrate Sunday Mass, we were chatting with other members of the Professional Branch about the Seminar on Kentenich Communication about the gifts that some saints and priests have of laying hands and healing the sick. At the time, this was one of many conversations we had during our retreat. Arriving at the church, I was taken aback by the large and beautiful image over theRead More
GERMANY, Schoenstatt Center, Würzburg Marienhöhe, Wolfgang Fella • This year, another retreat was held for families with children preparing for First Communion at Marienhöhe , Würzburg with the motto: “Jesus loves you!” Right from the start upon arriving in Würzburg, the participants’ places of origin in the diocese were made known by the many signs posted with the names of their cities. Families arrived from everywhere with their children to take the opportunity to prepare for the next celebration in a pleasant atmosphere. Straight from the heart First, they hadRead More