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madrugadores Córdoba
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa • The Madrugadores, in Cordoba, gathered last night at the Eucharist to celebrate their first ten years since that November 17, 2012 when they began their early mornings of prayer and, since then, their biweekly meetings have never been interrupted. As they say, “many of us have not come to all the madrugadas but MARY… She has never missed any of them!”. Fr. Juan José Riba, currently 700 km from Cordoba, did not want to miss the event and celebrated a heartfelt Mass of thanksgiving. — Inside…Read More
Guatemala
GUATEMALA, Edgar Tórtola • Edgar Tórtola tells his real story of how he met the Madrugadores in El Salvador and how he was instrumental in their founding in Guatemala. — I am Guatemalan, but I was fortunate to work in El Salvador for 27 years at the cement company Holcim until I retired four years ago. At Holcim, I had the opportunity to work with Vinicio Reyes when I was in the concrete department, and little by little we realized that we needed to get closer to God. So, IRead More
Madrugadores Córdoba
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa •  In the midst of a pandemic and forced quarantine, the Madrugadores of the Holy Christ began their community with an enthusiasm that only Mary and the Holy Christ can inspire. With a paced growth, these men have great goals and not a few achievements. Their dream: to continue to grow and reach more men’s hearts! — God acts through second causes A visit to the then Archbishop of Córdoba, Mons. Carlos José Ñañez, motivated the Secretary of the Audience to express her interest in having MadrugadoresRead More
Congreso de Hombres
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González • In September 2019, the second International Congress of the “Men’s Column” – Schoenstatt’s men’s communities – was held in Santiago de Chile, with Paraguay designated as the venue for the third edition of the Congress. — The Congress in 2022 will be held on August 19, 20 and 21 at the Tupãrenda Retreat House. It is a great joy and challenge to host this Congress that brings together all the branches and communities of the Schoenstatt Men’s Column in one place to create moments ofRead More
Tabor-Heiligtum auf dem Marienberg
GERMANY, Peter Hagmann • Our time is characterized by individual concepts of life – we find it important to create connections and relationships between all the men’s communities of Schoenstatt (… and perhaps beyond?). For us, “Marienberg” is the symbol and place of our founder’s “vision” of a new Christian social order through the man ‘Puer et Pater’. Therefore, the invitation to the “Marienberg – Forum”. — “What is the “Marienberg?” – Probably not only Schoenstatters from outside Germany are asking themselves now. Marienberg is the mountain, or more precisely,Read More
San José
ARGENTINA, Juan Eduardo Villarraza • In this year of St. Joseph when Pope Francies invites us to see him from different perspectives, I decided to share my testimony of how I have experienced this closeness and fatherly presence of male tenderness through four people who have shaped my life: my grandfather, my dad, Fr. Kentenich, and St. John Paul II. — In Schoenstatt, we are used to hearing that the voices of the times are the voice of God. And if we add to this what our founder said, thatRead More
Joseph Challenge
JOSEPH’S-CHALLENGE 2021 | Klaus Wittmann, GERMANY• The Joseph Challenge 2021 by Schoenstatt.org, only for men: Men from different vocations in the Covenant of Love, from different countries and generations are challenged by Pope Francis’ letter, Patris Corde, about Joseph, his “reflections on this extraordinary figure who is so close to each one of us humanly.” They get involved in sharing what impresses and motivates them most about the figure of St. Joseph and the Holy Father’s letter about him. Today it is Klaus Wittmann from Germany, active with the InternationalRead More
CHILE/MADRUGADORES INTERNACIONAL, Octavio Galarce •  On Wednesday morning, the 29th, we Madrugadores felt a great joy, when we received the response of Pope Francis to a letter in which we told him that on Saturday, May 2nd, more than 300 communities from 16 countries: Portugal, Spain, Germany, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Chile, would unite spiritually with him – and with each other – by participating “live” through Zoom, YouTube Madrugadores Chile, and YouTube from the Vatican, inRead More
CHILE, Luis Alberto Bravo • What an extraordinary experience! Half a thousand men kneel at the feet of the Blessed Sacrament, in silence, without mobile phones, without noise, without discomfort, without protests, without nervous laughter. Had I had a better ear, I would only have heard 580 hearts beat faster in this personal encounter with our mother and her son. The Holy Spirit blew over the Madrugadores and filled them with new life, enthusiasm and group spirit. It is not a local event, but an American embrace. Eighty communities fromRead More
USA, Abel Gonzalez, Maria Fischer • “I know that this is a sacrifice but just know many blessings will come out of it. Please let other people know …” With this clear challenge a few days ago, Abel Gonzalez sent off the information and invitation to the 50th Annual Schoenstatt Boys’ Walk, from the Wayside Shrine at 2309 Marguerite Street, Corpus Christi, to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Lamar, Texas. This year`s walk is scheduled for July 13th and 14th. — A little history and an invitation Forty-nine years ago, fourRead More