Men’s Branch Tag

COSTA RICA, Sergio Esquivel • Thursday, 14 March 2019, a new group of the Schoenstatt’s Men’s Branch began in the Costa Rican province of Cartago. — A group comprised of eighteen men, a large majority from the Madrugadores, all are very motivated to give their YES to the Queen Mother.  Two years ago, the first group of Madrugadores was founded in Cartago, and many them are now the founders of the Men’s Branch. The foundation process has been marked by testimonies.  For example, “I joined the Madrugadores, and I quitRead More
CHILE, Luis Valdebenito Celedón • The Men’s Branch from Los Ángeles has chosen to carry out a concrete and very meritorious apostolate from its’ beginnings. They visit the Mulchén Preventive Detention Center every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. Currently between fifteen to twenty inmates – out of 150 – benefit from this apostolate. — In December, Bishop Felipe Bacarreza confirmed ten inmates in the Preventive Detention Center Chapel. Gendarmerie authorities, relatives of the confirmands, and the prison population attended the ceremony. The Blessed Mother established herself in the Preventive DetentionRead More
CHILE, Grupo Abba [Abba Group] • Fifty men gathered in Campanario Shrine to crown Mary as their Mother and Educator with the mission that she “send us” joyfully to fulfill our obligations in loyalty to God the Father according to His will. All the places and cities where the Men’s Branch exists in Chile were represented at the crowning conference: Quillota, Viña: Los Pinos, Agua Santa, Santiago: Campanario, Bellavista, Providencia, Nuevo Belén, Rancagua, Los Angeles that was represented by Carlos and Luis Benítez… Queen of our Branch and Queen of ourRead 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
PORTUGAL, by Helder Castro Valente • With the great leader of the Rosario de Hombres in Brasil [Men’s Rosary in Brazil], Father Michael Lancaster’s encouragement, on June 18, 2001, the day on which 35 years of the Father and Founder’s conference about the re-founding (or the new founding) of the Men’s Branch was commemorated, an idea emerged to found the Men’s League in Portugal in the shadow of the Restelo Shrine (Cenacle of Father’s Family) in Lisbon. Just as with all of God’s projects, we had to let things takeRead More