México Tag

WYD2019, Maria Fischer • A church filled with young people wearing t-shirts from the international Schoenstatt Youth meetings in Costa Rica, several Pilgrim Mother images in front of the altar, Schoenstatt songs concluding with the belting out of the Franz Reinisch hymn, entrusting themselves to the Blessed Mother with the small consecration prayer recited by hundreds of people, more than 20 Schoenstatt priests from the altar, talks in four languages – a very, very warm welcome for the “owner of the house,” Fr. Rómulo Aguilar, to whom Fr. Esteban UriburuRead More
WYD2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • 25 chalices for the hosts, but they are actually trophies that have been transformed into something sacred by skillful hands. 300 Sandwiches. I don’t know how many cups of coffee, tea, juice, and I have lost count of the bowls of salad. Thousands of calls to airports, tourism agencies, buses, Uber.Hundreds of moments of listening, laughing, praying, cleaning bathrooms and tables. The Costa Rican family surpassed themselvees in welcoming the young people who have come to the shrine. And they were still arriving onRead More
MEXICO, Ana Echavarría Barrios • The Schoenstatt Family from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, experienced joy in one more year of the “Family to Family Apostolate. — “Family to Family” causes us to experience the true meaning of the Child’s birth in our hearts, and it helps us transform it into concrete works of love from our Shrine as a source of graces of apostolic sending forth and a beautiful bridge leading us to always be a Church reaching out.   The joy of Christmas on the faces of children andRead More
MEXICO, Ana Echavarría Barrios • During the summer family missions this year, from July 31 to August 5, seven families from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, visited the community of San Francisco, in Villa de Arriaga, accompanied by their own and other children: in total were sixty-eight missionaries, including two youths from the Boys’ Youth from the USA and Paraguay. — The community consisted of approximately 400 families made up of simple people who work in the fields (the milpa as they say), although others have immigrated to the United States.Read More
MÉXICO, by Claudia Ruiz and Rosario Rodríguez • Our Shrine in Monterrey, Mexico, is located on the highest mountain peak, and to reach it, we have to travel a rather challenging route softened somewhat by the spectacular panoramic views we enjoy. The route invites us to leave comfort behind, and depart on a spiritual and physical pilgrimage—finding ourselves in a place of peace and relishing the silence and love of Our Mother. Over the years, great physical, economic, and spiritual efforts have been made to conquer it and now, weRead More

Posted On 13.08.2018In Missions

Like the stars in the sky

MÉXICO, Brenda López Garza • It began with a yes. And before that, with a call. She called us because she wanted to work with our virtues, but also with our defects. She chose each one to complement the other and to be her hands for the project that she had in mind this year: to stay in a small community in Arramberri, Nuevo León, called “La Chona.”— Two years and the work of many people helping prepared the road; hearts that were joyful, but also expectant. We knew theRead More
MÉXICO/PARAGUAY, Lauro Cañete and Marguerite Beckers • Three years ago, we set a goal of saving money in order to travel to Mexico to visit a family of friends. At the end of last year, we made the decision, made our plans, and paid the fares. We communicated with our National Coordinators in the Ministry of Hope, Gustavo and Sandra Cortázar, who sent us a contact in Queretaro, Mexico, from people who had asked for information and material to begin the Ministry of Hope in that diocese. What began, asRead More
Maria Fischer • The small home printer could not keep up with all the many emails that came in the last week of Advent– let us remember that schoenstatt.org has no headquarters or office. So on 18, 19, 20 of December, a partial delivery of all these letters sent to the MTA in the Original Shrine was made filling the jar to the brim They came especially from Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, México, and Panamá – but also from the United States, Spain,Read More
MÉXICO, Gustavo Glez • The long-awaited date for the 1st National Gathering of Mexican Madrugadores arrived: it was the November 17-19, in the Shrine’s Training House: “Loyal heart of the Church” in Querétaro. It was a long awaited gathering for the Mexican Madrugadoros. It was a tremendous joy to meet as a community of men from different states of our beloved Mexico: Monterrey, Saltillo, Chihuahua, Torreón, and naturally, Querétaro. The participants had a great experience; they experienced great unity, fraternal solidarity, and training. It was spiritual, communitarian, with songs, andRead More
MEXICO, Ana Lucía González • On October 18, the Schoenstatt Family from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, in the southwest region of Mexico gathered around their wayside shrine. The large celebration was preceded by nine days of rosaries, Mass, and many families came on pilgrimage also including some communities, diocesan parishes, such as San José Terán, Santa Cruz Terán, San Martín de Porres, Immaculate Conception, and the Missionaries of the Living Christ religious community and the Archdiocesan Family Ministry. Like every year, pilgrims from Huixtán, Carranza, Las Trinitarias, Tonalá and even aRead More