Ministry of Hope Tag

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

Posted On 23.08.2017In Projects

A balm for wounds

PARAGUAY, Gustavo Cortázar • “Un bálsamo para las heridas” (“A Balm for Wounds”) is a bedside guidebook, which attempts to encourage every divorced couple in a new union (Spanish acronym SENU), to know that Christ loves them, that God has a project for these new unions. God is a good father who wants the good of his children. When he sees them suffering so much, he wants to see the Church help and show them the road of salvation. Thus Tuesday, 6 June was a day of celebration for theRead More
PARAGUAY, Margarita Beckers and Lauro Cañete • The first Ministry of Hope spiritual retreat in the Diocese of Encarnación, Paraguay took place on July 1st and 2nd.  The Ministry of Hope is an apostolate of the Catholic Church favoring those faithful who have divorced or separated and are forming a new family. The Ministry of Hope’s origin emerged in the Schoenstatt Movement under the guidance of Fr. Antonio Cosp and some Schoenstatt families – on May 30, 2006 – in the National Schoenstatt Shrine at Tupãrenda, Ypacaraí near Asunción.  SinceRead More
PARAGUAY, by Víctor and Stella Domínguez • As of May 30, 2016, the Ministry of Hope for divorced persons in a new relationship was 10 years old.  These have been years of many graces and blessings.  Blessed Mother opened her arms to embrace many people during these 10 years. We lovingly remember that first meeting in the Youth Shrine [Santuario Joven] where on a day like this past May 30th, we began our walk hand in hand with Jesus who gave us his blessing through dear Father Antonio who isRead More
PARAGUAY, Ayolas, by Papito and Chiquita Martín • Ayolas is a city located approximately two hours by car from Encarnación in southern Paraguay close to the towns of Santiago de las Misiones, San Juan Bautista and San Ignacio.  It was a simple fishing village located on the edge of the Paraná River that was completely transformed by the construction of the Yacyretá hydroelectric power plant, with modern infrastructures that converted it into Misiones region’s most modern city. Since the beginning of the Family Branch’s founding at Ayolas, couples have askedRead More
PARAGUAY, Diocese of Encarnación, Rodolfo and Julia Widmann • Since we learned about the “Pastoral de la Esperanza”, Ministry of Hope, in October, 2008, our desire for this directive to reach the Diocese of Encarnación has never diminished. It was officially established in April, 2009. The support of Fr. Gilberto Penayo, the pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, at that time, and that of the couples, who gave their unconditional “Yes” to the great mission that Saint John Paul II indicated in section Nº 84 of his Encyclical (1981) Familiaris Consortio,Read More