Mission Tag

ARGENTINA, Francisco Verdaguer • It is with great joy that I announce a new wayside shrine dedicated to our Blessed Mother in the El Algarrobal neighborhood of Mendoza. During the last three years, we have the developed the Vía Iesum University Missions of the Schoenstatt Youth from Mendoza in that area. — The Vía Iesum Missions, which means Jesus’ Way, began in the year 2012 and they were carried out during Holy Week, with the slogan of sharing a different Holy Week, accompanying Jesus and Mary during the saddest days,Read More
PARAGUAY, Diego Lugo Osorio • On the last day of the Catholic University Missions (MUC, for its abbreviation in Spanish) I went with my brothers to mission a little further than we had previously done, since we wanted to visit the greatest number of families and homes possible. By the end of the day, right about our return time, we entered what “we considered” our last home to visit. Since it was the last one, we took a little longer than usual. Just as we were leaving and preparing toRead More
ITALY/UNIVERSAL CHURCH, Schoenstatt.org with the Sant’Egidio Press Office • “Dear friends, thank you very much for your friendship and affection. We are sending you the German translation of the address by Pope Francis and Prof. Andrea Riccardi on the 50th anniversary of the Sant’Egidio Community.” This was the message sent to Schoenstatt.org by Cesare Zucconi, the Secretary General of the Sant’Egidio Community on the morning of 13 March, on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election.  “The poor are your treasure,” is the central focus of Pope Francis’ message. ThatRead More
VENEZUELA, Xiomara Pilar Mora Roma and Maria Fischer • “Good day! My name is Xiomara; I live in Valencia, Venezuela.  I would like to know if there is a Pilgrim Mother in this city, or if it is possible to have one. I have known about this title for several years. Some friends from Spain introduced her to me through a Whatsapp prayer group, and since then I have identified myself with her. Recently a sister-in-law gave me a medal brought from Argentina, but here in Venezuela I have neverRead More
POPE FRANCIS’ANGELUS , editorial team • Pope Francis opened the registration for JMJ Panamá 2019.  At that moment Ricardo “Riki” Villalba, a member of the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Paraguay was beside the Pope with Tablet in hand, literally his “right hand”: he has been living in Rome for almost a year as a missionary within the context of project  “Misión Roma” (“Mission Rome”), an initiative of support for the growth of the Schoenstatt Youth in Rome.  Tablet in hand and with a smile brimming with happiness, clicking (three times)Read More
SPAIN, Vicky Forn • At the beginning of 1999, we spoke with Fr. Carlos Padilla about the possibility of undertaking some kind of social work as Schoenstatters in Madrid. During his year as a seminarian, he had worked in Puente Alto in Santiago, Chile, in a very disadvantaged area where María Ayuda had a school, and he was enthused with the idea. In May 1999, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the 31st of May, many of us were in Bellavista, and we learned more about the initiativesRead More
PARAGUAY, Sady Fleitas • The IPS Mission had its annual closing on Saturday, 2 December, the eve of the first Sunday of Advent. We visited eight floors of the Central Hospital of the Social Security Institute (IPS) in Asunción taking the Eucharistic Jesus and his Mother, the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother, with us. We were accompanied by the missionaries from the St. Pio Parish. That day we saw the most defenseless children, babies and children ages 2 to 12, who suffer from pneumonia, broken bones, surgeries and illnesses, whose parents giveRead More
PARAGUAY, Agr. Eng. Martin Pereira Ortiz • At present the entire world is experiencing climate change, heat or cold spikes, hurricanes, violent rain, hailstorms, or prolonged droughts are happening more often. These natural disasters increase as a result of the imbalance we cause, or being realistic, what we previously called weather phenomena will be natural disasters in the future. In Paraguay, a small country of South America, a group of Agricultural Engineers, all of them Schoenstatters, united to contribute our knowledge, our hands and above all our covenant culture, toRead More
ARGENTINA, Alicia Granieri • In Alférez Pedro San Martín, a town never actually took shape. Its life revolves around the train station where the train no longer comes, and the small population is dispersed. This spot, in the Partido de Bahía Blanca, south of the Province of Buenos Aires, is a horticultural area irrigated by the Sauce Chico River, which justifies having an elementary and pre-school. Leonardo Klein is a teaching assistant at the school, and he knows all the people’s spiritual needs living there. The majority are families fromRead More
POPE FRANCIS with Schoenstatt, Maria Fischer • Three years and a day since the jubilee audience in Paul VI Hall, on 26 October, that audience when Pope Francis gave us the motto for Schoenstatt’s second century: a culture of encounter is a covenant culture, and this creates solidarity. Casa Santa Marta’s chapel doors were opened to the members of the International Schoenstatt Presidency gathered in Rome at their annual gathering. They had the privilege of participating in the Holy Father’s Morning Mass. “It was impressive to see the change inRead More