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PANAMÁ, Fer Castro • The “Santa Marta” women’s group from Panama has been working very hard for several years to help strengthen Schoenstatt’s beginnings in that country. On 18 November 2016, the celebration of the first Covenant of Love group was held.  Twelve people (10 women and two men) sealed the Covenant of Love. (Photo above) A Pilgrim Mother celebration was held in the San Carlos community, province of Panama, on 18 October 2016, where pilgrims from Cabuya and Antón, Coclé province, have been participating in pilgrimages since 1993. ThereRead More
PARAGUAY, Amada Girett • “Mission accomplished Mother Thrice Admirable! Thank you for allowing us to be your little donkeys,” the missionaries from Santa Rita prayed upon arriving on pilgrimage on Sunday, November 12, at the Shrine of Terruño in Ciudad del Este. They renewed their missionary commitment, there was a census of the Pilgrim Mothers, and a group celebrated their Covenant of Love. Upon renewing the mission, they also prayed: “Just as one day you chose us to be your missionaries, today we continue to say, “Yes,” for one moreRead More
CHILE, Sr. M. Ivonne Latsague V.• Beneath a sky with sunny clouds and occasional drizzle singing “Mary is passing through here…” the missionaries arrived at the Ayinrehue Shrine in Temuco on pilgrimage from Valdivia, Vilcún, Cunco, Puerto Saavedra, Labranza, Angol, Victoria, Los Sauces, Padre Las Casas, Pillanlelbún, Carahue and other communities. They came for a regional gathering of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign. The Mother and Queen of Schoenstatt, the Great Missionary had convoked them to make a stop on the road, to gather the experiences of so many years ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Rosita Ciola • On Saturday, 11 March, the missionaries from the Diocese of Morón, in Greater Buenos Aires, met to begin this year’s activities. They began with Mass at St. James the Apostle of Haedo Church; Fr. Diego celebrated. In an atmosphere of profound devotion, the choir accompanied them; they expressed gratitude for the past year and prayed for their new year in which they will continue walking with Mary. After Mass, they shared coffee and sweet treats in the Borromeo School hall. They welcomed the missionaries who arrivedRead More
By Maria Fischer, with Ana Echevarría  and Mercedes Bonorino • It began with a wayside shrine; it was an incredibly simple wooden wayside shrine, with a plaque of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt. It is a wayside shrine, which on 8 December 1965, at the closing day of Vatican Council II, served as a fundamental stone for the symbolic blessing of the Schoenstatt International Shrine in Rome. A wayside shrine kept alive for decades, sometimes in great solitude and tested by fires, rain or heat, that desire and promiseRead More

Posted On 11.09.2016In Campaign

A Campaign awakening life

ARGENTINA, Stella Maris Fernández Lobbe and editorial team • It was with great joy that the annual gathering of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign took place on 27 August in Belén de Escobar, which belongs to the Diocese of Zárate-Campana, in the Buenos Aires’ province. Despite the bad weather, 170 missionaries from Buenos Aires and the Belgrano, Centro, Devoto, Flores, Colegio Mater areas, different parts of the Buenos Aires’ province: San Isidro, Morón, Pilar, Garin, San Justo, Mercedes-Luján, San Pedro, San Miguel, La Matanza, and other places attended with their usualRead More
PARAGUAY, by Julia González Mareco • The story begins in the Diocese of Encarnación, Itapúa department, Paraguay, by the Blessed Mother’s hand, and it begins with Luciana Ester Valenzuela de Roman, this family’s first missionary of great heroic childlikeness. Luciana took a Pilgrim Mother to her sister, Dionisia’s home, and she asked her to pray, to pray for her family, for everything, for the daughters that were to be given to her.  At that time, Dionisia did not know how to pray the Rosary, but in time, the Blessed MotherRead More
PARAGUAY, by Maria Fischer • When Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio opened the “Holy Door” of the Original Shrine on 13 December, he showed the two dimensions of mercy: “The first and basic dimension is the mercy of God the Father, ‘…a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness..’ (Exodus 34:6), which is repeatedly given to us, and which we repeatedly experience. The second dimension is our attitude of mercy to everyone, and in particular those who suffer. Two parables of Luke’s Gospel –Read More
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • The renewal of the missionary commitment was held on 8 December at Goya’s Our Lady of Itatí parish. The missionaries of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign from Goya committed to walk with her for another year in a heavenly atmosphere characterized by the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the gift of the start of the Year of Mercy. This beautiful ceremony was held during the 8:00 p.m. Holy Mass. Fr. Orlando celebrated before Jesus and the Blessed Mother of Itatí, who sheltered all their children inRead More
PARAGUAY, Mima Cardona and María Fischer • “When you want to know something else, just let me know; we have traveled and offered 57,680 km. [35,840.69 miles] for love of the MTA,” Mima Cardona wrote, when she was asked about the photos that were shared of the 18 October novena at the wayside shrines in the interior of Paraguay. She and her husband carry out the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in the interior of Paraguay, that is, in those places outside where Schoenstatt’s is largely concentrated such as Asunción, Ciudad delRead More