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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
POPE FRANCIS TO THE MISSIONARIES • Pope Francis surprised more than 3,000 young people and adults who were taking part in the Fourth National Meeting of Missionary Groups in Santiago de Estero by giving them a message. He encouraged them to “continue building a Church that reaches out, solidarity groups that work to transmit this joy that the Lord has placed in our hearts.” Francis reminded the participants gathered at the Quimsa club “to be missionary, before announcing, communicating, it is necessary to see. See this Jesus who made himselfRead More