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SPAIN, Luis Ortiz/mf • Luis is a Venezuelan citizen who had to flee, but he found a Pilgrim Mother image at the refugee accommodation where he was staying and became her missionary by taking her to people on the street, to refugees … On 11 July, he fulfilled his dream of reaching Spain and doing the Camino of Santiago de Compostela. He relates his encounters with other pilgrims … And with the Pilgrim Mother who goes through the streets of Spain with the slogan: “Come Mother”. Only now that heRead More
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PARAGUAY, via “Crónica”newspaper • Diego is support staff and was captured while carrying the Blessed Mother in his arms. “The image belonged to my grandmother,” he told the newspaper Crónica. — The newspaper “Crónica” has just published the following testimony of Diego Riquelme, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother among COVID-19 patients. His face expresses tiredness while his eyes move away in the horizon after witnessing so much pain. But in his hands he carries the strength, not only his own, but also that of all those who undertake theRead More
COSTA RICA, Catalina Hutt • A few weeks ago the photo of a missionary with the Pilgrim MTA on a bicycle went viral. We put it up on schoenstatt.org’s Instagram account with this comment: beautiful photo, but we don’t know where or what real story of life is behind it. A few minutes later, we received a WhatsApp from Catalina Hutt de Cabezas, from Costa Rica: “This photo is of a great collaborator of the Movement in Guanacaste here in Costa Rica!— Here’s what Cata found out while looking forRead More
PARAGUAY, Horacio Chávez • At 5:30 am, the first buses of pilgrims arrived at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda, and with this the national celebration of Our Lady of Schoenstatt’s gathering began. At that time, the volunteers and all those who serve on this day walked to their respective places to give every pilgrim the best welcome. — Two months before, a team of forty volunteers, called Equipo 18 (Team 18), met to prepare the organizational logistics and welcome for thousands of pilgrims that would arrive on October 18th fromRead More
ARGENTINA, Ana Echevarría • Large and small wayside shrines: nailed in mountain areas, forests and valleys, towns and cities, and roadsides. The Mother Thrice Admirable’s wayside shrines sown by the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign are raised braving bad weather: wind, snow, heat, and cold in different places around the world. The popular creativity of missionaries from different nations where these shrines are found displays enormous diversity. However there is something that they all have in common, something that unites them. It is the immense love borne of a Mother’s restless heartRead More
MÉXICO, Ana Echavarría Barros • Experiencing the Family Missions is always a gift from God and the Blessed Mother. From 1-6 August, we shared the joy of going on mission in Tapona and Obregón, two small communities in our state; Fr. Felipe Ríos Correa accompanied us. The people welcomed us warmly into their homes, and they joined us at the workshops for adults, youths, and children we had prepared. Mrs. Marcela’s testimony The roads that God has for us that touch our hearts are often unforeseen. One morning, we visitedRead More
USA, Maria E. Garcia • The Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign of the South East Texas Region has the opportunity to meet twice a year. The Pilgrim Mother arrived in this region of Texas in the early 1980’s. Raquel Guillen was the MTA’s chosen instrument to begin the Pilgrim MTA’s visits among families in Brownsville, Texas, and surrounding areas. With the rapid and fruitful growth of the Pilgrim Mothers’ visits over the next two decades, Schoenstatt Father Hector Vega and Raquel decided a bi-annual conference would be in order to apprise missionaries/coordinatorsRead More
COLOMBIA, Beatriz Cárdenas, Coordinator of Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign in Riohacha • On 17 April 2016, the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign arrived in Riohacha La Guajira, a city located in northern Colombia on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Since that day, the Blessed Mother has guided everyone’s steps that began the process of offering their service. It has been an honor to accompany such a distinguished and sweet visitor to these wonderful lands. She has participated in many activities, and she has received the affection of the devotees who feel attractedRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez de Monturiol • Costa Rica experienced a triduum of celebration; it was a weekend filled with joy for the blessing of their first “Family of Hope” Shrine, the fruit of 20 years of contributions to the capital of grace. Saturday, 18 March, was not only a day of renewal of the Covenant of Love but a dream of many was fulfilled. Now the first Schoenstatt Shrine in Costa Rica and Central America has become a reality. The blessing was led by the Bishop Rafael Quirós QuirósRead More
PORTUGAL, Tereza Braga • The Lourinhã Parish joyfully welcomed the youths of  Mission Country for the third and final year; they are students of ISEG Lisboa (Superior Institute of Economy and Development). The also young, Fr. Rodrigo, from Óbidos Parish, accompanied the group of sixty missionaries. The missionaries visited several places, schools and kindergartens; they also reached many people “door to door.” On the next to last night of their stay, they had dinner at the home of the families who had registered to welcome them, and the last day endedRead More