Missions Tag

URUGUAY, Marcela Vickacka • The 3rd “Totus Tuus” Mission of the Schoenstatt Boy’s and Girls’ Youth from Montevideo took place from August 24 -27 at the St. Alberto Hurtado Parish in the Cerro area of the Uruguayan capital; 100 high school seniors participated. As in previous years, some of them described this missionary experience through their stories and testimonies.  I came away with an incredible experience Totus Tuus was a mixture of emotions, encounters, and incredible experiences. I had never had so many feelings at the same time or inRead More
COSTA RICA, Ana Vega • On Thursday, 20 July, Fr. José Luis Correa, adviser to the Schoenstatt Movement in Costa Rica, visited Guanacaste Pampa, bringing us a great message in the different talks and shared experiences. There was a gathering with two couples’ groups, which included the subject of Being Instruments.  All the couples were attracted to the subject and motivated to continue to train themselves, and place themselves in the Blessed Mother’s hands to be instruments in the great Schoenstatt work that is being founded in Guanacaste. “I amRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • As per the Schoenstatt Movement in Italy’s tradition, this year’s family event was held during Holy Week. “There were twenty-eight Italians, one Argentinean, one Brazilian, one Bolivian, one Frenchman, five Paraguayan and one dog…” What may have seemed like the beginning of a fun joke was in fact the composition of the Italian Mission group for Holy Week 2017: a heterogeneous group of teenagers, families, college students, graduates and young workers. Experiencing the beauty of the 2017 Mission setting with sun and the sea in Vico Equense,Read More
URUGUAY, via schoenstatt.org.uy, Testimony of Josefina, a Missionary of Totus Tuus 2016 • I am Josefina; last year, I had the good fortune to experience the first “Totus Tuus” mission in Uruguay. This year, I was part of a small group within the organization. I remember the day that the Whatsapp group of the 2015 missionaries posted the second Totus Tuus was coming, and with it, we began the new organization. Stunned. I never believed that I would be able to help to organize a mission. I stumbled into theRead More

Posted On 30.08.2016In Missions

Missions of joy

PARAGUAY, Fabián Daniel López Cuevas • I remember that Pope Francis once said: “Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but from having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst; it is born from knowing that with him we are never alone, even at difficult moments…” (March 24, 2013). I found this kind of joy in Christians in these missions. I like to call the Ciudad del EsteRead More
By Gilbert Sanabria Ravinovich • My name is Gilbert Sanabria, I am 26 years old, I am a missionary of the Catholic University Missions, and I am a member of the Vincentian Marian Youth.  I would like to share about the Blessed Mother’s call in my life. In the year 2014, my family and I experienced many trials.  My father was gravely ill, and as always, we only remembered God in difficult moments.  We began to implore his help with prayer chains to Mary under the title of Mystical Rose.Read 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, Family Missions 2016, Rodolfo Melgarejo • “The Lord went out to sow, and in the heart of America, he found fertile land…” are the lyrics of a song, and today the Lord once again went out to sow in Paraguay.  Ten towns, with more than a thousand people, mad for Christ. Yes crazy, as we left comforts such as sleeping in a bed, bathing with warm water and there were days we had no water. During this truly cold winter, it rained, but this was nothing if we placeRead More
Paraguay, Catholic University Missions (MUC), by Gilbert Sanabria Ravinovich • This year I said yes to a mission during Holy Week and decided to leave everything to go to a place far from the city. I was going to a place without comforts and fewer luxuries, but I went with the great joy of being a bearer of Christ’s love. I did not know where I was going, but I was sure that this was the place to make many people happy by giving them a hug, a smile, orRead More
MÉXICO, by Cristel Amellaly González Galavis, Girls’ Youth from Monclova, Coah. México • You do not realize how much you want, or how much you love something until you experience it in every part of your being. It is like most things when you become interested in a person or a new activity. First you arrive at something completely unknown, then you try to learn something and the deeper you get, the smaller you feel before the magnitude of what it is, and consequently, you become more interested. That happenedRead More