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ARGENTINA, Marí­a Elena Cruz Sanchez • On October 1st we celebrated the 97th anniversary of the founding of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary and being this date so special to give thanks, we want to give testimony of our recent trip to the Shrine of New Schoenstatt, in Florencio Varela, province of Buenos Aires, with the Mothers’ Branch of La Emilia. We are grateful because when we arrived at the doors of the Shrine, Sister Maria Ester was waiting for us on the walkway and herRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Sion’s Feast always has something to surprise us— a visit, an anniversary, and new vocations. This year, the diaconate ordination of Santiago Ferrero brought together not only the pilgrims from Buenos Aires, San Isidro, Villa Ballester, and the areas closest to Florencio Varela, but also, the pilgrims especially from Córdoba, Santiago’s native city and La Plata, where he carried out one of his pastoral practicums. —   It was also surprising for many to see Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio (Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers andRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Many wanted to accompany Matías “Tute” Clavijo and Pablo Mori on their priestly ordination day in New Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela because of the affection that everyone has for them, for their Schoenstatt identity since their childhood, for their loyal and generous commitment. On Saturday, October 28, in God the Father Church, Bishop Franciso Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación and their Novice Master, imposed hands and he consecrated them Christ and the Church’s priests. A special gathering was already apparent days beforehand; Juan Molina, a seminarian, finalized detailsRead More
PARAGUAY, Mónica Enciso • After several months of preparation, fifteen young women from the Asunción Professional Women’s Branch decided to seal a Covenant with Fr. Kentenich in a very special way by going on pilgrimage to the New Schoenstatt Shrine located in Florencio Varela – Argentina, a shrine blessed by Fr. Joseph Kentenich. Upon arriving at New Schoenstatt on Saturday, 1 October, they experienced great emotion at the Father Shrine, blessed in 1952, by the Father and Founder, where he knelt in front of the altar many times. More thanRead More
UNITED STATES, by Pablo Luis D’Amico, an Argentinean who lives at Seattle, United States • I learned about Schoenstatt several years ago (when I was dating), when my wife Laura’s mother told us about her conversations with Fr. Esteban Uriburu; she invited us to pray a Rosary at New Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela… The years passed, we married and Celina (our 15 year daughter) arrived and once again Schoenstatt appeared through the Santa Catalina [St.Catherine] Parish (in the middle of downtown Buenos Aires: Fr. Rafael Braun, the year 2007). Then theRead More
ARGENTINA, by Osvaldo Martín • Within the framework of its pilgrimage to different places, the Saint Joseph statue that will be transferred to the Cathedral of Havana (Cuba) was blessed and temporarily enthroned in Iglesia de Dios Padre [Church of God the Father], where it will remain until its departure. This event was held on 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Nuevo Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela, Buenos, Argentina. Fr. Alberto Eronti, who shared some warm words about Mary and her spouse, Joseph, in his homily, celebratedRead More
CUBA/ARGENTINA, AICA and Osvaldo Martín • A statue of Saint Joseph, a little over six feet high and weighing about 176lbs, will be transported from the Basilica de San José de Flores [The Basilica of Saint Joseph of Flowers] to the Cathedral of Havana, Cuba, where it will be blessed by Pope Francis during his apostolic visit on 19-22 September. Behind this gesture toward the Cuban people is a story of a neighbor from the Flores’ neighborhood. He is profoundly devoted to Saint Joseph, and he moved heaven and earthRead More