pandemic Tag

Colegio Monte Reina, Monterrey
MEXICO, Gaby de la Garza • Full of joy we want to share with you this great news, today, Monday, August 30, 2021, the first Schoenstatt School in Mexico, Monte Reina, opened its doors to begin activities for this school year. — Just as when you are about to move into a new house, at the last minute there are thousands of small – and not so small – details that need to be fixed. So last weekend was a lot of work to finish cleaning, decorating and removing constructionRead More
Panamá
PANAMA, Carmen Franco / Maria Fischer • Group meetings, talks, virtual meetings … The pandemic has diminished Schoenstatt’s apostolic life in many places. Also in Panama. “For now, we only dare to celebrate Mass on the 18th of the month. We hold prayers at the wayside shrine…” say the Movement members. — On 18 July, the day on which we renew the Covenant of Love with Mary, we attended Mass at San Francisco da la Caleta parish. Immediately afterward, we went to greet the Blessed Mother at the wayside shrineRead More
hospital
CHILE, Verónica Del Fierro G. • The pandemic has shown us our weakness, fears, and anxieties, but also our adaptability and resilience despite the most challenging aspects of treatment failures among our patients, the painful loss of work colleagues and family members. This has tested our ability to pick ourselves up and trust our knowledge, improvise spaces for administering and expanding treatment, study, reskill, and upgrade our skills via online courses on new ventilation therapies and pharmaceutical treatments. When? In the scarce and limited free time that is left, postponingRead More
vacuna
PARAGUAY, composition with material from the Diocese of Encarnación • Monsignor Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, Schoenstatt Father, complied. He got in line and was immunized one day in June at the “auto-vac” at the Civic Center of Encarnación. — The Bishop of the Diocese of the Most Holy Encarnación had mentioned at the launch of the 5th edition of Itapúa Solidaria: “I am going to bless this vaccine, because only God and the vaccine save lives. I’m going to get in line and when it’s my turn, I’ll get vaccinated.Read More
Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin in Buenos Aires
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis has invited a worldwide prayer initiative during the month of May to ask for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization, responsible at the Vatican, has chosen a Marian shrine for each day of the month. The prayer will therefore be taken to shrines on the five continents. — There was and still is a specific prayer intention for each day, each of the 30 shrines prayed the rosary in a non-specific way and always inRead More
Covid-19 Pistill
Letter from the Bishop of the Diocese of Encarnación, + Francisco Javier Pistilli Scorzara, Schoenstatt Father • Dear priests, consecrated persons, and the faithful of our Diocese: Yesterday was a very exhausting day for the medical workers at the Encarnación Respiratory Center due to the increased number of cases requiring attention. This situation that worries us and affects us all is happening during the month of May. — We want to be the light of accompaniment in the pandemic. Encouraged by faith and trust in God to whom we entrustRead More
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
BOLIVIA, Roberto Henestrosa • “On the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, the Church gives us hope where Jesus encourages us to follow him, where the dream of faith prepares our hearts to establish our eternal dwelling place next to the Father.” — This was a touching prologue by Bishop Braulio Sáes on the autumn morning of Sunday, May 16, with calm and warm weather. However, this homeland burns with anxiety to be blessed as our shrine. It is physically ready, but the Blessed Mother prepares those hearts forRead More
Padre nuestro de la pandemia
Msgr. Francisco Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación • Meditate on this prayer and pray an Our Father and a Hail Mary for the sick and their families and for the health personnel and their families. — Our Father, who art in the hearts of thy children, blessed be thy name and blessed be thy infinite tenderness. Come with your Kingdom of peace and life, and embrace your little ones and the needy, in your mercy. Make us humble to love your will and live according to your desires, in our dailyRead More
Providencia digital
URUGUAY, Providencia • The pandemic continues to impact children and young people. In many countries, as soon as schools reopened, they had to close their doors again. Children and young people not only lose time for learning, they also miss their classmates, games… and for parents, organizing themselves between childcare, homeschooling and teleworking is very challenging. Not to mention the constant fear of catching the disease and leaving their family members at risk and unable to care for them. In addition, for many children from vulnerable sectors, school meals areRead More
rosario pandemia
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • The family of the Holy Rosary of the Pilgrim Mother in Goya invites everyone to pray the rosary during the month of May, joining in the Holy Father’s request. — Everyone is invited to gather at 13:00 local at any shrine, church, home shrine or heart shrine. The rosary will unite us in a network of shrines, in a covenant of love that calls on the Lord’s help to put an end to the pandemic. Thirty shrines, representing all the shrines of the world, will prayRead More