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Monterrey
MEXICO, Gabriela de la Garza • For two years the road to access by car to the Shrine Maria Camino al Cielo has been closed, preventing us from going to this beautiful place of grace that is on top of a hill, in the city of the mountains, as Monterrey, Mexico, is known. — But as the children are always looking for a way to get to their mother’s house, about a year and a half ago, a family of Schoenstatters made a pathway through the mountains that, although itRead More
Madrugadores Córdoba
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa •  In the midst of a pandemic and forced quarantine, the Madrugadores of the Holy Christ began their community with an enthusiasm that only Mary and the Holy Christ can inspire. With a paced growth, these men have great goals and not a few achievements. Their dream: to continue to grow and reach more men’s hearts! — God acts through second causes A visit to the then Archbishop of Córdoba, Mons. Carlos José Ñañez, motivated the Secretary of the Audience to express her interest in having MadrugadoresRead More
Casa Madre de Tuparenda
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Everyone has suffered in the more than two years since the beginning of the pandemic, but especially the most disadvantaged throughout the world, including Paraguay. The “Casa Madre de Tupãrenda” (CMT) program could only be carried out digitally – by telephone and WhatsApp – and with the boys’ food, the house itself had to be closed. Visits to the youth prison, no way. But the time of Easter will come… — In the meantime, here in Paraguay the pandemic has happily subsided, so we canRead More
Sínodo Madrid
SPAIN, Javier Nieves •  My name is Javier, I am a journalist and radio broadcaster and also a member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Families. A few days ago, I received an unusual call. It was from the person in charge of institutional relations of the Archdiocese of Madrid: “Good afternoon, my name is Andrés Ramos, and I am calling you on behalf of Cardinal Carlos Osoro”. It is not a usual call, certainly not. “Good afternoon, and what do you need from me?”. — Don Andrés explained to meRead More
Federación España
SPAIN, Mercedes Alvaredo de Beas • A few months ago a friend asked me what the Federation was for me. I answered him, without thinking, what came out of my soul. For me the Federation is an apostolic community of brothers and sisters who struggle together to reach sanctity by contributing the best of Schoenstatt in the Church. — And so it was in the shadow of the Shrine on an “ordinary” February 18th that a new milestone for the future course VI of the Family Federation of Spain emerged.Read More
Año Santo
POPE FRANCIS – JUBILEE 2025, editorial team • In the aftermath of the pandemic, Pope Francis believes that the upcoming Jubilee 2025 can contribute greatly to restoring a climate of hope and trust as a prelude to the renewal and rebirth that we so urgently desire; that is why I have chosen as the motto of the Jubilee, Pilgrims of Hope.” — After the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic that the world has experienced, the Holy Father considers that “the flame of hope that has been given us andRead More
Carabayllo
PERU, Fr. Alberto Celis • Amid the third wave of the pandemic, an initiative emerged so that the Blessed Mother, from the Shrine, could enter a seminary so that the seminarians and formators could pray for priestly vocations. The “virtual rosary” is an initiative of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign. — The seminary was that of my own diocese of Carabayllo, Lima Norte, the “Mater Misericordiae Major Seminary”. In union with Schoenstatters in the shrine, we prayed for the seminarians and their families, for the deacons and for the formators. WeRead More
Providencia
URUGUAY, via www.providencia.org.uy • The Youth Center made a big bet in 2021 to grow in number of students who are participating in the space, as well as in the general proposal so that it will be of an increasingly higher quality. “The Youth Center has been growing a lot year by year”, highlighted Florencia Cruces, coordinator of the program. This educational program seeks to accompany the students in discovering themselves, discovering themselves with others, growing, developing and dreaming about who they want to be. — In 2021 the YouthRead More
Misiones

Posted On 30.01.2022In Missions

He sent them two by two

ARGENTINA, Agustina Suvá • Between December 26 and January 5, more than 400 young people from different provinces of Argentina went on mission. Although everything was going against them because of the increase in the number of cases of COVID at the national level, they were able to carry out the missions… and they were truly a celebration. — Sixty young people from Salta went on mission in El Galpón, eighty from Tucumán in Trancas, 120 from Córdoba in Colona Caroya and 150 from Buenos Aires in Balcarce. They wereRead More
cambiar
By María Luisa de Maccaferri, Monterrey, Mexico • “2022, a new year marked by the challenges inherited from the previous ones, the pandemic and its consequences, how do you personally feel about this calendar period we are beginning, I am struck by the words of the Holy Father with the theme of indifference that seeps through like a virus; indifference to the poor, to the poverty that little by little is also seeping into the middle classes as well”. F. José María García’s comments became a lively conversation that tookRead More