Paraguay Tag

Casa Madre de Tuparenda
Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Paraguay • A few days ago I received a letter in Italian, supposedly from some Trappist nuns in the United States, offering me financial help for social projects at the service of the poorest, and wanting to know what we do in this field. — I answered them in English, since I don’t know enough Italian, and told them about our prison ministry “Visitation of Mary”, and our post-prison program “House Mother of Tupãrenda”. I also wrote that we need support specifically to pay for the scholarshipsRead 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
sacramentos
PARAGUAY, Casa Madre de Tupãrenda (CMT), Alicia Gómez and Minerva Leguizamón • On 9 June 2021, two boys who were part of the Casa Madre de Tupãrenda program, Fabián and Braian, received the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation. They chose Lourdes (Skills teacher) and Rosi (Baking teacher) as their godmothers. — There is no perfect time to join and be part of God’s flock. Baptism is a person’s new beginning. Fabián and Braian made the decision to take this step to change their lives by also sealing theirRead 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
hospital
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
PARAGUAY, Casa Madre de Tupãrenda / Maria Fischer • On August 22, four years ago, the doors of the Casa Madre de Tupãrenda , a house for adolescents leaving the Itauguá Educational Cente (read: youth jail), were opened. The dream so longed for was becoming a reality for those who, Saturday after Saturday, stood firm to bring a snack to the adolescents of the Educational Center. On each visit they were soaked in the stories and realities of each of those who were “inside”, and often witnessed the frequent “comingsRead More
PARAGUAY, CMT, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke and Maria Fischer • How does the blessing of the “Sternsinger”, the children dressed as “The Three Kings” from Germany, arrived to the front of the future bakery on the Casa Madre de Tuparenda, I must admit that it is a whole story full of magic, of a dream, of hope against all odds… — It was during Mass in a neighboring parish in January, at the end of the Christmas season, during the days when in Germany thousands of children dressed as kings, walkRead More
PARAGUAY, CIEES, Maria Fischer • “It was great. Many doors are opening for us,” says Juan Vicente Ramírez, just after the launch of the ¡Reinvéntate! Ciudad del Este, this Friday, July 24, 2020. ¡Reinvéntate! CdE is a social program for regional entrepreneurs, created and articulated from the support center of CIEES of Ciudad del Este, a non-profit organization that seeks economic reactivation after the crisis caused by the mandatory quarantine due to COVID-19. —   “Actually, the project called ¡Reinvéntate! CdE was born in CIEES”, affirms Juan Vicente Ramirez, aRead More
PARAGUAY, Cristi Santa Cruz • I met Juanito when he first arrived at La Esperanza Educational Center (Youth Prison). He had just turned 15 and in between conversations he told me that he was not baptized. Talking a little more with him, I convinced him to begin the catechism classes for his baptism.  — With a very basic schooling, we started the catechesis, putting all the intelligence and the few pedagogical tools acquired, more by experience and intuition than by instruction, and we were learning who is God, his SonRead More
PARAGUAY, CMT educators: Lourdes, Victor, Magdalena, Rosi Minerva, Alicia and Ricardo Acosta • The coronavirus pandemic turned the life style of people around the world upside down and the House Mother of Tuparenda (CMT) was no exception, since it also had to stop its activities, with the great challenges that this implied in the process that we had been working with each participant. —     The life in confinement of the participants and their families, as for any person, needed a reinvention to face the consequences of the pandemic.Read More