Paraguay Tag

PARAGUAY, Martín Pereira • On 12 August, approximately 600 children from all of Paraguay, all of them young missionaries of the Campañita del Rosario (Little Rosary Campaign), gathered with the coordinators at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda. We collected some testimonies that reflect all of the activities and experiences of Mary. — “To Jesus through Mary” and “Let the children come to me” summarize how important the gathering of the Campañita del Rosario was. Not only did the children and their leaders enjoy themselves, but all of us were alsoRead More
PARAGUAY, Carolina Cristaldo • Paraguay celebrates Children’s Day on 16 August, and like previous years, the children’s Rosary Campaign (Campañita) missionaries met at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda. The celebration took place on Sunday, 12 August beginning at 7:00 am, and Tupãrenda experienced a great, truly Schoenstatt celebration with more than 600 children from several communities from all over the country. — It was a time of great joy and emotion. After 3 years of spiritual preparation, those present could savour and enjoy the coming together of all the modalitiesRead More
PARAGUAY, Jorge Hrisuk • The “Shrine of the South”, in the Itapúa Department with its capital— Encarnación — a city founded on 25 March 1615 by Jesuit, San Roque González of Santa Cruz (the first Paraguayan saint), stopped being a dream a little more than ten years since the founding of the Movement there. — In 2006 Fr. Antonio Cosp, of the Paraguayan Schoenstatt founding generation and the National Director of the Movement at that time, extended a public invitation via social media to those who were interested in beginningRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • In light blue and green colors, and made in a very professional manner – as it corresponds to a work that wants to give dignity to chronically abandoned and underestimated people– an official website is introduced for one of Schoenstatt’s newest and most impressive social works: Mother of Tupãrenda House (CMT), a social-educational program for the social incorporation and personal development of young boys and teen-agers, inspired on Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement spirituality and in the pedagogy of its founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich. Fundaprova carries out thisRead More
PARAGUAY, editorial team • Few weeks remain in a Year of Fr. Kentenich celebrated within all the Schoenstatt Family in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of his death, 15 September 1968. A multitude of varied initiatives have emerged this year, in a year that is not just for memories, but also a call to personally and concertedly embody Fr. Kentenich’s person and charism in covenant. In Paraguay, the Year of Fr. Kentenich will close with the blessing of a statue in Tupãrenda.  — In the 2017 Pentecost Letter, Fr. JuanRead More
PARAGUAY, Tania Bobadilla • I am a Rosary Campaign missionary, and I coordinate the Schoenstattt Youth Ministry in Horqueta north of Asuncion, Paraguay. On 18 July, the Campaign’s first mission began in Fulgencio Yegros, 850 km from my city. This mission included other youths and some couples, all from the Rosary Campaign, going house to house, taking Mary and her Son Jesus. — We gave our all in each home Thanks to the Mother and Queen, I had the desire to enkindle other needy hearts. This mission was a greatRead More
PARAGUAY, Johana Goodacre and Horacio Chávez • Villa Oliva is a small town in the department of Ñeembucú, a very large territory where the houses and families are separated into companies with 37,000 inhabitants located 86 kilometers from Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. Several months in advance, we began preparing our hearts for the family mission in Villa Oliva. We took off on our first mission with great expectations, with a group of youths, a couple, sixty people in total, and Fr. Oscar Saldívar. – On July 10, we arrived at theRead More
PARAGUAY, Adriana Cardozo • Sometimes a random act, that is somewhat trivial, like googling “Help for couples in the Schoenstatt Movement” leads us in ways God has prepared for us. This is how I got to know the Blessed Mother and a transformation of my life and family began, albeit with some stumbles and interruptions. — We had reached the level of the Family Branch Covenant, but looking back, I realized that had been made possible through many people I met in the Movement. Today I clearly understand they wereRead More
PARAGUAY, Carol Caballero • On October 18, 2016, we went to Tupãrenda as a family. I was three months pregnant, and upon arriving I saw that holy cards were being passed out about one million children praying the rosary! When I approached to ask for one for my children, the woman gave me a pink rosary: “My beautiful Little Mother, since you have already given me two little boys, now you will give me a little girl,” I thought. That day we also took the opportunity to participate in the SweetRead More
PARAGUAY, Editorial team • “Every word is worth gold!” José Argüello commented to me after re-reading Francisco Pistilli Bishop of Encarnación’s homily at Pablo David Martínez’ ordination to the priesthood. It speaks to the mystery of personal vocation that “is woven into the soul of every life and in the mystery of God’s action.” It is the essential Schoenstatt has and offers as an ecclesial Movement, where everyone according to their vocational choice and coordinated in covenant, serves the Church and its mission and the world that God has entrustedRead More