Paraguay Tag

ermita
PARAGUAY, Dionicia Martínez • The wayside shrine of the Mother Thrice Victorious of Schoenstatt, located in the San Miguel neighborhood of Cambyretá (in Guarani, Kambyretã, means “land of milk”) celebrated its fifth anniversary on January 6th, for which a Mass and a special remembrance were celebrated. As it coincided with Three Kings’ Day, a delicious snack and gifts for the children present were offered, as every year. — In an interview published a few days before the celebration on the Encarnación Mas website, Dagiana Bogado, the coordinator of the SchoenstattRead More
Dequeni
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • Sonia tells us about the learning experience of her two-year-old daughter Zaida. “Thanks to the Alfombrita Viajera project I am sharing many moments with my daughter, it shows us how to give the first teachings with love.” — Alfombrita Viajera (Travelling mat) is a colorful space that we bring to the children when we visit their homes in the settlements. During this meeting with the educator, we share with babies and toddlers (1 to 4 years old) various activities that awaken their interest and creativity, and thusRead More
Alianza de Amor
PARAGUAY/MEXICO, Juan Ramón Santoyo Reyes, Novice • It is October 20th in Tupãrenda, and it is raining. Two days have already passed since the celebration of October 18th here in our shrine “Nation of God, Heart of America”. For my part, I wanted to write a small reflection on the Covenant of Love that has matured during the last few days. — In the time leading up to October 18, some important memories have come to mind, some different definitions to describe the Covenant, and certain ideas on how toRead More
emprendedoras
PARAGUAY, Dequeni, Noelia Ferreira • In collaboration with Visión Bank, as part of the project “Women as Entrepreneurs, Promoting Children,” forty-six women and mothers were awarded certificates for successfully completing the manicure and pedicure course in a ceremony held at the Community Center 12 de octubre in San Antonio; each of the micro entrepreneurs also received a tool kit. — The communities where the project was implemented are located in a structurally weak area where the simple houses made of corrugated cardboard are hopelessly overcrowded and several basic needs areRead More
Tuparenda
PARAGUAY, José Argüello • For many people, October 18, 2019 will have simply passed by unnoticed, a day like any other. For Schoenstatters, it was a special day because we celebrated the 105th anniversary of the first Covenant of Love sealed with Mary, and in Paraguay, we celebrated the 41st anniversary of the Shrine of Tupãrenda. But no one would have thought that it would be the last celebration of October 18th for the time being with tens of thousands of pilgrims – the last one before the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
CEI - los bautizados
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Pepito was preparing in prison to make his First Communion. A few days before he was to receive it, he told me that he had a hearing at the court. He left full of hope of getting out and going home, but unfortunately he was told that he was not going to be released….  —  ─ First I was sad, pa’i! But right away I realized that I was not ready to leave, because I needed Jesus in my heart before going back to myRead More
Dequeni
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • It is amid this meeting full of questions, presentations, conversations, answers, and laughter, that I understand more clearly than ever what these more than two years of pandemic have done to all of us. It is not the same to communicate at a distance, read messages and watch videos, as it is to sit in the same place, look at each other, listen to each other, “feel” each other. It is the morning of April 21, at the headquarters of the Dequeni Foundation in Fernando deRead More
CMT graduados
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • The month of May has given us the first gifts of the year 2022. Last Friday the 13th, three new graduates joined the more than 50 graduates of FUNDAPROVA’s House Mother of Tupãrenda program. The event took place in the occasion of the awarding of the certificates of the program and of the Horticulture and Bakery courses of Sinafocal, in the presence of the authorities of both institutions. — This emotional act was accompanied by family, friends and loved ones of the new graduates. The audacityRead More
pastoral carcelaria
PARAGUAY, Cristi Santacruz • Today while going through Twitter I read the affirmation of a graduate specialist in addiction prevention and treatment: “The closer the family is, the farther away the drug is”. A statement that rang loud in the ears, but louder in the heart. — In 2016, when I started my apostolate of visiting every Saturday the Integral Educational Center of Itauguá and La Esperanza, for children and young people in conflict with the law, I heard hundreds of stories that have one factor in common: The familyRead More
Encarnación pórtico
PARAGUAY, Raquel and Nico Serrati, via Revista Tupãrenda • On Sunday, April 24th, Family Day in Paraguay, the blessing of our entrance portico to the grounds of the future shrine in the South, near the Encarnación waterfront, was held. The conquest had been prepared before the pandemic and was put on hold for two years. To this end, during the previous week, the process was revitalized by means of a triduum of rosaries at the wayside shrine, which has already been on the grounds for some years. —  Writing ourRead More