Paraguay Tag

PARAGUAY, Diego Lugo Osorio • On the last day of the Catholic University Missions (MUC, for its abbreviation in Spanish) I went with my brothers to mission a little further than we had previously done, since we wanted to visit the greatest number of families and homes possible. By the end of the day, right about our return time, we entered what “we considered” our last home to visit. Since it was the last one, we took a little longer than usual. Just as we were leaving and preparing toRead More
PARAGUAY, Cristina and Diego Gabriel Aguilera • Upon finishing their work as leaders of the Diocese of San Lorenzo’s Self-education level, a group of couples decided to found another group that wants to do more than the status quo. They give their time once a month and thereby accompany those in great need. Aumeni is the name that the couples’ group adopted and carries out the apostolic sending forth from the shrine to the peripheries taking an encouraging voice to their fellowman.— Going where they are needed the most InRead More
PARAGUAY, Leticia Deggiovani Fariña • During the very difficult and sorrowful moment of her mother’s sudden death, Leticia Deggiovani Fariña felt that Mary the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt, whom she already knew, ran to meet her.  — The Blessed Mother has come into my life at different times. Without being aware of her call, she was there, seeking me as her ally, and wanting to conquer my heart. I was not close to the Movement when I met her, although I always had the Blessed Mother present in myRead More
PARAGUAY, Jose Arguello • Some days ago we received unpublished stories from Bishop Claudio Gimenez about the early days of the Schoenstatt Movement’s birth in Paraguay, and then Father Kentenich’s participation at this phase of development.  Likewise he told us how some of his personal and intimate encounters with the Founder had taken place, and even about the more intimate details about the day of his death… — “…In the context of the Father Kentenich Year, nobody is excused from praying, even if it is only a Hail Mary forRead More
MÉXICO/PARAGUAY, Lauro Cañete and Marguerite Beckers • Three years ago, we set a goal of saving money in order to travel to Mexico to visit a family of friends. At the end of last year, we made the decision, made our plans, and paid the fares. We communicated with our National Coordinators in the Ministry of Hope, Gustavo and Sandra Cortázar, who sent us a contact in Queretaro, Mexico, from people who had asked for information and material to begin the Ministry of Hope in that diocese. What began, asRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “From the Shrine to the poor.” With this motto, João Pozzobon, the initiator of the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign, built “Villa noble de la Caridad,” uniting Santa Maria Shrine with this town through the Stations of the Cross. — “From the Shrine, he especially wanted to help families; in his visits to homes, he was concerned about family situations, and later he tried to attend to their needs. In the same way, he portrayed a very preferential dedication to the poor and needy, to children, to thoseRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • “I truly want to thank Natividad, the instructor to whom I caused a great deal of trouble because I did not want to learn how to sew…” Oh my! During that time at school, my handicrafts teacher was named Anneliese, but the rest of that phrase could be my testimony, only after several fruitless attempts at teaching me how to sew, and in breaking the second machine, she evaluated me as hopeless, “lack of trying and of talent.” The result, I was exempt.Read More
PARAGUAY, Verónica Gutiérrez • For many schools in South America, the month of March signals the return to classes. Summer is over, and the days are growing cooler. In their own way, every country prepares in beginning a new school year, and Paraguay is no exception, but it is in a special case: Dequení. — The Dequení Foundation works to protect and care for vulnerable children. It was born out of a group of young Schoenstatt members that organized activities in the streets, and then it grew into a significantRead More
PARAGUAY, ministeriodejusticia.gov.py, Paraguay’s National Government’s Ministry of Justice and the editorial team • The Ministry of Justice and the Foundation to Promote Values and Prevention of Violence  (Fundaprova) is strengthening its strategic alliance by extending the public–private cooperation agreement period of helping teens that broke the law with their reintegration into society.— The program is successful; there are already nine graduates that have zero index of delinquency recidivism. Several of the graduates work in areas in which they received instruction at Mother of Tupãrenda House. The Minister of Justice, EverRead More
PARAGUAY, www.fides.org and editorial team • From Tuesday of Holy Week until Easter, an army of 1,300 missionaries between the ages of 18 – 33 will invade a juvenile detention center and 13 rural areas in Paraguay with the objective of announcing the Good News to approximately 20,000 youths and adults that have little possibility of hearing it. “The missionary youths’ faith is solid, and many of them end by keeping their commitment to the Church throughout the time,” Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, ecclesiastical adviser to University Catholic Missions, noted toRead More