Paraguay Tag

WYD2019, Maria Fischer • A church filled with young people wearing t-shirts from the international Schoenstatt Youth meetings in Costa Rica, several Pilgrim Mother images in front of the altar, Schoenstatt songs concluding with the belting out of the Franz Reinisch hymn, entrusting themselves to the Blessed Mother with the small consecration prayer recited by hundreds of people, more than 20 Schoenstatt priests from the altar, talks in four languages – a very, very warm welcome for the “owner of the house,” Fr. Rómulo Aguilar, to whom Fr. Esteban UriburuRead More
PARAGUAY, Victorina Sosa, Mima Cordona/mf • On 10 December 2005, a wayside shrine for the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was blessed in Loreto, a city founded by the Jesuits on 10 December 1686. This December 10th after it was affectionately restored, the Blessed Mother’s picture for this wayside shrine was blessed and received a crown. — Loreto is located on a high hill in the Department of Concepción, approximately 450 km from Asunción. A brief article in Wikipedia about Loreto states: “A wayside shrine was erected for the BlessedRead More
PARAGUAY, Ana E. Souberlich • On 10 December 1939, the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt was crowned as Queen in recognition and gratitude for everything she had done throughout the first twenty-five years of Schoenstatt (see 2nd Founding Document, no. 42). From that moment on, the title of Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen of Schoenstatt remained. Since then, the Blessed Mother has been crowned many times. Fr. Kentenich himself crowned her in Dachau as Queen of bread, at a time when hunger was extreme and threatening. Today on 10 December 2018,Read More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with material from www.dequeni.org.py • The scholarship campaign “Help them shape their future” is Dequení’s fundraising initiative seeking to join forces, supporting children’s education at the beginning of the school cycle. It consists in contributing only 500.000 Guaraníes (75,00 € / 85.00 USD) that can be made by credit card at the website of Dequeni  or via Fundraisingbox. — “Jefferson had the opportunity that my other children did not have, and now I understand the value of early stimulation, because my son has changed,” Felipa related how she accompaniedRead More
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • Friday, 16 November 2018, was an important milestone for the South Nation of God family, in the heart of America, since the first step for the construction of the future shrine in the city of Encarnación (Paraguay) was undertaken. After its spiritual and material conquest, the wayside shrine was blessed three months since the official launch and the presentation of the project set for the 18 October. However the Blessed Mother asked for more. She always has everything under control and her children committed to herRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “Do you remember H., whom you called ‘Alí’ in your article?,” Fr. Pedro Kühlcke asked me yesterday. How could I forget this young boy, who I met two months ago, on that Sunday with torrential rain, when we visited the juvenile detention center. That young boy, with a sad face, who told us that his entire family was in jail, in different jails, obviously and sadly, he told us his great dream, the day that he would be released from jail: to go to Tupãrenda orRead More
PK4U, Glaucia Ramirez • Glaucia Ramírez, a Brazilian, lives in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. She and her husband are members of the first course of Family Federation in this region. A few months ago, she joined the schoenstatt.org team of collaborators. It is understood that a certain amount of madness is necessary to work with this schoenstatt.org adventure…This is how Glaucia offered to make a one-thousand-kilometer trip through all of Paraguay, just to meet the managing director of schoenstatt.org. But it became a special encounter with Fr. Kentenich, with theRead More
PARAGUAY, Horacio Chávez • At 5:30 am, the first buses of pilgrims arrived at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda, and with this the national celebration of Our Lady of Schoenstatt’s gathering began. At that time, the volunteers and all those who serve on this day walked to their respective places to give every pilgrim the best welcome. — Two months before, a team of forty volunteers, called Equipo 18 (Team 18), met to prepare the organizational logistics and welcome for thousands of pilgrims that would arrive on October 18th fromRead More
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • It was a great challenge experiencing the Covenant Celebration on October 18th this year in Encarnación, which is in the midst of a spiritual conquest of the South’s daughter shrine. The Work Council began preparations during previous months and with the distribution of tasks — During the novena, it rained almost every day. Meanwhile we were very close together in the Casita de la Mater (the Blessed Mother’s Little House) which Frs. Oscar Saldívar and Santiago Cacavelos baptized as the “joyful and pious Little House.”Read More
PARAGUAY, Little Campaign for At-risk Babies, Sol Mendieta • Last March, my husband and I found out I was pregnant again; we already had a 2 year-old son. In April, to our great surprise, because in our families there was no precedent of multiple births, it was confirmed they were twins. — A complicated pregnancy In May, I was told I needed bed-rest due to complications, and since the girls were supposed to be born at the end of October with still a long way to go, I had toRead More