Paraguay Tag

PARAGUAY, María Fischer • Jean Paul says, every first thing lasts eternally. Therefore after a week in Paraguay, after the barbeque, Paraguayan chips and dips, I still had not had the famous tereré [herbal tea]. The time came on a sunny and very hot Monday, five kilometers from Tuparenda, surrounded with smiles and expectant looks, a “Do you want tea? I made it for you, shall we drink it together?” A frightened look in Father Pedro Kuehlcke’s eyes was transformed into complete satisfaction at the moment of my first sip.Read More
Today, Rafael Gualberto Ortiz Moreno, better known as Beto Ortiz, engineer, answers: I am a member of Course 12, Pilares del Santuario, [Pillars of the Shrine] of the Paraguayan Family Federation and first course in Ciudad del Este. Married to Magdalena (Lena) Barros Ortiz and father of Tatiana, Rafael and Guillermo • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the Covenant of Love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in the world, and in our mission?Read More
Today, Sebastián Acha, from Asunción, Paraguay answers: He is a former leader of the Secondary Boys’ Youth, during his time; he is the founder of Patria Querida [Beloved Nation] (a political party that was born from Schoenstatt, and a former two term member of the national Chamber of Deputies •   Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love… what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the church and in the world, and inRead More
PARAGUAY, Father Antonio Cosp • This Thursday, 4 June, the Minister of Justice, Sheila Abed, Father Pedro Kühlcke, chaplain of the Centro Educativo, Itaugua [Itaugua Educational Center] and the President of the Foundation for the Promotion of Values and Prevention of Violence (Fundaprova), Ana María Mendoza de Acha, other authorities and a group of the youths from Esperanza Jail Pavilion participated in the blessing of the wayside shrine of Schoenstatt’s Mother Thrice Admirable. This wayside shrine is like the cornerstone of the construction of a house-school that will have aRead More
Today, Nicolás Adrián Prono Brítez, 21, answers: He is from Asunción, Paraguay, and he is a member of the Schoenstatt University Boys’ Youth in Paraguay and of the Misión Roma [Rome Mission] of the University Boys’ Group from Asunción in Rome, Italy • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the church and in the world, and in our mission? I dream of a Schoenstatt that grows in numberRead More
PARAGUAY, by Mariela Beatriz Vignola, of the Shrine of Tupãrenda communication team • The Solemnity of Corpus Christi was joyfully experienced in the National Schoenstatt Shrine in Tupãrenda. Rector of the Shrine, Father Antonio Cosp, celebrated Holy Mass and wisely reflected about the importance of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Schoenstatt Family and pilgrims participated; they, who day by day join to experience the graces of the Shrine, where God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit along with the Blessed Mother wait for the pilgrimsRead More
PARAGUAY, Communication team of the Shrine of Tupãrenda/mda • On Sunday, 31 May, Father Antonio Cosp celebrated and Father Oscar Saldívar con-celebrated Holy Mass in Tupãrenda. It was the highlight of the month of May with many important events and especially on this 31st, which are mentioned below: 56 years of the Schoenstatt Movement’s founding in Paraguay. 44 years of the first Holy Mass Father Antonio, the current rector of the Schoenstatt National Shrine in Tupãrenda, celebrated. 30 years of the Rosary Campaign in Paraguay. Third milestone of Schoenstatt: theRead More
PARAGUAY, by Fr. Oscar Iván Saldivar • I must tell you that during my first years of theological studies, the study of the mystery of the Blessed Trinity was one of my favorite topics. Not only because of the intellectual impediments of the topic, or because of the rational effort that the Church has made for centuries trying to understand something about this God who is One and who reveals himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but also because of the affective impediments which the Trinitarian mystery has forRead More
PARAGUAY/BRASIL, by Martín Pereira • Our Heroic Mother and Queen once again blessed us, Paraguay‘s Rosary Campaign missionaries,in a very special way. Presently she not only calls us to be a launching point in our communities, but also for other countries, because until now, the Paraguayan missionaries are the only ones who have carried out a “Retiro Pozzoboniano,” [“Pozzobon Retreat”] a spiritual retreat where they deepen in the life and mission of the initiator of the Rosary Campaign.  This retreat began last year, and in April of this year, a secondRead More
PARAGUAY, by Father José Pontes and the editorial team of “Tupãrenda” Magazine/ORG • Father José Pontes encouraged a small group of Schoenstatters that has traveled every two months for six years to Chaco,an indigenous community, 500 Km. from Asunción, with the desire of carrying out many projects in favor of these very needy brothers/sisters.  The initiative is called “Covenant Solidarity,” an expression created by the schoenstatt.org “Dreamteam” in 2012, and that goes out for the first time from this place to the great joy of the team. Gift for giftRead More