periphery Tag

LATIN AMERICA, Jorge Armas, Generación Francisco • Bañado Norte in Asunción, where more than 30 thousand people live, is one of many neighbourhoods in Latin America where one can clearly see the “existential peripheries and the social trash” produced by “civilisation that has gone too far” as well opposite that comes from the people: radically humanising neighbourliness, committed solidarity and deep faith. Pope Francis promised to visit his brothers in Bañado, rain or shine. And so he did. Entering one of the tin shanties, an 85-year old man hugged him,Read More
Today: P. Alberto E. Eronti answers: He is from Florencio Varela, Argentina, and he is a first generation Schoenstatt Father in Argentina • 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? If, as some affirm, Schoenstatt’s first century was a time of founding, structuring and consolidation; at least at the beginning of the second century, we should accent theRead More
PARAGUAY, María Fischer • We were almost leaving, bidding farewell once again to this young and a struggling mother, who can barely speak Spanish, but at least she understands our language better than we understand her Guaraní. We understood the pride and gratitude of her gestures when she showed us her garden, her plants, and above all her little house, which is very small but clean and painted a light turquoise. While her daughter, Luz, a timid little girl, with difficulty moving her hands and feet, simply smiled and lookedRead More
Today Silvia Fretes Carmagnola answers: She is a 35 year-old Paraguayan business psychologist, Director of PULSO Consulting firm, and dedicated to the Organizational development. She joined the movement directly into the Professional Women in 2006 sealing her Covenant of Love in 2008. In addition she was assistant branch leader for two years and group leader in 2013, the group is presently named Instrumentos de Maria [Mary’s Instruments]. Her Home shrine was blessed in 2013 • Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what isRead More
Fr. José María García Sepúlveda. The “periphery” of man and his actual culture is the primary aim of the evangelization mission assumed by Holy Father Francis at the beginning of his pontificate, and with him, by the entire universal church.  It is a certainly surprising challenge, considering the level of tasks and problematic situations which the Church faces within herself and clearly made evident with  papal dimension on behalf of Holy Father Benedict XVI.Read More