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CANADÁ / ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • On Tuesday, July 26, while I was working at home, I began to watch “out of the corner of my eye” on another monitor the transmission of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage in Canada. I was impressed by his homily, but I was even more impressed when suddenly I saw a picture of the Pilgrim MTA rising above several people… The Blessed Mother was there! — It was an open-air celebration at the Commonwealth Stadium in the city of Edmonton, where some 60,000 people participated, butRead More
Radio LT 6 Goya
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • On January 31st, a Holy Mass was celebrated for the 69th anniversary of the FM radio station of Goya, the beloved L.T.6, where the Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign has its space every Sunday from 12:30 to 13:30. — As every January 31st, the great radio family of LT6 AM 1200, celebrated the Mass in thanksgiving for the anniversary of the radio, founded 69 years ago. The Eucharistic celebration was presided by the presbyter Boris Javier Escobar Sejas, Redemptorist missionary, and was attended by the municipal mayor MarianoRead More
Misiones Costa Rica
COSTA RICA, Milena Fonseca • In the course of a pandemic year, the Eastern Schoenstatt Mission in Costa Rica was reinvented. The missionary spirit remained present to arrive this year at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Santa Cruz de Turrialba even in the midst of adversity and restrictions. — The union of the team and Father Claudio Andres Gomez Martinez, priest of the community, made a new missionary modality possible. The weekend day was replaced by fortnightly visits distributed between the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning masses. DuringRead More
ARGENTINA, Nancy Gambandé • This happened in 2014. All this time I tried to write this note, but I could never finish, because I break in tears on the third line. This time I hope to reach the end, because it is a beautiful experience that deserves to be told. — My friend Cristina and I went from Tucumán to a retreat in Nuevo Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela. We were staying at the Solaz de Maria. It was 5:00 a.m. on July 25, 2014. I will never forget that day! CristinaRead More
PARAGUAY, Sady Fleitas • As on every first Saturday of the month, we had our mission at the Social Welfare Institute Central Hospital. There were only twelve of us among the Rosary Campaign missionaries and three Eucharistic ministers, so we could only go two by two (maximum three) and we also had some Pilgrim MTAs. — The SWI Mission takes place every first Saturday at the Social Welfare Institute Central Hospital (or SWI/CH). It began with a priest sending out and the Eucharistic ministers and us. The Rosary Campaign missionariesRead More
ENGLAND, Mary Cole • A small but vibrant group of Pilgrim Mother apostles (missionaries) gathered at the shrine in Kearsley, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, 1 June for the annual rally. We chose the Saturday closest to the feast of the Visitation, because that is the feast of the Pilgrim Mother.— Global Pilgrim Mother Testimonies The day began with testimonies. The young people who are volunteering at the shrine set the ball rolling with Ignacio talking about the Mexican Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign, but also what they are doing here inRead More
FRANCE, Maria Fischer • Monday 15 April, Monday of Holy Week. Pictures and the news spread around the world when, about 7 p.m., flames from an infernal fire threatened one of the most emblematic cathedrals of France, Europe, and the whole Church: Notre Dame, Paris, was on fire. Not only did Catholics suffer shock and pain, but also other Christians, people of other religions and atheists united in a solidarity of sadness and helplessness as they witnessed the medieval treasure, the history of an entire people and a place fullRead More
ITALY, Virginia, 9, of San Matteo Parish Ap. Ev. Marsala, Sicily • My name is Virginia, I’m 9 years old, and I attend 4th grade and the 2nd year of the First Communion Catechism at San Matteo Parish in Marsala [St. Matthew’s]. Today I want to testify about the love that Our Lady has brought into our homes on behalf of the whole of the catechism class. We learned of the Mother Thrice Admirable during our first year of catechism; it was Maria our catechist and a childhood friend ofRead More
ITALY, Belmonte, Rome, María Fischer • “It is not ‘Belmonte’, it is ‘Bellissimo Monte'”, Fr. João José from Angola said smiling. He learned about Schoenstatt when he studied German at the Kreuzberg Institute in Bonn and when he returned to Rome – where he studied Church history at the request of his bishop – he contacted Belmonte to offer his priestly service and become more attached with Schoenstatt in Rome. On September 6, he participated in the national encounter of the Schoenstatt Movement in Italy at Belmonte. Like every year,Read More
CUBA, Maria Fischer’s interview with Fr. Egon M. Zillekens • “We reap what others have sown,” Fr. Egon Zillekens said, summarizing his experiences in Cuba, at the founding of the Federation of Diocesan Priests on this island full of joy, hope, and eagerness for the Holy Father’s visit, along with the “encounter” between this country and the United States, fruit on a great part by his mediation. “To see people dressed in t-shirts and pants with the colors of the United States flag in the middle of Havana seems likeRead More