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PERU, Jorge Sosa Alonso with Maria Fischer • In Trujillo, more than 60 venerated images from all over northern Peru came together for the visit by Pope Francis. Among them was an image of Our Lady of Schoenstatt. On 19 January, Jorge Sosa Alonso took her to the waterfront esplanade of Huanchaco where the Holy Father celebrated Mass on 20 January and he then took her to the Plaza de Armas Square, where the Marian celebration was held. In preparation for the Pope’s visit, on Wednesday 17 January, a largeRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME – HOLY YEAR OF MERCY• We don’t know how many of the rectors and workers of the Schoenstatt shrine ministry attended and heard Pope Francis speak about welcoming the pilgrim: “It is important for pilgrims who cross the threshold of the shrine to feel treated more as family members than guests. They must feel at home, awaited, loved and looked upon with eyes of mercy.” This is one of the messages that Pope Francis gave to more than 3,000 participants of the Jubilee for Shrines and Pilgrimages,Read More
By Maria Fischer, from Tupãrenda, Paraguay •  “We are minutes away from what the reason for this trip was about,” said Father Antonio Cosp, Director of the Schoenstatt Movement in Paraguay, as we walked toward the Pilgrims’ Church in Tupãrenda; it was a trip of more than ten kilometers. Several months ago, he invited me to visit Paraguay, saying:   “I would be very happy if you could come for Palm Sunday, on 29 March. It is one the days with the most pilgrims (it is always this way when theyRead More