poverty Tag

Patricio Young, Chile • The educational issue is very important in our Schoenstatt family for the mission. That is why it deserves permanent reflection from different points of view. — From education is where significant signs should be marked, such signs should generate paths of inclusion, that seek to overcome the discrimination and social gap that we have within us and that conforms us as a caste, exactly what Fr. Kentenich never wanted. “We have to begin by overcoming this caste pride or caste treatment in our midst; I intentionallyRead More
CHILE, Natalia Jáuregui / Maria Fischer • “There is another social-educational project: the Father Hernan Alessandri Foundation, which has a large school in the commune of Puente Alto, in Santiago de Chile,” commented Father Francisco Pereira, spiritual director of Maria Ayuda, Chile, a few months ago in an exchange with schoenstatt.org about concrete projects of the development of a new social order, from the Covenant of Love. This is the Colegio José Kentenich in Puente Alto, where 834 boys and girls from the neighborhood are taught. It is a differentRead More
ARGENTINA| Gabriela Sarquis de Imperatrice • Approximately 7 years ago I began as a volunteer at the Casa del Niño P. José Kentenich (Day Care Center) in Florencio Varela, after having gone to share and collaborate with the celebration of a Children’s Day. That day, when I saw the happy faces of the close to 300 children who attend the Casa daily, I thought … this is where I want to do my apostolate.  – I am Gabriela Sarquis de Imperatrice. With Gustavo, my husband, we have 5 children andRead More
ARGENTINA, Mercedes Verón, Director of the Casa del Niño Padre José Kentenich  • La Casa del Niño (Children’s House), a private institution, is in Florencio Varela, Province of Buenos Aires and was created on June 16, 1985, in the year of Father Joseph Kentenich’s centennial, from whom it takes its name. With the support of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement, little by little, with much effort and with the unconditional generosity of many people, this little house was built, which at this time gives 340 children between the ages of 3Read More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • Since early morning, hundreds of pilgrims arrived at Mary’s dwelling in Tupãrenda. The boys from Mother of Tupãrenda House also arrived, before the 8:00 am Mass as usual… But this day was like not the previous ones… There was a great deal of movement: people, vehicles, automobiles, and large buses that parked on the grounds of the national shrine of Paraguay. It was Our Lady of Schoenstatt, our beloved Blessed Mother’s Day. Every year on October 18, thousands of pilgrims arrive in Tupãrenda from all theRead More
PARAGUAY,  Adriana Cardozo • Mother of Tupãrenda House is located in the midst of Route II’s busy traffic in Itauguá.  The House has an excellent staff that affectionately and patiently works and is proper in those who love the tasks they do.  Ani Souberlich, its director, is the most faithful reflection of this group. They fulfill their mission of “saving” the lives of many youths with total commitment. Mother of Tupãrenda House is a Project of Socio-educational Re-integration and Personal Development aimed at teens between the ages of 16-18, whoRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich and Maria Fischer • On July 30, the afternoon was sunny yet cool. Some youths were seen close to the wayside shrine, each one with his guitar in hand. They were playing and singing, amid embarrassment, nerves, laughter that was more or less contained, before beginning to make a serious effort to rehearse some songs… It looked a Boys’ Youth camp or an enjoyable moment from the Missions… But we were looking at some youths who until a few months ago had been in jail and livedRead More
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich, director of Mother of Tupãrenda House • On 30 June, the Mother of Tupãrenda House was once again festively decorated in celebration for a participant’s graduation from the 9-month project. One more young man has shown us that he only needed the opportunity to have another option for life. He needed someone who would show him the right road, to learn the road, and to choose the best for himself and his family. Relatives of the graduate, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, and Lourdes Marín, representing Fundaprova (Foundation forRead More
FOCOLARE MOVEMENT, Press Release • 1100 people from 49 countries, involved in the Economy of Communion, will meet Pope Francis on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Eight people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population. This is what Oxfam Report 2017 says. Runaway inequality is condemning hundreds of millions of people to poverty and highlighting the iniquity of the current economic system. In this complex situation, the Economy of Communion may be considered as a prophetic sign. It originated in May 1991, in Brazil as a reactionRead More
PARAGUAY, vía Dequeni.org.py • Within the framework of “Rebuild Hope” Campaign, the Dequení foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin the work to improve “Costa Sosa” (Luque) and “Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary (Ypané) community centers, with the support received from businesses and generous donors. These community centers suffered serious damage to the roof and walls due to deterioration from the constant storms during the past year; as a result, Dequení transferred their activities to temporary locations. Thus at the beginning of this year, the Foundation proposed to implementRead More