Shrine Tag

WYD 2019/COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez y María Fischer • They got off the plane and went straight to Mass in the Shrine: On January 4 about 50 young people from Switzerland arrived at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica, and were welcomed by the youth and the entire Costa Rican Schoenstatt family, with the characteristic joy and hospitality that hundreds of young people will experience in the coming days.— For a whole month, from 4 January to 5 February, about 100 German-speaking young people from SwitzerlandRead More
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • Friday, 16 November 2018, was an important milestone for the South Nation of God family, in the heart of America, since the first step for the construction of the future shrine in the city of Encarnación (Paraguay) was undertaken. After its spiritual and material conquest, the wayside shrine was blessed three months since the official launch and the presentation of the project set for the 18 October. However the Blessed Mother asked for more. She always has everything under control and her children committed to herRead More
COSTA RICA, Fr. José Luis Correa • The “Franz Liszt Schule, a German-Costa Rican School, at the St. Ann Center, San José, Costa Rica, in the neighborhood adjacent to the “Family of Hope” Shrine, also has an integrated music school beginning with pre-school. —   A couple of days ago, the choir from this school went to the shrine to present a Christmas Concert on the grounds, which in January will be filled with young people from all over the world, for the International Schoenstatt Youth conferences before World YouthRead More
PUERTO RICO, Edgardo L. Rivera • It is pretty normal to see Schoenstatt Biker Missionaries in Puerto Rico’s shrines, but seeing about 100 motorcyclists visit the three shrines on the same day is providential. — The motorcycle pilgrimage “Three shrines— one prayer” was held on October 21st, which was organized by Juan González and Orlando Rivera, both belong to Lares of the Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA) chapter. The purpose was to get together to offer and pray for the companions and relatives of cancer and diabetic patients. The chaptersRead More
PARAGUAY, Jorge Hrisuk • The “Shrine of the South”, in the Itapúa Department with its capital— Encarnación — a city founded on 25 March 1615 by Jesuit, San Roque González of Santa Cruz (the first Paraguayan saint), stopped being a dream a little more than ten years since the founding of the Movement there. — In 2006 Fr. Antonio Cosp, of the Paraguayan Schoenstatt founding generation and the National Director of the Movement at that time, extended a public invitation via social media to those who were interested in beginningRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • A year of Italian Boys’ Youth concluded the year on 2 July 2018 with a South American-style barbecue. — It was a real celebration, with special guests: the teen-agers of “Santi Patroni” parish’s, post-confirmation group, where the Schoenstatt Fathers work. It was a year we could define, using a beloved term by the newest generations: 2.0, with a new leader, new logo, new incorporations among the group’s members, new challenges. It was the year of re-launching for a project that began in Schoenstatt on 28 MarchRead More
MÉXICO, by Claudia Ruiz and Rosario Rodríguez • Our Shrine in Monterrey, Mexico, is located on the highest mountain peak, and to reach it, we have to travel a rather challenging route softened somewhat by the spectacular panoramic views we enjoy. The route invites us to leave comfort behind, and depart on a spiritual and physical pilgrimage—finding ourselves in a place of peace and relishing the silence and love of Our Mother. Over the years, great physical, economic, and spiritual efforts have been made to conquer it and now, weRead More
ENGLAND, Ann Mazza • The traditional May Day at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Kearsley, Bolton, the only one in England, celebrated on May 12, brought a new experience to the Schoenstatt Family of England: The Rosary of Lights or Illuminated Rosary, prayed for world peace.— “A big thank you to the women’s group for planning and preparing our wonderful May Day celebration this year! I can’t think of a better way of thanking Our Lady for her many graces and blessings. I’m sure it would have made her smile,” aRead More
PARAGUAY, Johnny and Sonia Zaracho • The news traveled in minutes via the southern Schoenstatt Movement of Encarnación’s communication networks, and all Paraguay’s and beyond: “With hearts bursting out of our chests, we officially announce that the city council has just unanimously approved the granting of a loan for the grounds for the Shrine of the South with the Schoenstatt Fathers.— The desires and dreams of all the faithful of the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement in southern Paraguay of having a daughter shrine in the city of Encarnación, was enkindled thisRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez Aguilar de Monturiol • The triduum activities commemorating the blessing of the first Costa Rican Schoenstatt Shrine, “Family of Hope,” were a gift for the Church. A fair was held beneath the intense hot Costa Rican summer sun…it was a family and pedagogical celebration. The event’s name was: “Encounter with Schoenstatt…together for the family” united the different family Branches and Schoenstatt apostolates.  United they demonstrated the family work during the weekend. The objective was to make a contribution of the Family Work to the Church andRead More