Shrine Tag

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
ARGENTINA, Inés Petiti • For many years, the Schoenstatt Family from the Corrientes province has dreamed of building a Shrine. There are many wayside shrines in these lands in northeast Argentina, the next one more beautiful than the other, but the closest Schoenstatt Shrines are in Oberá (400 km), Paraná (600 km) and Asunción, Paraguay (350 km). They are too far to visit or go to on pilgrimage often, and even more so for the poor people of the Rosary Campaign. In Corrientes they are already searching for land; theyRead More
ECUADOR, Emili Puñet • The family from Quito is celebrating! On 20 January 1993, we invited our Blessed Mother to build her throne in the middle of the world, and on Saturday, 20 January 2018, we celebrated 25 years of this great blessing for the entire Schoenstatt Family. On this date, Auxiliary Bishop, Danilo Echeverría, celebrated the Jubilee Mass as the last act of a triduum of thanksgiving that began with a Covenant Mass on the 18th, followed by Adoration on the 19th, and concluded with a Mass for 500Read More
ARGENTINA, with material from AICA • On November 18, the Schoenstatt Family from San Luis gathered to share the first of two formative occasions of the groundbreaking celebration for the future Shrine along with Sr. Catalina and Fr. Alan Sosa Tello. During the second occasion, the ground was blessed ending with the celebration of the Holy Mass on the grounds of the future Shrine. Annual Youth Walk from San Luis to the Wayside Shrine offered for the Shrine On November 4, the youths from San Luis took the Schoenstatt MotherRead More
PARAGUAY, Sandra Lezcano • Today my alarm clock rang three hours earlier than usual. I had to do my work at the office so I could leave early for Tupãrenda. Early on, my cell phone’s screen displayed a number of messages on social media that needed to be read. There was no doubt that it was a special day. I greeted the Blessed Mother in my Home Shrine telling her about my plans to leave work early so I could visit her in the afternoon at the Tupãrenda Shrine. IRead More