solidarity Tag

Ucrania
POLAND/UKRAINE/SPAIN, Benjamin Arizu • Concrete Solidarity: Benjamin (34 years old, 4 children) and Juan (22 years old) Arizu, sons of Ambrosio Arizu, from the Spanish Family Federation and initiator of “Madre, ven”, went together to Poland, rented two vans and traveled to the Ukrainian border to look for people and take them wherever they needed. — Benjamin has been married for eight years, has four children and is with his wife in the Madrid Family League. Juan is finishing university and recently came back from his missionary work in Asturias,Read More
#Ucrania
In covenant solidarity with Ukraine, Editorial Team • Only hours after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, members of the schoenstatt.org team began to spread on their networks Pope Francis’ appeal for peace and his call for a day of fasting and prayer for Ukraine on March 2, Ash Wednesday. Shortly afterwards, it was also on schoenstatt.org, in all five languages, as a featured article. A gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, with the soldiers, the children, the mothers, the dead fathers, with the children, womenRead More
La Comuna
ECUADOR, Giannina Ponce • After the flood disaster, our hearts, saddened by the tragedy, rejoiced to see the solidarity of all people of Quito. Everyone, rich and poor united with a single objective: to help La Comuna and La Gasca, some with shovels and work, others collecting donations or lending their vans to move all the donations to La Comuna. — What a joy, in the midst of pain, to see how united we all are more. When God is in our midst there are no differences, and we mustRead More
barro
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • In rubber boots they are walking through ankle-deep mud. From time to time, they have to jump over a torrent of muddy water. But they do not stop. They continue to walk through the streets full of mud, a consequence of the flood that last Monday destroyed large parts of La Comuna, the poorest neighborhood in Quito. They are Fr. Rafael Amaya and some volunteers who are collecting telephone numbers and addresses of the victims, not getting their hands dirty – as Pope Francis always demandsRead More
Aluvión Quito
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • “On behalf of CACSPMEC (Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito) we want to donate some supplies for the natural disaster that happened in La Gasca. We would like to know what supplies they need the most.” Within minutes of sharing the call for donations by the Amparo y Formación Infantil Padre José Kentenich Foundation (“Niños de Maria”) on Twitter and Instagram, we received this message. Shocking the solidarity, shocking also how they communicated via schoenstatt.org at the same moment of the first donation by someone of us.Read More
accidente
ECUADOR, Giannina Ponce/ Maria Fischer • María José Llumipanta Flores is 30 years old, she is the mother of the student Dostin Simbaña, 6th year of Basic Education, from “Niños de María”. Two weeks ago, she suffered a serious accident on her way to work, as a passenger on a motorcycle she fell to the ground. She does not remember the accident or why she fell. She woke up about six days later in a hospital. — María José Llumipanta Flores was lucky. She survived the accident, received a life-savingRead More
dolor
By Dr. Eduardo Jurado Bejar, Ecuador • As we watch what is happening in Venezuela, Haiti, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa and I wonder if it moves us. — If something moves us, it means that it bothers us, worries us, changes us. It moves us toward someone or something; it means that it hits us at an emotional level. Erich Fromm pointed out that love and solidarity — if genuine — are universal. He said that if someone loves a human being, he or she also loves humanity. Solidarity is aRead More
Quito bolsos de caridad
ECUADOR, Maria Fischer • What gives a Schoenstatt shrine its life? The building? The altar? The picture of the Blessed Mother? That community that gathers there to pray? The Schoenstatters who feel at home in it? The capital of grace? These are all good and valid reasons, but the “insider reasons” do not mean anything to ordinary people, to society. Do we have “outsider reasons” to explain what gives a Schoenstatt shrine its life? In Quito, Ecuador, there is one. — In Quito, Ecuador, there is an outside reason thatRead More
Santuario de Santa Cruz do Sul
BRAZIL, Maria Fischer • “What if we launched a large international campaign seeking contributions to the Capital of Grace to help our brothers and sisters in Santa Cruz do Sul to reconquer and rebuild their shrine? Let us create a great current of support and accompaniment for them and show them that there is also community in Schoenstatt. It is an idea…” An idea that Claudio Ardissone from Assunción suggested to his international team members at schoenstatt.org when he saw the pictures of the interior of the shrine, with itsRead More
Padre nuestro de la pandemia
Msgr. Francisco Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación • Meditate on this prayer and pray an Our Father and a Hail Mary for the sick and their families and for the health personnel and their families. — Our Father, who art in the hearts of thy children, blessed be thy name and blessed be thy infinite tenderness. Come with your Kingdom of peace and life, and embrace your little ones and the needy, in your mercy. Make us humble to love your will and live according to your desires, in our dailyRead More