Spain Tag

Educación orgánica
SPAIN, Macarena Navas Gasset • The Mount Tabor Schoenstatt School located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, is organizing the first Educational Congress on October 14 and 15, 2022: “Organic Education: Creating Connections”, whose first objective is to make Schoenstatt’s pedagogy known, concretized in the educational field, and to see how this dialogues with other educational proposals. — Education is a very important area, both as a cause and as a solution to many problems in our society. We are living in a time of changes and these are the onesRead More
Paz Leiva y Miguel Ángel Rubio, España
CHAPTER OF THE FEDERATION OF FAMILIES, Paz Leiva and Miguel Ángel Rubio • This is the third Chapter from the translation booth for Paz and the first one for Miguel Ángel, who does it from the secretary’s table. — The 4th Chapter of the Apostolic Family Federation (FAF) began on the first of September in Hillscheid. The participants are the International Directorate and two couples from each of the autonomous territories. This time, one couple from each of the territories that are close to becoming autonomous was also invited. EachRead More
Camino
SPAIN, Johannes Frick (Germany) •  Every journey starts with the first step. “I’ll walk the Camino!” – as simple as it sounds it is way more than that… I knew that I had to do it my way. This meant to start at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Heroldstatt in which shadow I spent so much time growing up; summer camps with the Boys’ Youth, weekend activities… The shrine that links Pater Kentenich to our family as Heroldstatt is the home town of my maternal grandparents. Leaving this shrine that’s whereRead More
Curso de comunicación
SPAIN, Laura Tovar • It was Jesus himself who told his disciples not to worry about what they were going to say or how they were going to say it when they were asked about the announcement of the Kingdom. He would send them the Holy Spirit who would inspire them with the right words. — Today, we also implore the Holy Spirit to inspire us with the right way and the right words to announce the Kingdom in the present times. But, honoring the “nothing without You, nothing withoutRead More
Marco
COSTA RICA / SPAIN, Barbara de Franchesi • We have all mourned Marco Calzada. There has been no distance, no time. There, where there was a Schoenstatter; there, where we were reached by the news of the death of a young man who was assaulted on his way home – a young man, healthy and generous, who could have been any of our children – there have been tears and gratitude. As those who really knew him said… there has been victory. — I was not fortunate enough to knowRead More
Sinodo
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • We began with enthusiasm the work to participate in the diocesan phase of the synod. It was important to participate, to think very well about the questions that were addressed to us, in order to give our opinion on everything that could be necessary for the Church. We are the Church, so we had a unique opportunity to intervene. — No working groups were formed in the parish, still for fear of Covid, but the parishioners were invited to send their proposals and responses. The parishRead More
Quedamos
SPAIN, Miguel Lasso de la Vega • In their faces we saw happiness and gratitude for what they had received, and our hearts were inflamed with satisfaction for having been instruments of Mary’s educational work. — Thus, we closed on Friday, February 4, in the Parish Church of Santa Maravillas de Jesús in Madrid the fourth edition of the project “¿Quedamos?”, Shall we meet, which had been interrupted because of the Covid-19 pandemic exactly two years ago and has now returned with renewed enthusiasm and joy. “Shall we meet?” isRead More
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
Sínodo Madrid
SPAIN, Javier Nieves •  My name is Javier, I am a journalist and radio broadcaster and also a member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Families. A few days ago, I received an unusual call. It was from the person in charge of institutional relations of the Archdiocese of Madrid: “Good afternoon, my name is Andrés Ramos, and I am calling you on behalf of Cardinal Carlos Osoro”. It is not a usual call, certainly not. “Good afternoon, and what do you need from me?”. — Don Andrés explained to meRead More
#prayForUkraine
Bárbara de Franceschi, Spain • “The horror of war awakens both the best and the worst in human beings.” Since 11 days ago (alas, by now many more) the horror of the war in Ukraine has aroused a feeling of impotence in most of the world before a situation which was unthinkable in the XXI century. — Russia may indeed have felt menaced when Ukraine was considering joining the NATO, yet nothing could justify a Russian invasion of a territory until then considered a friend, an invasion that immediately began with bombardments,Read More