Spain Tag

testimonio
Manuel de la Barreda, Spain •  In several articles and comments that I have read for some time in this medium, I seem to glimpse a need for change, even a desire for change in our Family, in our Movement, although it is also true that this vision, this need that some of us see, is not shared by all. — It also seems that we need someone else to come to us with the given change, someone else to put the bell on the cat. As much as SchoenstattRead More
Ignacio Quintanilla Navarro (1960-2023)
SPAIN, 2nd Course of the Apostolic Family Federation in Spain • A cynical Spanish proverb says that “there is no such thing as a bad dead person.” It refers to the fact that when a person dies, all his faults are forgotten, and his virtues are exaggerated and sometimes invented. — For this reason, anyone reading this text without having known Ignacio Quintanilla may rightly think that it is a typical obituary. But it is not. We want to reflect, with absolute respect for the truth, what our friend andRead More
Córdoba
SPAIN, Cristina Ruiz Tirado • In some youths of the Schoenstatt Boys’ and Girls’ Youth of Madrid, the missionary desire grew to take Schoenstatt to Córdoba, where we had begun nine years ago with the Misión País; so we set out and decided to make Schoenstatt known among the youths of Córdoba who wanted to be closer to the Blessed Mother. — So that they could experience Schoenstatt firsthand The daily crowning of the Blessed Mother for this meeting since April 18th, and two months of expectation, preparation, and greatRead More
Alianza Federación
SPAIN, Laura Toves • On May 31, one of the important dates that we celebrate every year, Belén and Óscar sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother.  — The day could not have been better, sunny and warm, after the heavy rains of the previous days. It was the perfect afternoon for a great event. They were surrounded by their brothers and sisters from the 6th course of the Apostolic Family Federation in Spain, the most recent course, and by a large delegation from the Family Federation. HowRead More
CIOF
PARAGUAY/ SPAIN, Laura Toves • A few months ago we were surprised with totally unexpected news. We were offered to go to Asunción, Paraguay, for an international congress of the Schoenstatt Family Movement (CIOF). We were amazed, because we really did not expect something like this. Moreover, we imagined that perhaps the Family Federation wanted to send another couple. The truth is that we thought very little about it. This is one of those opportunities that should not be missed. — When the Paraguayan organization included us in a WhatsAppRead More
Dia de Alianza en Getafe
SPAIN, Ambrosio Arizu • The Blessed Mother’s allies are becoming more numerous in Getafe. On April 18th, they renewed their Covenant of Love in the parish of San Juan de Ávila de Móstoles, and then they had a time of encounter. — In the social networks of the parish we read: On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, we had a very special celebration in our parish where the Covenant of Love with Mary was renewed. We had some people from the Schoenstatt Shrine in Pozuelo and from other parishes who cameRead More
Retiro Mallorca - alianzas
SPAIN, pdb • On the island of Mallorca in Spain, we began a new retreat day with the theme “Mother, behold your children”, centered on the Unity Cross. — We began on Friday evening with a vigil in front of the cross. Everyone wrote on a piece of paper what they wanted to offer to Jesus and the Blessed Mother, united in the Unity Cross, so proper to us Schoenstatters, what we wanted to ask or what we wanted to give thanks for. The following day, Saturday, the retreat beganRead More
Cobijo
SPAIN, Yany Lafuente Mata • Dreams come true by the hand of God and under the protection of Our Lady, and Cobijo is a dream, a dream born from the desire to help those who come here to find new opportunities for a dignified and happy life. — Cobijo Cristo Rey is our fourth reception center, a place we thought was very far away when we embarked on this journey with Father Bladimir, but the feeling of seeing another house ready to welcome and give a home to many CubansRead More
Bendición Casa de Cobijo
SPAIN, Soledad Menéndez and César Fernández-Quintanilla •  Life in Cuba today is a nightmare. A daily struggle for survival, with no prospect of change and for many with only one way out: to leave the country. Every day, thousands of Cubans try to escape this situation in different ways, some at the danger of their lives. Many arrive in Madrid. Without papers, without work, without money and often with a broken soul. Here they come into contact with Father Bladimir in very different ways. — Bladimir Navarro, Schoenstatt diocesan priest,Read More
Maria mujer mujeres
Bárbara de Franceschi, Spain • This morning, looking at you, Mary, I gave thanks for every woman. For all that you are, for your delicate purity, your capacity to love each and everyone, your gentle gaze and your arms holding the Child and in Him each one of us. — Today, surely, all women: the women of that time, wrapped in that long garment, who at home made their bread every day, waiting for their children who brought fresh fish that they themselves caught with their nets, who taught themRead More