St. Joseph Tag

COSTA RICA, Hugo García • Daybreak was the usual cold, February dawn, but also, beautiful. We had everything ready since Saturday night to welcome the Madrugadores, who along with their families, confirmed they would come and share this special celebration with us— the first anniversary celebration of the Madrugadores from the Costa Rican Shrine.— For several days, we kept a great joy and expectation for the determined confirmation of the brothers, who like us, came every dawn to tell the Blessed Mother that we love her and that we wantRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos Cappelletti, with Analia Guaragna and Maria Fischer • The VIII National Gathering of Madrugadores was held August 19 – 21, in Nueve de Julio, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; a total of 226 were registered from ten provinces. Groups from the different parts of the country participated during the three sessions with the motto “Seeking Mary’s Shelter:” Corrientes, Entre Ríos, San Luis, La Rioja, San Juan, Jujuy, Mendoza, Comodoro Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and the diocesan groups from Coronel Charlone, Emilio Bunge, Los Toldos, Bragado, Pehuajó and the hostRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez de Monturiol • It was a sunny Sunday Mass; it was 10:00 a.m., but many felt it was already late afternoon. There was much physical as well as spiritual preparation to welcome more than 300 people. They rushed to make everything beautiful. Flowers, chairs, food, details as if it were a daughter’s wedding! Everything was carefully prepared and filled with beautiful details to welcome the Schoenstatt Family! Cars began to arrive. The parking lot was full, but many men collaborated to open more space for additionalRead More
COSTA RICA,  María Fischer • Twenty years or more of waiting? The first article from Costa Rica, published on schoenstatt.org in 1999, already spoke of this young, apostolic, growing family’s desire to have their Shrine. Those who visit the Belmonte Shrine in Rome are witnesses of this desire daily. Twelve years ago, a delegation from Costa Rica took their jar to Belmonte; it was a small glass jar entwined with a grapevine, a ribbon in Costa Rica’s colors, and a small wooden shrine with the inscription: “For our future CostaRead More
FRANCIS IN THE UNITED STATES • From the great speech to the1 United States Congress to homeless people. “The images of Francis on the TV here show how much he is in contact with the people,” commented Claudia Echenique from Argentina during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. “Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters,” said the Pope in his meeting with homeless people at the Charitable Centre of St. Patrick’s Parish in Washington. “You make me think of Saint Joseph. YourRead More