the 18th Tag

ECUADOR, by Fernando Gonzáles and Maria Fischer • “We are very enthusiastic as we look forward to this 18th,” wrote Fernando González, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother from Salinas, in the province of Santa Elena, in Ecuador. A few days prior, he had contacted the editorial team with a simple question: “How does one organize an 18th?” With a little bit of material and a lot of encouragement, he convoked the other missionaries to find a location and to prepare everything. He promised to send photos and theRead More
URUGUAY, Sarita Ruibal and Maria Fischer • An Illuminated Rosary was prayed at the Punta del Este wayside shrine on 18 February (report to follow). This time it was offered for the project of student assistance that Sarita Ruibal, a missionary of the Rosary Campaign, coordinates at the Social Ministry of the Diocese of Maldonado to which Punta del Este belongs. This project is directed toward secondary students that are in critical social conditions, and they are helped through sponsorships upon finishing the secondary cycle (high school). The project beganRead More
PARAGUAY, Lourdes Céspedes and Maria Fischer • Each 18th of every month, Schoenstatters gather to celebrate and to renew the Covenant of Love at the Original Shrine, at the world’s 200 daughter Shrines, and in many wayside shrines. It is perhaps the largest Marian pilgrimage in the world… On 18 January 2016, the first Covenant of Love day of the year during the midst of the summer vacation, Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign missionaries from General Elizardo Aquino in the Departmento de San Pedro gathered at the wayside shrine to pray theRead More