Tuparenda Tag

PARAGUAY, Novitiate of the Schoenstatt Fathers • With joy, the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers invites you to participate in the Reception of Sion Alb on Saturday, 6 July 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Maria de la Trinidad Church at the Tupãrenda, Ypacaraí, Paraguay, Schoenstatt Shrine. In this Eucharistic celebration, the novices will receive their Sion Alb as a sign of belonging to our community. — The current novitiate course began on March with the celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph.  The Master of Novices is Father PabloRead More
PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke/mf Christmas in jail? It is sad reality for hundreds of young adolescents in Itagua, Paraguay’s Juvenile Detention Center close to the Tupãrenda Shrine. Christmas in jail? While others rest, sing, feast, and enjoy family and friends? Madness! Madness and a joy for the Schoenstatt prison ministry team. — “Thank you for remembering us on such a special day!” some of the young men said, almost tearfully … Ismelda, she is the “snack boss” each Saturday, comments: “It is worthwhile!! For a hug, for a happy face,Read More
PARAGUAY, Horacio Chávez • At 5:30 am, the first buses of pilgrims arrived at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda, and with this the national celebration of Our Lady of Schoenstatt’s gathering began. At that time, the volunteers and all those who serve on this day walked to their respective places to give every pilgrim the best welcome. — Two months before, a team of forty volunteers, called Equipo 18 (Team 18), met to prepare the organizational logistics and welcome for thousands of pilgrims that would arrive on October 18th fromRead More
PARAGUAY, Martín Pereira • Yes, this time we’re a Schoenstatt “that’s coming back.” All year we go out with our Pilgrim Mothers to visit families, schools, and hospitals transmitting our covenant culture in every community of our country. But on October 18th, the missionaries of the Rosary Campaign came from the most distance places to visit our Schoenstatt Mother in Tupãrenda. — On the eve of October 18th, all the missionaries interrupted the Pilgrim Mother’s travel, we gathered money that was saved, and from allover, we began the going toRead More
PARAGUAY, 15 September 2018, Maria Fischer • A  guard at the Tupãrenda shrine wearing a sky blue vest welcomed three pilgrims – two from Ciudad del Este and one from Germany – at the door of the shrine, with a large cordial smile that is typical of Paraguay. She gave us a piece of plain white paper and explained: write your offering for today on this paper and place it in the jar in the Shrine…We know and have been doing it for years. However, this very cordial, joyful, confidentRead More
PARAGUAY, Carolina Cristaldo • Paraguay celebrates Children’s Day on 16 August, and like previous years, the children’s Rosary Campaign (Campañita) missionaries met at the National Shrine of Tupãrenda. The celebration took place on Sunday, 12 August beginning at 7:00 am, and Tupãrenda experienced a great, truly Schoenstatt celebration with more than 600 children from several communities from all over the country. — It was a time of great joy and emotion. After 3 years of spiritual preparation, those present could savour and enjoy the coming together of all the modalitiesRead More
PARAGUAY, editorial team • Few weeks remain in a Year of Fr. Kentenich celebrated within all the Schoenstatt Family in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of his death, 15 September 1968. A multitude of varied initiatives have emerged this year, in a year that is not just for memories, but also a call to personally and concertedly embody Fr. Kentenich’s person and charism in covenant. In Paraguay, the Year of Fr. Kentenich will close with the blessing of a statue in Tupãrenda.  — In the 2017 Pentecost Letter, Fr. JuanRead More
PARAGUAY, Revista Tupãrenda • At the Tupãrenda Shrine’s facilities, a group of men and women gather to learn culinary techniques, as part of a program called “Career advancement.” This program is aimed at breadwinners or generally interested persons, to train them in a profession with immediate job opportunities, and encouraging their own entrepreneurship. Liz Vega, a member of the Schoenstatt Movement, is the instructor; she has passed on her knowledge for six years as a service to the Blessed Mother. Twenty people, twenty entrepreneurs Currently twenty people are beneficiaries; theyRead More
PARAGUAY, Sandra Lezcano • Today my alarm clock rang three hours earlier than usual. I had to do my work at the office so I could leave early for Tupãrenda. Early on, my cell phone’s screen displayed a number of messages on social media that needed to be read. There was no doubt that it was a special day. I greeted the Blessed Mother in my Home Shrine telling her about my plans to leave work early so I could visit her in the afternoon at the Tupãrenda Shrine. IRead More

Posted On 28.07.2017In Covenant Life

A Second honeymoon

PARAGUAY, Adriana Cardozo • At the entrance of the Retreat House, the hosts (affectionately called “parents) warm welcome and a postcard marked the official start of a long-awaited marriage adventure, the Family Branch retreat at the introductory level. After a self-knowledge workshop, forty-seven couples from different cities belonging to the Diocese of San Lorenzo were ready to relive the best years of their lives together especially learning facets that they had never discovered in each other. The premise of the first workshops was very interesting. The focus on self-knowledge wasRead More