volunteer Tag

ARGENTINA| Gabriela Sarquis de Imperatrice • Approximately 7 years ago I began as a volunteer at the Casa del Niño P. José Kentenich (Day Care Center) in Florencio Varela, after having gone to share and collaborate with the celebration of a Children’s Day. That day, when I saw the happy faces of the close to 300 children who attend the Casa daily, I thought … this is where I want to do my apostolate.  – I am Gabriela Sarquis de Imperatrice. With Gustavo, my husband, we have 5 children andRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva • This confinement thing is getting long. Even with so much time on our hands, we’re busy all day. — Yesterday was Holy Thursday. In the middle of the afternoon, a WhatsApp made me fix my eyes on my mobile: it’s Tita, from Vienna, I’m going to answer. “I’ll be with you in a while.” It took me half an hour to get to my friend. Tita was “struggling” with a text from Father Busse. A profound text, full of humanity, like Father Busse, joyful, full ofRead More
FRANCIS IN CHILE, by Sophie Berthet E. • “Faith is lived in community.” This is one of the expressions that has most marked my life because I have always thought of myself as being very sociable and because I believe that it is very true. I won’t share the reasons here because that is not what this article is about, but I hope that through this account, you’ll see what I mean. I worked as a volunteer for the Pope’s visit. I love to sing. I belonged to the MisiónRead More
CHILE, Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of Movement in Chile • The forest fires that have affected a large part of Chile for several days prompted Fr. Mariano Irureta, National Director of the Movement Chile to send a letter to Schoenstatters (in Chile and abroad) on the Feast of the Presentation. He asks for help with prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity, as well as to let all Schoenstatters and people who want to help know. “Indeed, we saw the article, “Covenant Solidarity with Chile,” published on your website, whichRead More

Posted On 03.08.2016In WYD2016

The faded stars in Cologne

By Sarah-Leah Pimentel • The article “On the Move with Trust in GOD” brought tears to my eyes. The article says that a candle with the World Youth Day symbol was burning in the shrine. And then I saw the photograph. It was not the symbol of WYD2016, it was the symbol of WYD2005, which took place in Cologne, Germany that year. The motto that year was “We have come to worship him.” And the five stars that greeted the young people who came to Cologne that year are still there.Read More
Bernadette and Norbert Weweler. After Jubilee celebrations, the pilgrim area behind the Original Shrine quite literally turned to mud. The protective netting and a lot of the sawdust over the grass more or less kept the pilgrims' feet dry. After the celebrations, the state of the field inspired a homily in the Pilgrim Church.Read More