WYD Tag

WYD PANAMÁ, Maria Fischer • “We thank God for hosting the first World Youth Day where Mary – “the star of evangelization” – has been proposed to you as a model of courage and courage, who was available to fulfill God’s plan , for the one who had chosen her and whose response is the motto of this WYD: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.” During the opening Mass of the World Youth Day (WYD) Panama 2019, the local Archbishop,Read More
WYD2019 COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • The last day of the Hinéni gathering, January 19th, was dedicated to Fr. Kentenich and his decision on 20 January 1942, when he rejected asking for a second medical examination to avoid being sent to Dachau concentration camp. The family of Catalina Cabezas and Ricardo Hutt offered their estate on a mountain near San José for this day –a green paradise full of flowers, trees, turkeys, parrots, geese, with a wayside shrine for the Blessed Mother, a chapel, a large, wooden unity cross, andRead More
WYD2019, COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • 25 chalices for the hosts, but they are actually trophies that have been transformed into something sacred by skillful hands. 300 Sandwiches. I don’t know how many cups of coffee, tea, juice, and I have lost count of the bowls of salad. Thousands of calls to airports, tourism agencies, buses, Uber.Hundreds of moments of listening, laughing, praying, cleaning bathrooms and tables. The Costa Rican family surpassed themselvees in welcoming the young people who have come to the shrine. And they were still arriving onRead More
WYD 2019 Panamá, press office• The Panamanians now have the official Popemobile to be used by Pope Francis during his apostolic visit, for World Youth Day Panama 2019. —   Thanks to the contribution of two businesses: Distribuidora David, who donated the vehicle, and Tri-Star Centroamérica was in charge of its design and the manufacture, Panamanian hands completed the Popemobile’s assembly. It’s an automatic transmission dual-cab Ford Ranger XLT with all the specifications the Vatican requested to ensure the Supreme Pontiff’s security and comfort. The Popemobile has an escalator, aRead More
WYD 2019/COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez y María Fischer • They got off the plane and went straight to Mass in the Shrine: On January 4 about 50 young people from Switzerland arrived at the “Family of Hope” Shrine in San José, Costa Rica, and were welcomed by the youth and the entire Costa Rican Schoenstatt family, with the characteristic joy and hospitality that hundreds of young people will experience in the coming days.— For a whole month, from 4 January to 5 February, about 100 German-speaking young people from SwitzerlandRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos and Lilita Ricciardi • This year the summer Family Missions in General Alvear, Argentina that families and youth from La Plata will carry out coincides with World Youth Day in Panama. Just like every year, they are accompanied with prayer and capital of grace from many places of the world, and this time we will simultaneously pray for World Youth Day. — Last Covenant Day, Tuesday December 18th, in the Shrine of Father’s Freedom, La Plata, Argentina, we began a Prayer Chain for the Argentinean Marian Family MissionsRead More
WYD Panamá 2019, Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz via aleteia.org/Maria Fischer • Pope Francis will visit a juvenile detention center in Panama, and it will be one of the “most emotional” moments of the papal itinerary on the occasion of the 34th World Youth Day, which will be held in Panama from 22-27 January 2019 with the theme: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38), José Domingo Ulloa, Archbishop of Panama stressed. — On Friday, 25 January 2019,Read More
WORLD  YOUTH DAY PANAMA, Fr. José Luis Correa and Maria Fischer • Towards the end of May 2018, the Schoenstatt Fathers responsible for the Boys’ Youth in the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Paraguay met in Panama, together with Fr. José Luis Correa, for a day-long working meeting to plan themes linked to the presence and active participation of the Schoenstatt Youth at WYD Panama 2019. — The headquarters of the Schoenstatt Spirituality Centre is San Francisco de La Caleta parish, served by Fr. Romulo Aguilar, a Schoenstatt Diocesan priestRead More
Fr. Guillermo Carmona • The last few weeks have been intense in regard to social, religious and sports events.  “Life,” said St. Thomas, “is a constant movement” whose goal is to grow toward greater fullness.  From among all those events, I pick out two for our meditation:  the Pope’s encounter with the Youth in Poland and the Olympics in Brazil. “With a hand on the pulse of time…” I was overjoyed to breathe anew the fresh air entering the Church like a breath from the Spirit.  The Pope’s message doesRead More