youth Tag

JMJ2023
WYD 2023 • With 200 days to go until World Youth Day (WYD), thousands of young volunteers, team leaders and members of WYD reference points had their first meeting of the year at the Sacred Heart Church in Lisbon, which began with a Mass presided over by Auxiliary Bishop Joaquim Mendes, of Lisbon. — The meeting brought together volunteers who are already preparing for World Youth Day (WYD), which will be held in the Portuguese capital from August 1 to 6 this year, with the theme “Mary arose and departedRead More
univeritarias
COSTA RICA, María Paula Alvarado • On Sunday, November 6th, twenty-four young university girls sealed their Covenant of Love in the Schoenstatt Shrine in San José. — This group prepared for eight workshops with their leaders, and the girls created attachments in their respective groups, in which joy and service to the Blessed Mother was reflected. Beyond being the leader of the university girls of San José/West, to have been part of this process as a leader was a great gift for me. The day I met all of themRead More
JMJ Lisboa
WYD LISBON 2023, press release, Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life • The International Preparatory Meeting for World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 concluded n October 19 in Fátima. From October 17-19, the event gathered all the teams of the Local Organizing Committee (COL) of WYD Lisbon 2023, who met with representatives of bishops’ conferences and youth ministry offices from around the world, as well as church movements and religious congregations. The goal is to share, dream, plan and pray together for the next WYD. — The opening session ofRead More
Petrópolis
BRAZIL, jumas • After two and a half years of not carrying out a mission in the Southeast of Brazil, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth departed during the last week of July for Petrópolis – where a few months earlier a landslide caused 230 deaths and left many families homeless. They were determined to express their solidarity through a missionary activity, taking Christ and Mary to the residents, listening to the families, and praying together, convinced that this spiritual support can help the city. — The mission began with a receptionRead More
CMT graduados
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta • The month of May has given us the first gifts of the year 2022. Last Friday the 13th, three new graduates joined the more than 50 graduates of FUNDAPROVA’s House Mother of Tupãrenda program. The event took place in the occasion of the awarding of the certificates of the program and of the Horticulture and Bakery courses of Sinafocal, in the presence of the authorities of both institutions. — This emotional act was accompanied by family, friends and loved ones of the new graduates. The audacityRead More
pastoral carcelaria
PARAGUAY, Cristi Santacruz • Today while going through Twitter I read the affirmation of a graduate specialist in addiction prevention and treatment: “The closer the family is, the farther away the drug is”. A statement that rang loud in the ears, but louder in the heart. — In 2016, when I started my apostolate of visiting every Saturday the Integral Educational Center of Itauguá and La Esperanza, for children and young people in conflict with the law, I heard hundreds of stories that have one factor in common: The familyRead More
peregrinacion

Posted On 12.03.2022In Covenant Life

Guadalupada 2022

SPAIN, Pere Pares • The Camino de Guadalupe is one of those great treasures of the Spanish tradition that, because it is not so popular, ends up being forgotten, at least for young people. However, great personalities, such as Isabella the Catholic or Miguel de Cervantes, have lived this pilgrimage and their lives are proof that it is a place of grace. — It has been something totally providential that the youth ended up walking the Camino Real. Originally the pilgrimage was going to be to Javier, but when theyRead More
festgefahren
Stefan Becker, Boys’ Youth Trier, Germany • “But I must also express gratitude to those who are not yet alive, to those who are coming. Yes, what will Schoenstatt become if the coming generations are not seized and permeated by the same spirit as we are? Doesn’t this have to remain the law in the Family for all times: Each generation must conquer Schoenstatt anew.” This is a small part of an address by Father Kentenich. He said this on August 11, 1935, in the context of his Silver JubileeRead More
Misión

Posted On 12.02.2022In Missions

Come and see

SPAIN, Carlos Martínez •  Upon entering the Schoenstatt Shrine at 97 Serrano Street in Madrid, Spain, one can read “Come and See”. A phrase from the Gospel of St. John. Everyday hundreds of people go on pilgrimage to this shrine in a noisy city. We are invited to place our gaze on Jesus and to follow him, even without knowing what we are looking for. A few days ago, hundreds of young people dared to fix our gaze on Him and let ourselves be led. — A week after theRead More
Misiones

Posted On 30.01.2022In Missions

He sent them two by two

ARGENTINA, Agustina Suvá • Between December 26 and January 5, more than 400 young people from different provinces of Argentina went on mission. Although everything was going against them because of the increase in the number of cases of COVID at the national level, they were able to carry out the missions… and they were truly a celebration. — Sixty young people from Salta went on mission in El Galpón, eighty from Tucumán in Trancas, 120 from Córdoba in Colona Caroya and 150 from Buenos Aires in Balcarce. They wereRead More