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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
cárcel
PARAGUAY, Roberto M. González • Almost 15 days away from the beginning of this new year, I can take the time to analyze an idea that I have had in my head since December 31 of last year. — On December 31 I was able to go again to the juvenile prison of Itauguá to share with them a New Year’s Eve dinner. This time was a little more familiar to me, because I met the director of the prison and one of the prison officials, whom I had alreadyRead More
Uruguay
URUGUAY, Totus Tuus Mission • The Totus Tuus is the mission organized by the Schoenstatt Youth of Uruguay with 4th, 5th and 6th graders missionaries. In this 2021 year, it took place from Octobre 29th to 31st in Casabó (a neighborhood of Montevideo), with a total of 100 people. — Facundo Micheloni was invited by his brother; here he shares his experience: I came to Schoenstatt last year because my brother invited me. However, I did not know if it was really worth it to miss a whole weekend toRead More
Casa Madre de Tuparenda
Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Paraguay • A few days ago I received a letter in Italian, supposedly from some Trappist nuns in the United States, offering me financial help for social projects at the service of the poorest, and wanting to know what we do in this field. — I answered them in English, since I don’t know enough Italian, and told them about our prison ministry “Visitation of Mary”, and our post-prison program “House Mother of Tupãrenda”. I also wrote that we need support specifically to pay for the scholarshipsRead More
knights of Mary
INDIA, Fr. Bibin Parambi ISch • “Health is Wealth”, right? During the pandemic, that has become almost a mantra, because good health has become the greatest gift. Our Blessed Mother has also protected us during this pandemic, just as she has throughout our lives. With her to help us, we have no reason to worry! In May 2020, the Schoenstatt Movement in Germany came up with the idea of ‘Coronamater,’ that is, to crown the MTA as the Queen of Our Health. The Schoenstatt Academy for Life Transmission and TransformationRead More