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Covenant of Love in the Schoenstatt Shrine in Kuttur, India
INDIA, Fr. Alwin Joseph • Twenty-three students (eight from the Schoenstatt Language Academy, and others from Kuttur, Kerala) sealed their Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable (MTA) of Schoenstatt. Three students among them renewed their Covenant of Love. — There were two groups preparing to seal their Covenant of Love. The group from Kuttur has been preparing for a year. Every month, mostly on the second Saturday, we met in the Shrine. Adoration, mentoring, special activities were there. Activities of reaching out As a group preparing for theRead More
Misión Juvenil La Plata
ARGENTINA, Lilita and Carlos Ricciardi • From January 27 to February 4 of this year, the Archdiocesan Youth Mission of the Archdiocese of La Plata for young people aged 14 to 25 took place in the city of Villa Elisa (14.7 km from La Plata) under the motto “Let us proclaim greatness in its simplicity”. — We learned about it through the announcement made by Father Guillermo Khidir at the Sunday Mass in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. At the end of the service, we asked him how weRead More
Misiones Familiares 2024
ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • It is January 2024 and the Family Missions in Argentina have completed 25 years of existence. In 1999, a group of intrepid couples and young people from La Plata dared to travel to Paraguay to bring a missionary experience that today has expanded throughout the length and breadth of the country. — What began as a daring initiative and a trust-based challenge to the Blessed Mother has become an experience of family in faith that has transformed the lives of many people of allRead More
Misa en la capilla de la cárcel de menores
PARAGUAY, Ismelda Vázquez • The Prison Pastoral “Visitation of Mary” continues to be full of enthusiasm and good vibes to continue betting on those who do not have so many opportunities, on those whom most people fear and even hate. They are beings who should be innocent, protected and guided by someone, either their family or the state, but no. They are not for that. None of them are there for that, they were raised in single rooms, among drugs, alcohol, violence, which their minds were normalizing. — Ooh, whatRead More
Gala Musical.  Representantes de Fundaprova
PARAGUAY, Ani Souberlich • Every year, Fundaprova (the legal entity that supports Casa Madre de Tupãrenda) finds it necessary to organize events throughout the year in order to support the expenses of the program that is developed at Casa Madre de Tupãrenda (CMT). In this way, we can keep the doors of our house open to so many young people who, upon their release from juvenile prison, need a place that welcomes them, educates them, and prepares them for life and all that “living in freedom” entails. — Since twoRead More
Cardenal Adalberto Martínez Flores en Tuparenda, 18.10.2023
PARAGUAY, Cardenal Adalberto Martínez Homily in Tuparenda, October 18, 2023 • On October 18, a multitude of believers participated in the feast in honor of the Virgin of Schoenstatt in the Shrine of Tupãrenda, which is located at kilometer 37 of Ypacaraí. Four Masses were celebrated and the second one was presided by Cardinal Adalberto Martínez Flores, Metropolitan Archbishop of Asunción, President of the Paraguayan Episcopal Conference. On October 18, in Tupãrenda, it was celebrated under the motto: “With Mary, a family in covenant in service of a synodal Church”.Read More
Perergrinacion de la juventud diosesana al santuario de Schoenstatt en Tucumán
ARGENTINA, Guillermo Ferreyra • Every year, the youth of the Archdiocese of San Miguel de Tucumán make a one-day pilgrimage that connects two shrines in nearby cities. — This year they chose our shrine “Garden of Mary” as their destination. Under the motto “By your hand we go, without hesitation”, more than 2000 young people from different parish groups, movements, and spiritual currents, accompanied by priests, seminarians and religious sisters, set out in the morning from the parish of Our Lady of Fatima. They began the first steps at 8Read More
La Plata
ARGENTINA, Carlos Ricciardi • On August 15th, the Schoenstatt Family of La Plata celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary and the 58th Anniversary of the “Shrine of Father’s Liberation”. The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Jorge González, member of the Schoenstatt Diocesan Priests’ Federation, concelebrated with several priests, among them Fathers Javier Arteaga, José María Iturrería, Pablo Mullín and Fr. Alberto Meroni. — For the past year, the Family of La Plata has been on the “road to the 60th birthday” of the Shrine, motivated by theRead More
JJMJ Lisboa 2023
WYD LISBON 2023, Stefanie Rottler • In Lisbon there are only two directions: Up or down. Whoever wandered through the charming alleys of Lisbon from August 1 to 7, 2023, may have encountered us, a group of 150 young people from the Schoenstatt Movement from Germany, Austria and Australia. — The big international Schoenstatt festival at the chapel in Lisbon was our impressive opening event, where the Portuguese Schoenstatt family spared no expense or effort in giving us a colorful welcome to the vibrant city. From there we went toRead More
JMJ Lisboa 2023
WYD Lisbon 2023, Maria Fischer • It feels like going through withdrawal. The thousands of young people are missing, the hectic pace of press releases and photos offered by the WYD Lisbon 2023 press center, the live transmissions, the work against the clock of the team to cover the experiences in Lisbon… What will the youth of this World Youth Day take with them? And what about us? What about the many critics who were not there, but “know” that there was a lack of critical press, that everythingRead More