youth Tag

ARGENTINA, Fr. José María Iturrería • On Monday, 16 January, we began the Camino de Brochero [Brochero’s Road] with a Mass of sending forth at the Shrine of Life and Hope in Córdoba. We received all the symbols that would accompany us on the walk, above all, the enormous number of petitions we received from many places, including Pope Francis’ current intention. We were surprised at how many people entrust their needs to Cura Brochero, and they trusted us to take these petitions to this saint. It is a greatRead More
MÉXICO, Juan David González, Member of the Machomisiones 2016 Organizational Team • In December 2016, 45 youths from the Monterrey Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth went to “La Casita” [Little House] community to begin construction of a place worthy in which to adore and praise our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mother, our Blessed Mother. La Casita is a community located in the state of Nuevo León, México, where approximately 300 people reside. They eagerly awaited the arrival of the missionaries, since the construction of this chapel represented a great desire toRead More
POPE FRANCIS IN ROME, BY Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz vía Aleteia.org • “A better world can be built also as a result of your efforts, your desire to change and your generosity,” Pope Francis wrote in his letter addressed to the youth. The Pontiff said that he was “pleased” to announce that in October 2018, the Synod of Bishops will take place under the topic: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” “I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart,” said the Pontiff who decidedRead More
SPAIN, Maria Fischer  with material from the Bulletin of the Schoenstatt Movement of Madrid • “The Holy Door that we have crossed in this Jubilee has set us on the path of charity, which we are called to travel daily with fidelity and joy. It is the road of mercy, on which we meet so many of our brothers and sisters who reach for someone to take their hand and become a companion on the way… Two thousand years have passed, yet works of mercy continue to make God’s goodnessRead More
VATICAN • 32nd World Youth Day, 2017 “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name” (Lk 1:49) 33rd World Youth Day, 2018 “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1:30) 34th World Youth Day, 2019 (Panama) “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38) These are the themes chosen by Pope Francis for the three-year World Youth Day journey that will culminate at the international celebration ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Estela Rodríguez • On 8 November, I read an article about our beloved “Talita Kum” Youth Missions on this website. I am from Corrientes, a beautiful province in northeastern Argentina, very close to the end of the world (as Pope Francis expressed). It is a place that loves Mary in spirit and soul. I want to share my testimony with you about the blessings we received at that mission in Caá Catí, 126 km from my city. Truly Divine Providence was very greatly at work. A year ago, aRead More
ARGENTINA, Ramón Sánchez Soloaga • On 29 October to 1 November, the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement youths from Corrientes carried out the second consecutive “Talita Kum” Schoenstatt University Missions, in the area of Caá Cati, Province of Corrientes with the motto “Mary’s servants, trusting in your Mercy.” With the objective of traveling the streets of the town as instruments of Mary, more than fifty youths acted as her feet by taking her to those places where the heart guided them, visiting the elderly, children, the ill and sharing her with theRead More
María Fischer • A burning sun, cloudless sky, no shade, 35° C…(95° F) a dozen youths, a priest and a couple determined to sort, carry and place paving stones, strongly hammering, repeatedly quality checking their work, hour after hour, day after day –for a week– all the while transforming sandy and uneven ground at the lower part of the Belmonte Schoenstatt International Center in Rome slowly into a well-proportioned, paved square that serves much more than parking for cars and buses. Why do they do it? Why did they sacrificeRead 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
MEXICO, by Brenda López Garza • With the desire to work for the ideal to be and to form loyal, firm and joyful families, a long held dream became a reality: to carry out the first Schoenstatt Family Mission in Monterrey. With trust in God and with the support of the contributions deposited in the capital of grace, a group of fifty missionaries, composed of six Schoenstatt Families in Monterrey, boys and girls from the Boys’ and Girls’ Youth, and Fr. Gonzalo Castro carried out the mission in the LaRead More