“People of a Land Where They Live from the Sea” – that’s how the population of Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal, 3 km west of Aveiro in the small town of Ílhavo, are characterized. It’s a little village among trees, birds, and fish, surrounded by the Ria de Aveiro, a beautiful beach with a fortress to […]Read more
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Mission Exposition: “Schoenstatt throughout the World”
Exhibits from all continents give you a sense of the wealth and originality of the various cultures.
Photos, diagrams, and texts give you an overview of the new Christian life that surges forth throughout the world from the Schoenstatt Shrines, familiarize you with the Pilgrim Mother Campaign as a modern form of the new evangelization, and present our community’s concrete fields of work and social projects.
Sister Mariana Hermann
Berg Schoenstatt 6
The six-year-old Amaro is still attending pre-school. He suffers from controlled epilepsy. His mother Elizabeth, 29 years old, is illiterate and was abandoned by her own mother already as a small child. She doesn’t know how to educate her undisciplined child. Both of them find help at “Casa de María.” This social center with a […]Read more
The “Sunbeam” Educational Center for Preschool Children opened in 1998 in Atibaia, São Paulo State, Brazil, and is one of the areas of work of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. It is run by them through a contract with the city council. However, the existence of the pre-school education center would be impossible without the […]Read more
Nearly half of Burundi’s population (46%) is under 15 years old. The frequent and bloody conflicts that have kept the country in suspense for a long time make traumatic experiences part of everyday life for many children and young people. An estimated 650,000 children have lost their parents and become orphans during civil wars or […]Read more
At the Milagros Cruz Continuing Education School in Tenares, our sisters offer classes for mothers and young women with limited economic resources who want to learn a profession. This gives them a chance to use their respective talents to support their families. At the same time, they grow into the productive labor market and can […]Read more
Daycare “Seed of Life” The “Seed of Life” daycare center in Confins, a suburb of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, is one of the facilities of our community in Brazil that supports low-income families. It was opened in 2003 to meet a need of the city which today has approx. 6,478 inhabitants […]Read more
The “Sunny Corner” children’s center is located in a poor district of Camobi, a suburb of Santa Maria/Brazil. About 1,000 families live here in extremely poor conditions. Most of the adults are unemployed. Their huts are located in the swamp area, and when it rains heavily, they are flooded. There is a lack of everything […]Read more
The task of our social center “La Nazarena” is to pick up the poorest families and give them impetus to change their lives. Our work covers three areas: health, education and professional skills. Our name: “La Nazarena” “La Nazarena” seeks to convey an experience of communion in which Christian values are lived. People should experience […]Read more
We have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Kaliningrad for a long time. Since March 2020 we have had a different order in our parish and Caritas center for the support and care for our visitors. For security reasons we unfortunately had to close our ambulance. Only the soup kitchen initially remained in operation. Help […]Read more
The health center of the Mutumba mission station with its hospital, outpatient clinic and maternity ward is the first and often only contact point for medical care and advice for the people of the region. The buildings were constructed decades ago with very simple means. The maternity ward could already be renovated a few years […]Read more
A report by Amalia Tornini, Member of the Board of Directors “Casa de María”, El Peñon, Chile Those who thought that this terrible pandemic was about to peak and that the contagion was decreasing were wrong. There are still strict traveling restrictions for most of the metropolitan areas in our city of Santiago and other […]Read more
The day care center “Jardim Marabá” is located in the eastern zone of Londrina in the Marabá district, one of the poorest areas of the city. About 130 children between the ages of two and five are cared for there from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Many of the parents are unemployed. If they have […]Read more
With the help of donations, the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Cebu enable children from poor conditions to have an education. Only with this foundation do they have the chance to get a job later on. This is not easy, also in the Philippines! Even though attendance at public schools is free, many families still […]Read more
In 2008 the “Recanto do Sol” – “Sunshine Corner” – Children’s Center was dedicated in Camobi, a district of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul. The “Sunshine Corner” is a place where children ages 6-12 are cared for outside of school hours. The children live in the poor bordering neighborhoods and often come from difficult […]Read more
One of our concrete projects in Burundi consists in literally giving people a roof over their heads. Time and again there are homeless families before us: Returning refugees need a new home; others have lost their homes through storms. In Burundi the houses in the country that are made from clay tiles are still often […]Read more
Our nutrition center in La Victoria is attended daily by 90-100 children from a few weeks old to five years. All of them suffer from the effects of malnutrition. We provide breakfast and lunch as well as medical help for them. Aline Z., a young woman from Germany who spent some time in the Dominican […]Read more