Schoenstatt in Cartago, Costa Rica: a festive celebration
April 15th marked a milestone for the Schoenstatt Family in Cartago: a new place became available for this beautiful family to continue growing under our Blessed Mother's shelter and protection.
28 April 2021
Cartago, one of Costa Rica’s seven provinces, finally has a place for the Schoenstatt family to flourish in their formation, ideals and affiliations.
During a special evening, we had Monsignor Mario Quirós Quirós, bishop of Cartago’s diocese, Father José Luis Correa, advisor to the Schoenstatt Movement in Costa Rica and Central America, and representatives from the Feminine Youth, the Families, Women, and Men Branches; as well as representatives from the Pilgrim Mother Campaign and the “Madrugadores (meaning Early Risers, which is an international men’s prayer group)”.
Reflection and motivation
As part of the act, Father José Luis Correa shared with the audience (virtual and present) a beautiful reflection where we were able to revisit important moments in Schoenstatt’s history which has been characterized by taking its first steps with small acts that, hand in hand with the Lord, the Blessed Mother and her divine Providence, have borne fruit, making our Founding Father’s work grow.
He encouraged the youth to continue their development and formative processes and stressed the importance of the youth in the fulfillment of God’s plans.
One of the most awaited moments of the evening was carried out by Monsignor Mario Quirós Quirós who was in charge of the blessing of the premises, not without first addressing some inspirational words to the Schoenstatt Family in Cartago encouraging them to fulfill the ideals that the Lord and the Blessed Mother have for the community, especially for the youth of the diocese, emphasizing the importance of providing spaces for the youth’s development and formation.
The evening ended with our consecration to the MTA placing before her all the efforts to create this space that will serve the Schoenstatt Movement and praying that she will spill her graces on the entire Schoenstatt Family of Cartago.
Nothing without you, nothing without us.
Translation by Maribel Acarón