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 published: 2008-08-19

An Important Step Gathered 400 Persons

Inauguration of the new Schoenstatt headquarters in Pilar

 

Ein neues Zentrum der Schönstatt-Bewegung entsteht in Pilar, Argentinien; heilige Messe zur Eröffnung

Misa de inauguración de la sede del Movimiento en Pilar, Argentina

Holy Mass at the inauguration of the Movement Center in Pilar, Argentina

Ein neues Zentrum der Schönstatt-Bewegung entsteht in Pilar, Argentinien; heilige Messe zur Eröffnung

 

Blick auf das weite Gelände

Vista del terreno

View of the land

Blick auf das weite Gelände

 
Auch viele Marienschwestern waren gekommen  

Participaron varias Hermanas de María

Many Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary were present

Auch viele Marienschwestern waren gekommen

 
Konzelebranten  

Concelebrantes

Concelebrants

Konzelebranten

 
Während der heiligen Messe  

Durante la Misa

During the Holy Mass

Während der heiligen Messe

 
P. Ángel Strada  

P. Ángel Strada

Fr. Ángel Strada

P. Ángel Strada

 
Segnung des Hauses

Bendición de la casa

Blessing of the house

Segnung des Hauses

Fotos: Dumas © 2008

Álbum de fotos – photo album – Fotoalbum

 

 

 

ARGENTINA, Federico Dumas. On the next 8th of December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an MTA Wayside Shrine will be blessed on the grounds of the new Schoenstatt headquarters in Pilar, Buenos Aires Province. The location of this new Wayside Shrine has been determined so that it can be conquered by many contributions to the Treasury of Grace.

Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers Institute in the area, presided at the inauguration Mass of the new Schoenstatt headquarters in Pilar, Argentina on July 9, 2008. Also concelebrating at the Mass were Father Angel Strada, Vice-General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers, Fr. Ramón Villa, pastor of Pilar, and Fr. Benjamín Pereira, diocesan director of the Schoenstatt Movement. Although it was in the midst of winter, Blessed Mother took care by providing a sunny day and pleasant weather. More than 400 persons from Pilar and the surrounding areas participated. At the conclusion of the ceremony and the blessing of the house, a barbecue-style lunch was served which included pies native to the area. It was a very lively encounter for all the participants due to the many connections and attachments among them.

A rainbow in the sky

After an intense search of more than 4 years, Blessed Mother indicated that She wanted to establish Herself on this property. A rainbow in the sky appeared when the site was visited along with one of the donor families. This purchase has been possible due to the generosity of two families from Pilar who donated the necessary funds for the purchase. The property has an area of 3.4 hectares (one hectare is equal to 10,000 square meters), a park with abundant trees and several municipal-like buildings – a large house, a house for caretakers, a water tank, a large shed – which provide for Movement activities immediately. The property has been placed in the name of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers and its administration is provided by the Servus Mariae Civil Association which is composed of lay members.

All efforts for the continued development of the Schoenstatt Movement will be offered so that when God permits, in the not-so-distant future, a Shrine may be blessed.

Translation: Carlos Cantú Family Federation La Feria, Texas USA 082508

 


 

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