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Fr P. Noethen/mkf. Many knew him and gratefully remember him as confessor. One couple spontaneously called him "our smiling confessor" when they heard the news of his death. Fr Johannes Andreas Weikamp died on Sunday, 27 June 2010. The Requiem will be celebrated on Saturday, 3 July at 10.30 a.m. in the Pilgrims' Church in Vallendar-Schoenstatt, the place where he spent the last years of his life as confessor, and mediated something of God's love and mercy to countless people.      Read More
Fr Simon Donnelly. An old pioneer struck camp this week; he hung up his missionary shoes, and closed his eyes for the last time on all the people he had been sent to. These lines are based on some hours spent with Fr Weikamp in July 2008.        Read More
Sandra Lezcano/Jorgelina Jordá/mkf. Rome, Wednesday, July 25, 1979: the mission was for the Pope to bless the Original Pilgrim MTA. Today one imagines that taking a Pilgrim MTA to be blessed in Rome or to any other church in the world would not be a problem, however, Father Carlos Cox, a Chilean Schoenstatt Father, relates what he experienced along with Father Rubens and John Pozzobon in order for the first Pilgrim MTA to be blessed by the Holy Father, John Paul II.    Read More
ECUADOR, Mónica Maruri. During this jubilee year of Schoenstatt Ecuador, we look back upon those who believed without seeing. In this case, we look back at a young girl, now a mother and grandmother, who along with her mother and other members of her family and friends first believed. In addition they also decided to erect three tents and build a throne for the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt.      Read More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa. The Shrine of Life and Hope in Córdoba now has its first Black Cross. In the shadow of the Shrine, rest the remains of he who has been named, since his return to the House of the Father, Rector General of the Mission: Jere Ruiz. Shortly more than three months since that moment - in an emotional reflection on his life and the sudden departure from the Boy' Youth of Córdoba and with certainty from the Republic of Argentina - he isRead More
Michael and Margaret Fenelon. Heaven has become a reality! This is the gift Father Kentenich has given to us through this life that is ours, our Schoenstatt life. 45 years ago Heaven once again touched the earth in a very real way. On February 23, 1964 our parents, Raymond and Eleanor Yank, invited Father to their home asking that the Blessed Mother might be drawn down into their home shrine to make it a place of grace. The reality of her presence there as Mother and Educator over the manyRead More

Posted On 30.01.2010In Schoenstatters

Two new vocations

PARAGUAY, Tuparenda Magazine. Manuel Edmundo Troncoso López (20 ) and Ricardo María Morales Ferreira (also 20) are two new vocations for the Schoenstatt Institute of Fathers in Paraguay. Soon they will begin their novitiate in Tuparenda, along with twenty other young men from all over Iberia America. What motivated them to make this decision? What are their desires, what is their restlessness? Both of them answer joyfully…  Read More
ARGENTINA, Juan Barbosa. On the afternoon of the 16th of December, the Schoenstatt Boys' Youth of Córdoba, suffered one of the greatest tragedies in its history: the going home to the House of the Father of one of its dearest, most committed members and one loved by all, Jeremías Ruiz. He was affectionately called "el Jere" and they will continue calling him this way. His going home was not only sudden but unexpected. A cerebral aneurism was the explosive which in hardly 6 hours causedRead More
Fifty years after November 1, 1959, Father Guillermo Mario Cassone, a Schoenstatt Father from Argentina presently working in Rome, shares a testimony about his first encounter with Father Kentenich that took place that day at the Milwaukee Shrine.    Read More
mkf. "Forwarding the very interesting article which is probably the 1000th one since I did a couple on another computer. But it is no "Big Deal". I feel privileged to do this as my contribution to the Capital of Grace. It is great to be on the cutting edge of what is happening in Schoenstatt throughout the world!"  Read More