Year for Priests Category

PARAGUAY,  Última Hora.On July 27th, the Worldwide Crusade of Friendship distinguished Bishop Catalino Claudio Giménez Medina, bishop of Caacupé, at the end of the Mass in the National Shrine of Caácupé. “Bishop Claudio Giménez – a member of the Schoenstatt Fathers – promotes the value of friendship in Caacupé’s Sunday Masses,” they emphasized.  Read More
mkf. "Father Kentenich, our father and prophet, your charisma, our strength. You work through all times by means of persons who - their hand in your hand, their heart in your heart - sow eternity." You really could not tell what was most intimately moving: the song with its catching melody or the radiant faces of the singers and of the entire band….. It was July 18, 2010. Before the glowing Shrine, white, at "Schoenstatt on the mountain" in Memholz, the friends of Father Kentenich gatheredRead More
USA, Carlos Cantú. In thanksgiving for the gift of Father Kentenich's priesthood (July 8, 1910 - July 8, 2010), the Schoenstatt Family of the USA gathered for a National Leaders' Convention. The event was held from July 8th to July 11th at the International Schoenstatt Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The convention began at 5:00 P.M. in the shadow of St. Vincent Pallotti East Parish Church and the Exile Shrine where Father Kentenich celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination.Read More
mkf. "What has been celebrated here today? An ordination to the priesthood?" a distinguished gentleman asked a journalist at mid-year. It was July 8, 2010, and more than one hundred priests were leaving the Cathedral of Limburg. Spontaneously, a path was opened for the Bishop of Limburg, Bishop Dr. Franz Peter Tebartz-van Elst and Bishop Pawel Cieslik, Auxiliary Bishop of Kosalin, Poland. "Yes, an ordination to the priesthood, but an historic one," was the immediate response. "Father Joseph Kentenich's. He is known world-wide,Read More
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Sister M. Marissel. The Schoenstatt Family from the Dominican Republic also celebrated the centenary of the priestly ordination of the Father and Founder. This great event had been prepared since July 8, 2009 until July 8, 2010.          Read More
GERMANY, Jorgelina Jordá. While a sunny morning awakens the inhabitants of the town of Gymnich, a pilgrimage of Schoenstatters and parishioners travels through its streets celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Father Kentenich's ordination. The town reflected that over time it has gained a perspective, and it values being Father Kentenich's town in all its dimensions.    Read More
mkf. At dawn, on July 8, 2010, a missionary, Irish bishop who died for his missionary commitment in Germany 1300 years ago, was the first one to illuminate the priesthood of another priest no less a missionary than he: Father Joseph Kentenich, who was consecrated as a priest exactly one hundred years ago.        Read More
PHILIPPINES, Cheryl. It was family who were gathered in the Mother Thrice Admirable Chapel in Bancasi Butuan City to celebrate the 100th Sacerdotal Ordination Anniversary of Fr. Joseph Kentenich. Members were busy doing their assigned tasks in order to have a successful celebration.      Read More
mkf. "To live passionately for God and mankind;" with these words which are the motto for the centennial celebration of Father Kentenich's ordination which concluded on June 20th at 8:00 P.M. - said Cardinal Claudio Hummer - "the legacy to the Church " from Father Kentenich can be described. The prefect for the Congregation for the Clergy said precisely: "We all need this passion of love in the modern challenges of society in order to be joyful Christians today. The openness of the secular world forRead More
mkf. At noon on Friday, June 11th, the Year of the Priest ended with a Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, the Holy Father presided in the presence of about 15,000 priests - many more than had been expected, and in spite of a bus strike that took place precisely on that day. Saint Peter's entire square looked like a white and yellow sea with hundreds and hundreds of priests celebrating along with the Holy Father. "This audacity of God who entrusts himself to human beings - who, conscious of ourRead More