Kentenich Category

Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • I wrote this column with regard to the commemoration of May 31st in which I intend to read this Schoenstatt milestone in the context of the Church’s crisis.— Time of commemoration and reflection This next May 31st, the Schoenstatt Movement will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the mission Father Joseph Kentenich entrusted to us in the Bellavista Shrine: a crusade for thinking, living, loving organically, or the perfect restoration of the natural and supernatural organism of attachments in its most classic formulations. As wellRead More
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • On 6 January 2019, the Feast of the Epiphany, a large number of members of the Schoenstatt Family from Encarnación sealed their filial covenant with the Father and Founder in a touching ceremony at the Santísima Encarnación de María Cathedral in Encarnación, Paraguay.— After preparation through workshops directed by “Club del Padre” (founded in 2017 that meets for a spiritual reading of Fr. Kentenich’s texts) and the commitment assumed, we hoped to seal our filial covenant in the presence of a Schoenstatt Father. In planningRead More
GERMANY, MSGR. Dr. Peter Wolf • The new biography of the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement by Dorothea Schlickmann has a surprising subtitle (A Life on the Edge of a Volcano). In the course of reading the biography it proves to hit the nail on the head. The graduate author who has published profound research on Schoenstatt’s founding period, here presents us with a highly informative biography of Fr Kentenich. She calls it a “narrative biography”. It is easy to read because it does without footnotes. At the same timeRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “I think you owe it to the honour of our heavenly Mother to pass on all your experiences in which Mary played a role. I will publish what is useful to honour Mary and inspire all the Sodalists. You will, therefore, find parts of the letters you and other Sodalists have written in the new Fahne (Flag)[1]. So please help me to educate our Sodalists and others.” A letter from Fr Kentenich to Josef Fischer, Prefect of the Schoenstatt Student Sodality of 21 March 1915, exactlyRead More
PK4U, Glaucia Ramirez • Glaucia Ramírez, a Brazilian, lives in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. She and her husband are members of the first course of Family Federation in this region. A few months ago, she joined the schoenstatt.org team of collaborators. It is understood that a certain amount of madness is necessary to work with this schoenstatt.org adventure…This is how Glaucia offered to make a one-thousand-kilometer trip through all of Paraguay, just to meet the managing director of schoenstatt.org. But it became a special encounter with Fr. Kentenich, with theRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Gone are the days when an employee of city of Erftstadt learned about Joseph Kentenich, who was born in one of the villages of his city, through an Internet report about a play in Paraguay. Using great dedication and with good adaptation to the local conditions, the “Friends of Father Joseph Kentenich’s Birthplace” association has made the founder of Schoenstatt a Gymnicher. As a result, the congregation is proud and feels connected with the founder of Schoenstatt.  Together with Father Joseph Pikos and the leaders ofRead More

Posted On 02.12.2018In Covenant Life, Kentenich

Father’s Fire

COSTA RICA, María Fischer The happiness overwhelming the families was evident.  After a weekend retreat and in depth work, they sealed their first consecration, thus officially forming part of the Family Federation in Costa Rica.  Their course ideal, Ignis Patris (Father’s Fire), reflected the intense experience they had during the Father Kentenich Year.  — These families want to be guardians of Father Kentenich’s charism and mission in order to protect the essence and the values of the family.  Being “Father’s Fire” implies living in complete union with the spirit andRead More
PK4U – Father Kentenich for the Home Shrine, Maria Fischer • Fr. Kentenich present, close to his spiritual children, close to the apostolic works, the missionary projects is a must … Father’s statues emerged around the centenary of his birth, in 1985, made in bronze, a material that permits every detail to be expressed with the greatest precision and sensitivity, down to the smallest detail. An artist of high professionalism and personal closeness with Fr. Kentenich, since he knew and experienced him personally. Within the context of the fifty yearsRead More
ARGENTINA, September 15, 2018, Mónica Fiacchi García • On September 15th on the occasion of Father Kentenich’s Year, at the Land of the Promise Shrine in Rawson, Argentina, a very moving Mass took place on Saturday afternoon. Fr. Juan Nota, pastor of Rawson, celebrated. In his homily, he referred to the Founder by linking the Founder’s charism to the day’s readings. — At the end of Mass, the priest blessed and gave out images of the Rosary Campaign’s Pilgrim Mother to new missionaries. Afterwards, Fr. Nota and those of usRead More
September 15, 2018, Tuparenda, Closing of the Father Kentenich Year, the Most Reverend Francisco Javier Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación • 1          Who do they say I am? Identity, power and following The question of Jesus to his disciples occurs in the context of what many comment after having seen the power of the Lord. This new Master has made himself known by his many marvels/wonders. Who do they say that I am? It is not only about defining his nature but also understanding his strength, his power, his mystery. ManyRead More