Kentenich Category

Dilexit Ecclesiam! September 15, 2018, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the  International Presidency of Schoenstatt•   Dear Schoenstatt Family: you who are present here (Schoenstatt, Germany) and those whom you represent, and the many who are celebrating with us in the different parts of the world, We have gathered in this historic place on the 50th anniversary of our Father and Founder’s death. We come to give thanks for him and for what he signifies for us and for our times. We are grateful because we sense that he remainsRead More
PARAGUAY, editorial team • Few weeks remain in a Year of Fr. Kentenich celebrated within all the Schoenstatt Family in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of his death, 15 September 1968. A multitude of varied initiatives have emerged this year, in a year that is not just for memories, but also a call to personally and concertedly embody Fr. Kentenich’s person and charism in covenant. In Paraguay, the Year of Fr. Kentenich will close with the blessing of a statue in Tupãrenda.  — In the 2017 Pentecost Letter, Fr. JuanRead More
In Memory of Fr. Humberto Anwandter, Editorial Team • “With the death of every person who dies, a world dies”, Gerhard Hauptmann says, “and everyone who dies takes something of us with them.” And he leaves something of himself with us. As Christians, we know that he/she remains with us. When Fr. Humberto Anwandter, of the Schoenstatt founding generation and of the Chilean Schoenstatt Fathers, died on July 29, a great one died, a covenant story, especially a covenant story with Fr. Kentenich and of bringing the newest generations to theRead More

Posted On 04.08.2018In Campaign, Kentenich

A Father’s hand

ARGENTINA, Cristina White • A replica of Fr. Kentenich’s hand went on pilgrimage from July 11 – 20, through the cities of Bragado, Nueve de Julio, Pehuajó, Trenque Lauquen, and Henderson. — The plan At first this visit was prepared to be something peaceful, devotional among people greatly attached to Schoenstatt…People were invited to the parishes for a short celebration before or after the Mass, during which there would be a meditation on a short text about the origin of this replica and what this visit meant according to ourRead More
ENCOUNTER WITH FR KENTENICH, Fr José María García Sepúlveda • “Where is my potato?” A somewhat surprising question put by Fr Joseph Kentenich, Schoenstatt’s founder, when he looked at a photo of seminary students of the Schoenstatt Fathers. “My potato” was Fr Kentenich’s nickname for one of them. I was told this story recently by Juan Fernandez, who is a sculptor today, and whom Fr Kentenich called “his potato”. A nickname or a symbol, which he passed on with great joy as we prepare for the fiftieth anniversary of FrRead More

Posted On 27.07.2018In Kentenich

The statue of hope

ENCOUNTER WITH  FR. KENTENICH, editorial team • It’s his life mission: making Fr. Joseph Kentenich visible, creating encounters with him, just like his encounters with Schoenstatt’s founder during his student days with the Schoenstatt Fathers in Münster, Germany. Recently a couple from Costa Rica visited Chilean artist Juan Fernández in Engelsdorf castle, which has been Juan and María Jesús Fernández’ home and atelier/studio since 1989. — Artist Juan Fernández, who has created several statues of Fr. Kentenich, including the ones for Mount Sion and Mount Schoenstatt in Schoenstatt, in Bellavista,Read More
Kentenich Year: Input of Fr Eduardo Aguirre, Postulator in Fr Kentenich’s process of beatification • In this Kentenich Year, and close to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fr Kentenich’s death on 15 September, the question as to the position of his process of beatification has grown louder. This inspired Fr Eduardo Aguirre to draw up a “declaration on Fr Kentenich’s process of beatification to date”.— “I composed this text in view of the question I am constantly asked: How is Fr Kentenich’s process going? It is not easyRead More
Kentenich Year, Message of the General Presidency on the occasion of September 15, 2018 • Last week, Fr Juan Pablo Catoggio, turned to the editors of schoenstatt.org with the request to help spread a message from the General Presidium to the Schoenstatt Family on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Fr Kentenich’s death. “It was intended that this message should be published on 8 July, in the hope that it would aid the preparations for the celebrations on 15 September at various places and countries”, Fr. Juan Pablo commented.  TheRead More
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If we really believe that Fr. Kentenich was a prophet, then we agree that, like all prophets he had a vision of future events. In the same way as we keep going back to the prophecies of the great prophets and interpret them within the context of our times, we can also do this with the life and witness of our founder, Joseph Kentenich. — Juan Zaforas, Madrid, Spain, schoenstatt.org core team • A few days ago, the Schoenstatt.org core team shared an article published by “El País,” a SpanishRead More
PARAGUAY, Jose Arguello • Some days ago we received unpublished stories from Bishop Claudio Gimenez about the early days of the Schoenstatt Movement’s birth in Paraguay, and then Father Kentenich’s participation at this phase of development.  Likewise he told us how some of his personal and intimate encounters with the Founder had taken place, and even about the more intimate details about the day of his death… — “…In the context of the Father Kentenich Year, nobody is excused from praying, even if it is only a Hail Mary forRead More