Kentenich Category

Interview with Dr. Peter Wolf, Founding member of the Josef Kentenich Institute • “The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Joseph Kentenich Institute is approaching. The great annual meeting and the planned congress have fallen victim to the Corona Pandemic.  From July 6 – 8, we want to celebrate it here in Oberkirch at the actual site of the event in a small circle. I would like very much that the initiative for the work of our father does not disappear completely within the corona pandemic. Could you helpRead More
PRESS RELEASE OF THE DIOCESE OF TRIER, Judith Rupp • Bishop Dr. Stephan Ackermann has announced the appointment of a new commission of historians for the process of beatification of Father Joseph Kentenich. The reason for this is the fact that after the opening of the Vatican archives (up to the end of Pope Pius XII’s pontificate in 1958), there are now documents available that were previously not accessible for diocesan research in the process of beatification of the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement.  This is how the diocesan bishopRead More
Fr. Diogo Barata on behalf of the Schoenstatt Fathers of Spain | Letter to the Schoenstatt Movement of Spain • The Schoenstatt Fathers from Spain want to share with you a first reflection on the news that have appeared in the last few hours. It is an investigation of recently declassified historical files that have brought to light accusations of alleged abuses by our founder. Father Joseph Kentenich – as we all know him – was removed from his work as a result of an apostolic visitation in the earlyRead More
Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • The recent information provided by the German newspaper Tagespost, referring to the research of the theologian and historian Alexandra von Teuffenbach, has left a good part of the Schoenstatters confused and discouraged.  The analysis carried out during the pontificate of Pius XII in the Vatican, contains a lot of material about the visitation of Father Sebastian Tromp, among this would be found – according to von Teuffenbach – notes about the conversations of the Dutch Jesuit with Father Joseph Kentenich, as well as lettersRead More
Redacción Schoenstatt.org • “I think a lot of objectivity will be demanded from us”, said Bishop Francisco Pistilli of Encarnación, giving a hint at this time. Today, July 2, 2020, the German newspaper “Die Tagespost”, a traditional Catholic medium, published a note written by historian Alexandra von Teuffenbach, Rome, on documents from the Vatican files from the time of Pius XII, which since March have been available to everyone in the context of Pope Francis’ initiative for greater transparency in the church. These documents contain writings of the visitors SteinRead More
 PK4U, María Fischer • “God is simple and plain in his unity and tremendously rich in his plurality.” This is a phrase from Father José María García Sepúlveda’s homily during the Mass for the Feast of the Holy Trinity at the Shrine of Pozuelo, in Madrid, which comes to mind when I look at the photos from my visit a couple of days ago to the workshop of Juan Fernández, Father Kentenich’s sculptor and author of the first and many statues of him.  “I made them all with the sameRead More
CHILE, Paulina Johnson V. and Rafael Mascayano M. • A few days have already passed and we are still thankful for the result of the workshop “Introduction to the Social Thought” of Fr. Kentenich. As he would say, we are in the re-living.  A workshop-course which was originally designed to be held in person and, because of the coronavirus, we were faced with the dilemma of not holding it or of trying to hold it in a virtual format, a modality which presented us with great challenges. — The concreteRead More
Paz Leiva, Spain • Nowadays there are adventure books or books about police matters in which one can modify the story, as one reads. Even at the end, there is the option to go back in pursuit of another ending. I don’t have these books, but my grandchildren read them. I read novels. And what I like about a good novel is that the ending is the result of the story, the life, the decisions, the wounds and the falls of its characters. It’s the writer’s art that everything fitsRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • To this day, it is “incomprehensible to me how such crimes were possible in a Christian-influenced country like Germany,” said Archbishop Reinhard Cardinal Marx, when he visited the Mortal Agony of Christ Chapel on the grounds of the memorial site of the former Dachau concentration camp in connection with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp and the end of the war. A short film was recorded there for the online offer of the archbishopric of Munich and Freising.— The fact thatRead More
JOSEPH KENTENICH, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm/mf • So many things that had been planned and prepared with love and dedication are cancelled during these weeks. Sporting events, concerts, congresses, fairs, anniversaries, travel. Processions and stations of the cross, dozens of missions for hundreds of youth, 500 years of the first Holy Mass in Argentina. And also the celebration of 75 years of the release of Father Kentenich from the Dachau concentration camp. We stay at home because we take care of each other, and relieve doctors, nurses, and all thoseRead More