Kentenich Category

CHILE, Rafael Mascayano • Soon in our country, Chile, we will be faced with stating our opinion in making a decision as to whether or not to assume the task of constructing a new Constitution.  And here is where – as laity and with the thinking of Father Kentenich – it is convenient to visualize our decision to assume, not to debate the pros and cons of each position – a situation which would also help greatly – but to mainly stop, think, discern and act with criteria and notRead More
An interview with Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, editor of the book “Después del 31 de mayo. Una actualización del pensamiento de José Kentenich” (After the 31st of May.  An updating of Joseph Kentenich’s thinking) • Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Santo Tomás University, Santiago, Chile, member of the Men’s Federation, beloved and well-known author in  schoenstatt.org  on topics of Father Kentenich and his mission (A Child’s Three Attitudes Towards Father Kentenich, The Mission of the 31st of May as a response to the Present time, Incarnation, Communion in Multiformity, Decentralization inRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “What impresses me is Fr Kentenich’s far-sightedness. Much is so exciting and topical”, Petra Stegemann remarked. Since the foundation of the Friends Association of Fr Kentenich’s birthplace in 2005 she has been an active member, and also on this 16 November 2019 she was present when the Friends Association, parish and Schoenstatt Movement celebrated the birthday of “the greatest son of Gymnich” (Ludwig Schlömer, member of the Friends Association). — “More have come than were announced”, Fr Pikos, the parish priest, said as more chairs andRead More
DACHAU, Maria Fischer / Sr M. Elinor Grimm • “On 24 September (1944) we consecrated all the nations present here to the Mater Ter Admirabilis of Schoenstatt. We chose her to be our Queen. At that time we already gave our Schoenstatt Work a new, international foundation. This development is to receive its final seal today. Here and now we want to found a ‘Catholica’. All are represented”. Those were the words of Fr Kentenich on 18 October 1944, seventy-five years ago, in the concentration camp at Dachau. — “UntilRead More
EXPERIENCE IN DACHAU, schoenstatt.org in conversation with visitors and Schw. M. Elinor Grimm, licensed memorial guide • In October 2019 it will be 75 years since Father Kentenich founded Schoenstatt International in the Dachau concentration camp. An outwardly inconspicuous event, in a place that stands for an extent of human cruelty that goes beyond all imagination: Dachau, the concentration camp near Munich. — And perhaps even beyond that After the beginning of the Second World War, people from occupied territories in Europe were also imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp. ItRead More
Kentenich Pedagogy in the Periphery, Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke • Freedom in jail?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he would demonstrate it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke and he demonstrated it:  in the jail for minors in Itaugua, a few kilometers from the Tupãrenda Shrine.  A few months ago, we posed, perhaps, the most daring question on schoenstatt.org:  Is Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy possible on the periphery?  Yes, he answers, and he demonstrates it in the jail for minors, in this last part of his reflection in relation to the pedagogy ofRead More

Posted On 18.06.2019In Kentenich

31st May “revisited”

Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • One of the difficulties that Schoenstatters, both the newly-initiated and those who are deeply steeped in its spirituality, have is understanding exactly what is hidden behind the mythical date of the 31st of May. This question has emerged again, as we celebrate its 70th anniversary, because it is hard to understand exactly what it is that we are celebrating: a famous talk about attachments given in Bellavista? A mythical letter to the German bishops that cost the founder 14 years in exile? An evangelizingRead More
Fr Elmar Busse, Germany • We register Schoenstatt’s third milestone as having taken place on 31 May 1949, and localise it in Bellavista, Chile. It is the only milestone in Schoenstatt’s history that took place outside Europe. Nevertheless, I believe that it also has a great deal to do with Europe and Germany and dare to take a look at it from a German perspective of what happened and its message, which turns seventy this coming 31 May.— The first and second milestones took place in Vallendar (18.10.1914) and KoblenzRead More
Ignacio Serrano del Pozo via www.schvivo.com All the members of the Schoenstatt Family have got to know the moments when mottos and slogans have been celebrated as a road map. Hardly had the Founder died in 1968, when Bishop Tenhumberg invited the Movement to be “a letter of recommendation for its father”. He was alluding to a passage in St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in which he wrote that they were meant to be a letter from Christ, written not in ink, but in the spirit. In 1985, whenRead More
Kentenich Pedagogy on the Peripheries, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Is freedom in jail possible?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he proved it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke, and he is proving it: at a jail for minors in Itauguá, a few kilometers from the Tupãrenda Shrine.  Perhaps the most daring question we already asked a few months ago from schoenstatt.org:  Is Kentenich pedagogy on the peripheries possible?  Yes, he answered, and he is proving it in this jail for minors, in this third part of his reflection in relation toRead More