Kentenich Category

ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • There are many ways to remember each year on September 15, the anniversary of Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s death, and this year, it will be in the context of the shocks of the pandemic and a serious questioning of the person of Fr. Kentenich and his family’s relationship with him. It can be done, as always, with Masses, with prayers, with marathons of memories, videos and photos… or, with an Episcopal ordination. By placing the life of a Schoenstatter and thus have a whole Movement at theRead More
Editorial Board schoenstatt.org • The last few weeks have been very intense for everyone, but we are very satisfied to have been able to echo all your sensibilities, and with this, we hope and trust that we have contributed to create a space for opinion based on individual freedom, in which the diversity within Schoenstatt can be seen along with its richness  – although in the english version of schoenstatt.org we could not offer all the articles published in Spanish, German, and Portuguese, due to lack of translators. — ThisRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva and Miguel Angel Rubio • In spite of everything that has happened since July 1st, the first Workshop on the Social Thought of Father Kentenich in Spain has ended. A door was opened in the month of February. We read an article by Rafael Mascayano on schoenstatt.org and I wrote a comment. — As a result of this comment, Rafael offered us material to set up a workshop in Spain. We are left with the idea: “but we cannot teach a workshop that is not ours, withoutRead More
Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • It is still not even a month (refers to the publication of the original version of this article: 07/26/2020) since the controversial report appeared in which the historian and theologian Alexandra von Teuffenbach denounced having found documents in the Vatican files, which compromised the moral integrity of Father Joseph Kentenich.  However, to many of us this time has seemed like a full year, if not more, marked by emotional wear and intense discussion. We could even admit that we had never read so manyRead More
P. Alberto Eronti, Argentina • What has come forth in the Family as a result of the article that appeared in the German newspaper, Die Tagespost, written by Dr. A. von Teuffenbach, and confirming the repercussions that have taken place in the Schoenstatt Family, leads me to write these lines.  — I had the grace of knowing Father Kentenich personally. His person, his capacity of acceptance, his simple luminosity and his deep spirituality, impacted and still impacts my life today. As I got to know him more and deepened inRead More
Maria Fischer with Paz Leiva, Miguel Angel Rubio and the schoenstatt.org team • These last few days (July 1- July 5) there has been a storm of declarations, position papers, interviews, press releases, videos, book quotes, translations on the go – some with serious errors – and other documents; and I think that now it will be good for us to pause, breathe, pray and ask ourselves: What does it mean for me? Where do I find answers? What does God want with all this about me, about Schoenstatt, aboutRead More
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