Kentenich Category

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On the threshold of a new stage in Schoenstatt’s history – Fr. Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the International Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation •  As an impulse and invitation to reflect, dream, study and listen together to the voice of the God of history, Prof. Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the International Federation of Schoenstatt Priests, following the suspension of the beatification process for Fr. Kentenich, offered schoenstatt.org this text in which he highlights the opportunity that we have to modify or even change accents, priorities and emphases in our serviceRead More
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Letter of Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio to the Schoenstatt Family •  “A beatification and canonization is not an end in itself. Perhaps the Blessed Mother wants us to commit ourselves more to the mission of our Founder and the fruitfulness of his charism in the Church for our times”, says Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the International Schoenstatt Presidency, in a letter addressed to the Schoenstatt Family. We publish the complete text. —   Read More
Editors schoenstatt.org – We publish the information of the Diocese of Trier about the decision of Bishop Ackermann to suspend the beatification process of Father Kentenich. This information was transmitted to the media today, May 3, 2022. —  Read More
festgefahren
Stefan Becker, Boys’ Youth Trier, Germany • “But I must also express gratitude to those who are not yet alive, to those who are coming. Yes, what will Schoenstatt become if the coming generations are not seized and permeated by the same spirit as we are? Doesn’t this have to remain the law in the Family for all times: Each generation must conquer Schoenstatt anew.” This is a small part of an address by Father Kentenich. He said this on August 11, 1935, in the context of his Silver JubileeRead More
Kentenich
CHILE, Ignacio Serrano • On Thursday, October 28, the presentation of the book “José Kentenich: auténticamente humano” (Joseph Kentenich: authentically human), a work written by the priest Heribert King about the inner struggles that the founder of Schoenstatt suffered during his years as a Pallottine seminarian, took place. This recent publication of Editorial Nueva Patris was presented by the Argentinean philosopher Cecilia Sturla and the Chilean psychologist Alejandra García-Huidobro. — It is a brief text of 110 pages, translation of Der Mensch Joseph Kentenich, published by Patris Verlag in 1996.Read More
Dachau
GERMANY, Sister M. Elinor Grimm / Maria Fischer • “Dachau – the significance of this name cannot be erased from German history. It stands for all the concentration camps that the National Socialists built in their area of control,” said the publicist Eugen Kogon, who himself was imprisoned for several years in the Buchenwald concentration camp. Dachau cannot be erased from Schoenstatt’s history either, as Fr. Joseph Kentenich and several Schoenstatt priests were imprisoned there. Visits to the Dachau Memorial are hard and necessary in order not to idyllize orRead More
Kentenich Buch Urteil
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Not only in Brazil are the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary fighting with legal means – against the city of Santa Cruz do Sul and large parts of the Schoenstatt Movement because of their plans to sell the Schoenstatt grounds and shrine and the planned demolition of the latter – but also in Germany before the courts. Namely for the omission of certain statements in a book that has long since been published and translated against the historian Dr. Alexandra von Teuffenbach and the Bautz publishing house.Read More
Vatikan Archive
Editors schoenstatt.org • The date of the book, or at least its preface, is the Feast of the Visitation of Mary in 2021 – although it is not clear whether this means May 31, when it is celebrated in the universal Church, or July 2, when it is celebrated in German-speaking countries. Both dates are meaningful, as the anniversary of the “third milestone” in Schoenstatt’s history (May 31, 1949) or as the anniversary of the publication of that first article by Dr. Alexandra von Teuffenbach about her findings in theRead More
P. Alberto Eronti
Fr. Alberto Eronti. On the occasion of the golden jubilee of my priesthood • On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Joseph Kentenich, a journalist asked Fr. Alex Menningen, a co-founder of the Schoenstatt Movement in 1914: “What was it like to live an entire lifetime in the shadow of such a great man?” Fr. Menningen answered: “I did not spend my life in the shadow, but rather in the light of a great man.” I make these words my own. — My first knowledge of Fr.Read More
Dachau
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • The first important step within the long-term “New Concept for the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial” is the production of a new documentary film to be shown in the cinema hall of the main exhibition of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. “Dachau Concentration Camp” is an overview film on the history of Dachau Concentration Camp and its aftermath from 1945 to the present day, which will be shown in the main exhibition of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. — The new film by Maya Schweizer, BenjaminRead More