Kentenich Category

GERMANY, 15, 09.2018, Roberto González • September 15, 2018: During an entire weekend, we celebrated the 50 year anniversary of our father and founder, Joseph Kentenich’s departure to heaven. Here in Schoenstatt, there was a celebration with a large number of people. A question surfaced several times: Fifty years have passed, where are we going?— During the “Founder’s Night”, on the 14th of September, the German family met at the Adoration Church for the official start of the jubilee. There was a brief analysis of what these 50 years sinceRead More
UNITED WITH KENTENICH, Maria Fischer • “Some friends asked me if it was painful for me to separate myself from my work. I commented that I go with the father, I go and I remain with him. I am also present in each depiction, united with him.” Comment from the sculptor Juan Fernández a few days after sending Fr. Kentenich’s statue to Costa Rica.—   Juan Fernández explaining his work (spanish). Recording: Maria Fischer. Production: Claudia Echenique I had to really rack my brain to figure out how I couldRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • Red, White and blue…Any Costa Rican, who sees these colors, immediately thinks about freedom, democracy and homeland! Coffee plants, tropical flowers, typical carts – better known in Schoenstatt as the Blessed Mother’s carriage of triumph – as well as bunches of bananas and ribbons with these colors. All of this adorned the celebration of the 197th Anniversary of Costa Rica’s independence, the fifty year anniversary of our founder’s departure to heaven and the blessing of the Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s statue at the “Family of Hope”Read More
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