Kentenich Category

September 15, 2018, Tuparenda, Closing of the Father Kentenich Year, the Most Reverend Francisco Javier Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación • 1          Who do they say I am? Identity, power and following The question of Jesus to his disciples occurs in the context of what many comment after having seen the power of the Lord. This new Master has made himself known by his many marvels/wonders. Who do they say that I am? It is not only about defining his nature but also understanding his strength, his power, his mystery. ManyRead More
CHILE, Maria Fischer • There is a new book about Fr. Kentenich that came out a few weeks before the 50th Anniversary of his death, which was to be expected in a year dedicated to him. But it is not one just more book about him or of him, nor is it a book of photographs or a book of his writings— there has already been a great deal of that. This new book has a different format from usual, it is in black and white (a lot of black,Read More
PARAGUAY, 15 September 2018, Maria Fischer • A  guard at the Tupãrenda shrine wearing a sky blue vest welcomed three pilgrims – two from Ciudad del Este and one from Germany – at the door of the shrine, with a large cordial smile that is typical of Paraguay. She gave us a piece of plain white paper and explained: write your offering for today on this paper and place it in the jar in the Shrine…We know and have been doing it for years. However, this very cordial, joyful, confidentRead More
PARAGUAY, Hugo Kunzle Elizeche • As part of the Fr. Kentenich Year and a few days before 15 September, Bishop Claudio Giménez visited the Terruño Shrine in Ciudad del Este where he presented a talk entitled “Closeness with Fr. Joseph Kentenich”. – On very cold and rainy afternoon, we welcomed Bishop Claudio Giménez (priest belonging the Schoenstatt Institute) with great expectation and joy. Bishop Giménez is touring the country with a group of families from the city of Caacupé, where he was bishop for many years, relating his experiences withRead More
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