Kentenich Category

SOUTH AFRICA, Sarah-Leah Pimentel. When on February 2, the Schoenstatt Family heard the news that negotiations for the Original Shrine had stalled, many tried to interpret what this might mean. What came through most strongly was the need to deepen our commitment to the Covenant of Love and bring ever more contributions to the Capital of Grace -- confirmed this week in the message by the General Presidium.  Another dominant theme was that the Original Shrine is in chains.  This second thought brought to mind Fr. Kentenich's experiences at theRead More
org. February 2014. A young woman entered the Bank with a rather worn savings book. "I happened to find this in a box I haven't opened for ages," she said. It was a savings account her grandparents had opened for her when she was still a child. "Is it still valid?" she asked. "Of course, and it will have quite a decent balance by now," the Bank official replied. Smiling shyly and visibly moved the young woman said, "You little, forgotten and neglected savings book at the bottom of aRead More
Sarah-Leah Pimentel. Several days ago, I read a talk that Fr. Kentenich gave to a group of high school boys in 1929 as they made their Consecration ("In the Shadow of the Shrine, Kentenich Reader, p141-156). As I read it, I thought how relevant this talk is during this year of our preparation for Jubilee 2014 as we continue to work on our apostolic and missionary projects.Read More
mkf. There are schools, houses and streets which bear his name. Newspapers, radio and television stations broadcast news about him, precisely on the 16th of November, 2010, the 125th anniversary of his birth. Popes, cardinals, and bishops have spoken about him and continue doing so. All began with a secret and favorite idea born in his heart and fulfilled with the persons who followed him. Wherever he went, they also went. Always. With such persons, Father Kentenich continues founding Schoenstatt also today. With persons for whomRead More