Kentenich Category

By Agustín Lombardi and María Fischer • The Boys’ Youth from São Bernardo do Campo/SP, Brazil, are presenting a completely new revamped, updated app of the Father Phone in Portuguese, Spanish and English with many more messages from Fr. Kentenich. In addition to a message from Fr. Kentenich, those who wish can click on the second button to receive a practical resolution for the day. “Father’s Phone” has developed from calling cards in acrylic, leather or simple cardboard boxes with Fr. Kentenich’s phrases (in German, many times reproduced in manuscript)Read More
Editorial Staff – Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Schoenstatt, Madrid, Cologne, Vienna – Christmas 2015 • ” Only God the Father and his merciful love are important to us. Ultimately he loves us not so much – as we taught at the beginning of our Family’s history – because we have been good, but simply because he is our Father, or because he is able to pour out his merciful love most richly when we joyfully affirm our limitations, our weaknesses and miseries, and become aware that they are theRead More

Posted On 24.12.2015In Kentenich

Today, 50 years ago…

From María Fischer • This December 24, 2015, it is 50 years since Father Kentenich returned to his and our Original Shrine, after 14 long years of exile in Milwaukee. Father Kentenich arrived at Schoenstatt from Rome on the afternoon of the 24th of December of 1965. He arrived at Schoenstatt, on Christmas Eve, where the Family and the Original Shrine waited to welcome him.  It was a long time of waiting that ended that 24th of December, after several weeks in Rome until the decree finally arrived on theRead More
Brazil, JUMAS South-East Region, 16 November 2015 on 130th birthday of Fr Kentenich • The year 2015, when we celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the Schoenstatt Young Men in the South-East Region, was marked by intensive currents of life, in particular through the resonance of the centenary celebrations of the covenant of love. Among the many spiritual inspirations in the Region, one thing came more and more to the fore: our founder, Fr Kentenich. He was present in various ways, for example, in the motto of the Schoenstatt Family: “WithRead More
BURUNDI, Fr. Banziriyubusa • About 500 Catholics attended the 130th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Family. It took place on the evening of 16 November 2015 at Mont Sion Gikungu. Fr. Félicien Nimbona was the main celebrant and he was assisted by four priests and a deacon at the Mass which began at 17:00 in the Eucharistic Chapel. At the start, Fr. Félicien Nimbona, the rector of the shrine, reminded the congregation of the reason for the celebration. “We have come,” heRead More

Posted On 01.11.2015In Kentenich

Virtual Heavenwards

By Cecilia Mata, Argentina • Heavenwards, the set of prayers written by Father Kentenich during 1942-1945 in Dachau (except for “Hymn of Thanksgiving” that was composed in the prison at Koblenz), can now be accessed virtually. While searching for the translation of a prayer (which in fact was found to only be in the attachment of the American version), we discovered this link: that the Czech Chapter of the Schoenstatt Institute of Families made available on the occasion of the Movement’s 100 years in 2014. It contains the completeRead More
BRAZIL, Karen Bueno in • A square with a Father’s name, or better put, a Father and Founder’s. Londrina/PR recently inaugurated grounds named Fr. Joseph Kentenich Square. In the Gleba Fazenda Palhano neighborhood, at the intersection of Zuinglio and Martin Luther Street now bears the name of Schoenstatt’s Founder. Alderman Rony dos Santos Alves introduced city ordinance number 12.261 because, according to him, “The first and simple reason is the square is next to the Mater Ter Admirabilis Training Center, and above all, for all the work that Fr.Read More
ARGENTINA, Bahía Blanca, Alicia Granieri • On April 12, 2015, there was a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the People’s Mother and Queen to celebrate and to express gratitude for the sixty-three years since Father Joseph Kentenich gave his blessing to the Shrine. One of the special moments was the re-inauguration of the “la Casona” [“The Big House”], a place to recall Father Kentenich’s visit to that adobe house, where he had breakfast in the large dining room and where he was given a beautiful cake. Father Kentenich stressed this duringRead More
by Sarah-Leah Pimentel God writes straight on crooked lines. This is our experience of life. Sometimes our perfect plans don’t quite work. Other times we feel that we are on the right path and circumstances turn everything upside down. The newly-born Schoenstatt Movement of 1914 could not ever have imagined the events that shaped the history of its first 100 years. God chose to write on these crooked lines Time and time again, it seemed that everything was acting against it. Joseph Engling, Max Brunner, Hans Wormer – some ofRead More
by Sarah-Leah Pimentel The history of Schoenstatt’s spiritual development is a gradual movement from a personal spirituality to one that is outward focused. A friend of mine once described the covenant of love as the soil that nourishes both the inner and outer journeys of our Schoenstatt life. The Blessed Mother takes the first step by inviting us to enter into a covenant of love with her. We respond by sealing our covenant of love with her, and in so doing, we embark on a journey of self-education – guidedRead More