Father Symbol Tag

GERMANY, Maria Fischer • The most moving moment is very quiet and almost as surprising as the moment fifty years ago when Fr Kentenich proclaimed and entered into the covenant of love with God the Father. It happened after the solemn Holy Mass when the organisers were already standing in front of the shrine, and were busy assembling the procession to the shrine. One of them asked, “Where is the Father Symbol?” It was in the hands of Fr Juan Pablo Catoggio, who was carrying it out of the “Elendskirche”.Read More
Maria Fischer • My life was an adventure – led by our Mother. Because it was an adventure, I am angry with no one, I pray for all, I wish everyone knowledge, and a blissful death and resurrection. Triune God, be eternally praised For all the great gifts you have given me! Those are the words on the unusual memorial card for Fr Heinz Kuenster given to the people who poured into the specially decorated house chapel of the Marienau, “his” Marienau, in the early afternoon of 8 November forRead More
Maria Fischer • Fr Egon M. Zillekens, Rector, wrote in the evening of All Saints: “From our baptism we stand with one foot in heaven, the saints with both. Here’s a toast that the distance between the first and second step will never be too big!” In the night between All Saints and All Souls Fr Heinz Künster, the guardian of the Father Symbol for the Original Shrine, and, perhaps less well known, also of the “Peregrina del Padre”, the picture of the Pilgrim Mother which Joao Pozzobon gave FrRead More
By Hildegard Beckmann, Confidence in God Team – Covenant of Love with God the Father  (German website) • For a week, I was at the Oberkirch Schoenstatt Center in the Black Forest. Upon arriving, the first thing I wanted to do was to visit the shrine, but it was empty, because it needed a new coat of paint. I thought, “Great for me.” That week (a little before Easter) was about a renewal and spiritual re-orientation, and that visit was a sign. The following day (Eve of the Feast of theRead More