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ermita, Chaco
ARGENTINA, editorial team • At the Wayside Shrine of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt, in the small square of the Paykin neighborhood, in Resistencia, Chaco, a tribute was held to remember Reinaldo Roberto Rivara, who was the promoter of the construction of this Wayside Shrine, located on Sarmiento Avenue and América Street, one year after he passed away. — The warm tribute was carried out by the team of the MTA Wayside Shrine and the Secretariat of Father Joseph Kentenich A memorial plaque was placed “to remember this sonRead More
festgefahren
Stefan Becker, Boys’ Youth Trier, Germany • “But I must also express gratitude to those who are not yet alive, to those who are coming. Yes, what will Schoenstatt become if the coming generations are not seized and permeated by the same spirit as we are? Doesn’t this have to remain the law in the Family for all times: Each generation must conquer Schoenstatt anew.” This is a small part of an address by Father Kentenich. He said this on August 11, 1935, in the context of his Silver JubileeRead More
delante
Guillermo Parra, Chile • Allow me to comment on the many exchanges of ideas that have taken place between us regarding the mission and our founder. I would like to do so in the light of a phrase of the Christian philosopher Soren Kierkegaard that seems to me very accurate: “Although life can be understood looking backwards, it must be lived looking forward”. I believe that in this phrase there is a key to understand much of our present situation as Schoenstatt and also of our relationship with the foundingRead More
Kentenich Buch Urteil
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Not only in Brazil are the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary fighting with legal means – against the city of Santa Cruz do Sul and large parts of the Schoenstatt Movement because of their plans to sell the Schoenstatt grounds and shrine and the planned demolition of the latter – but also in Germany before the courts. Namely for the omission of certain statements in a book that has long since been published and translated against the historian Dr. Alexandra von Teuffenbach and the Bautz publishing house.Read More
Authority and Responsibilities of Governance in Lay Aggregations
VATICAN, Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life • On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations recognized or erected by the Holy See to reflect on the theme “The responsibility of governance in lay aggregations. An ecclesial service”. — The core issue of the day was that of closely examining the themes included in the General Decree “The International Associations of the Faithful“, with the aim of reflecting together on the exerciseRead More
P. Ángel Strada
BRAZIL, Ana Paula Paiva • On September 27, the so-called E-Kentenich was held in Brazil: a virtual initiative of study groups on the thought of the father and founder. It was the third meeting of the cycle of studies for the year 2020, and the topic revolved around the new social order, motivated by the writings on the social thought of Father Joseph Kentenich, prepared by Father Humberto Anwandter.— E-Kentenich: Initiative for a Continental Country. The E-Kentenich emerged as a response for the Brazilian Schoenstatt Family, especially with regard toRead More
An interview with Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, editor of the book “Después del 31 de mayo. Una actualización del pensamiento de José Kentenich” (After the 31st of May.  An updating of Joseph Kentenich’s thinking) • Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Santo Tomás University, Santiago, Chile, member of the Men’s Federation, beloved and well-known author in  schoenstatt.org  on topics of Father Kentenich and his mission (A Child’s Three Attitudes Towards Father Kentenich, The Mission of the 31st of May as a response to the Present time, Incarnation, Communion in Multiformity, Decentralization inRead More
GERMANY, Jonas Glaser, Konstantin Schlosser, Benedikt Matt • Actually, it was already morning when the SMJ set its annual slogan for 2020: at 12:01 am sharp, after a long and intense debate, the 60 participants of the annual conference on Monday morning adopted the slogan “Forging the future in the glow of the founder”. — Along the dimensions of the work motto, #NEW FOUNDERS, the young men had prepared this decision since Boxing Day in lectures, forums, and workshops, and in addition to the intensive study of the role ofRead More
ARGENTINA, September 15, 2018, Mónica Fiacchi García • On September 15th on the occasion of Father Kentenich’s Year, at the Land of the Promise Shrine in Rawson, Argentina, a very moving Mass took place on Saturday afternoon. Fr. Juan Nota, pastor of Rawson, celebrated. In his homily, he referred to the Founder by linking the Founder’s charism to the day’s readings. — At the end of Mass, the priest blessed and gave out images of the Rosary Campaign’s Pilgrim Mother to new missionaries. Afterwards, Fr. Nota and those of usRead 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