Fr. Joseph Kentenich Tag

Fr. Guillermo Carmona • Soon we will begin the time of Advent[1].  The Virgin is on the way.  She is like a closed ciborium filled with the Lord.  Nobody knows it, only Joseph, her cousin, Elizabeth and her husband Zachary, and perhaps a few more. The rest of humanity and the Jews at the time were unaware; they were unaware of the mystery gestating in her womb, so there will be no room for them in Bethlehem.  How unfortunate to not discover the presence of God when He comes toRead More
By Prof. Dr. Hubertus Brantzen, Germany • Three years after the Gymnich pilgrimage book originated during the 2014 Jubilee, the book remains current and stands as an invitation to visit Gymnich not only physically but also spiritually.  The editions available in German, Spanish, and English show us the importance of Gymnich for the development of our Father and Founder and the Schoenstatt Movement. The Schoenstatt Movement has a very special feature that other groups can really only dream about –  the Original Shrine. The Shrine, where everything began, has notRead More
Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the General Presidium • Dear Schoenstatt Family, The General Presidium of the Schoenstatt Work has appointed Father Eduardo Aguirre Cancino as the new postulator of the process of beatification of our Founder, Father Joseph Kentenich. He will take over this task for six years from February 2nd 2017. We owe immense gratitude to Fr. Angel Strada, who has promoted the Causa Kentenich for the past 20 years.  It has been a huge and complex challenge, both enriching and demanding. He was able to accomplishRead More

Posted On 17.10.2016In Projects

Forta launched in Spain

SPAIN, Manuel de la Barreda Mingot • The first Forta (Marriage Strengthening) in Spain took place the weekend of 30 September to 2 October 2016, and I had the immense good fortune to attend with my wife, Lourdes. Due to Forta’s set up, we will not reveal anything that happened during the session or its content, so couples that attend in the future can enjoy it fully, including allowing oneself to let go and trust.  One must lay him/herself bare becoming small and humble, opening oneself up to what comesRead 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
PARAGUAY, Lena Barrios de Ortiz • The celebration for 18 October at Ciudad del Este Shrine, which also recently celebrated its 15th anniversary’s blessing, began early in the morning with a children’s Mass. It is a Mass that has been held at the Shrine for several years as part of 1,000,000 Children praying the Rosary campaign Church in Need sponsoring it. Children led the rosary. During the homily, Fr. Tommy Nin Mitchell, Director of the Schoenstatt Movement at Paraguay, encouraged the children’s participation by asking them: “Why do you comeRead More
Interview with ACIprensa, published 25 August, by Martha Calderón and Walter Sánchez Silva • In the first interview granted after his election as General Superior of the Schoenstatt Fathers, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, a 61 year-old Argentinean priest, speaks of the challenges for this spiritual family present in more than ninety countries that is marked by a profound love for Mary. The Argentinean priest is the second Latin American to hold this position, and he succeeds Fr. Heinrich Walter, who led the Institute for twelve years. In dialogue with ACIPrensa inRead More