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ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • “In the life of the Church the laity has the front seats. Their witness to the truth of the Gospel is essential. It shows us how faith and solidarity are lived in practice. I am grateful for all the laity who courageously risk their lives, who are not afraid, and who give hope to the poorest people, the excluded who stand at the margins.” A courageous statement during a family-like and international celebration of the Schoenstatt Institute of Brothers of Mary at the contract-consecration ofRead More

Posted On 24.02.2019In Kentenich, Projects

Freedom in jail?

Kentenich pedagogy on the outskirts, Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke • “This is the aim of our education:  to see to it that those entrusted to us have the disposition and the ability to live through one’s own motivation and initiative the life of a child of God:” demanding words for the Kentenich pedagogy on the outskirts.  We share the experiences and conclusions of Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke in this text worked out from a conference for Tupãrenda’s Boys’ Youth. —   When your leader asked me to give a talk to theRead More
GERMANY, Markus Hauck/Press Office Wuerzburg Diocese • It is the story of a martyr that gets under your skin. Not just because of the varied and skilful music. But also and precisely because of the leading character, the Pallottine Father, Franz Reinisch. It is the story of the only priest who refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler during the Nazi period, and who was executed as a result. This is the subject of a musical “Dangerous”, but Wilfried Roehrig, lyricist, composer and producer. On Saturday evening, 14Read More
GERMANY, Press Office of Wurzburg Diocese/Markus Hauck and editors • Two weeks ago we first published a report on “The Musical of an Upright Man”. Thanks to information provided by Fr Armin Haas of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, and material from the regional dean, Fr Martin Emge, of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests, we published an article on this musical about Fr Franz Reinisch, a person who was both upright and dangerous to the Nazi “Reich”, and an equally creative and inconvenient thinker, because of his passion for freedomRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “If you get involved with him, you can’t turn back. He is dangerous because he is unbribable and relentless when the truth and the voice of the conscience are at stake. The way he stood at the scaffold is a sign of protest against every form of opportunism and bootlicking”. These were the words of Fr Martin Emge, regional dean in Forchheim in the Archdiocese of Bamberg when I spoke to him about Franz Rsinisch.  “He really captures you. My first conscious experiences with Fr FranzRead More
HUNGARY, Csermák Kálmán – Schoenstatt Movement, Hungary/Maria Fischer • Róbert Gódány, one of the founders of the Hungarian Schoenstatt Family, died in the afternoon of 19 September 2017. As one of the first Schoenstatt families in Hungary, the Gódány family settled in Obudavar on Lake Balaton after their return from Austria, and this is where the first Schoenstatt shrine in Hungary was dedicated in 2005. When Robert visited Fr Kentenich in Milwaukee, the words of advice he received came to a climax in the motto: “My home country (Hungary) hasRead More
GERMANY, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm • On 3 September 2017, the 75th anniversary of Father Albert Eise’s death was celebrated at the Dachau concentration camp memorial as well as in his hometown of Oeffingen. Unfortunately there is no report about the celebration in Oeffingen. The motto was: “Nobody can bear being a slave in the long run” – a statement from Father Albert Eise, who then put this sentence before it: “How beautiful it is to be allowed to think.” Konrad E. Pflug, born in Oeffing in 1946, has beenRead More
Dear readers and followers of schoenstatt.org, The purpose of this letter is to share with all of you some of our reflections and concerns, but above all to thank you for following us and giving meaning to what we do. Data collected over the last two years shows that schoensttat.org has more than 360,000 readers in 196 countries on five continents who have accessed almost 1,700,000 pages on the website in its five languages.  These are impressive figures that encourage all those who are behind the page: a large teamRead More
Before a crowd of hundreds of thousands of young people at the vigil of the World Youth Day in Krakow, Pope Francis gave an emotive and extensive talk in which he encouraged the youth to be signs of mercy, protagonists of history and to leave their mark on the world. Complete text of the Holy Father’s speech: Dear Young Friends, good evening! It is good to be here with you at this Prayer Vigil! At the end of her powerful and moving witness, Rand asked something of us.  She said:Read More
FRANCIS IN ROME — HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • Many Catholics and pilgrims from various countries again gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the third Wednesday of April to attend Pope Francis’ general audience, where he continued his catechetical series on Mercy in the New Testament.   Complete text of the Holy Father’s catechesis on 20 April 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Today we would like to stop and wonder at an aspect of mercy which is well presented in the passage we heard from the Gospel ofRead More