Heavenwards Tag

Dr. Peter Wolf to a prayer from “Heavenwards” • On March 25, 1945, the Americans entered and occupied Vallendar, 75 years ago. On March 7, 1945, US troops in Remagen had succeeded in breaking through the Rhine. The Allies rolled up the Rhineland with massive tank units and the support of their air force. Day by day they were coming closer to Vallendar and thus to Schoenstatt. In the Dachau concentration camp, where Father Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, was imprisoned as a Nazi prisoner, there wasRead More
CHILE, Sophie Berthet • Our Movement has always been characterized by the strength in prayer and music that accompanies all our activities, workshops, meetings, etc. A group of friends wanted to join both things using the prayer book, “Heavenwards” that contains Schoenstatt’s essence and all of our Father and Founder’s message as a guiding thread. The idea came together as a project, and now it has the participation of young musicians and singers –who are associated with Schoenstatt in different ways– and they are preparing a CD with musical adaptationsRead More
ROMA BELMONTE, by Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca • The Church Fathers described Lent as an ascent of a hill towards Easter. This is a forty-day journey where renew our strength so that we don’t give up or choose the wrong path. On Sunday 19 March, about 30 Schoenstatters came together at the International Schoenstatt Centre Belmonte to walk with Mary, so that we can learn with her how to remain firm at the foot of the Cross. We were welcomed by Sr. Giulia.  In her opening talk, Sr. GuiliaRead More
ITALY, ROME BELMONTE, Gianluca Gentile • 19 March 2017. We met at the International Schoenstatt Centre Bemonte for an afternoon of retreat, reflection and prayer, but above all to listen to our deep desire for God. What Scriptures did our Holy Mother Church give us for this day? It couldn’t have been more fitting! The dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman in John 4 is beautiful and touches something deep down inside our hearts. Jesus is thirsty and tired. It is midday and it is very hot. The SamaritanRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • Not being tied to “rigid obedience” to the law, allowing the Holy Spirit to inspire us, opening ourselves without fear and allowing the Holy Spirit to take us forward are the three attitudes that Pope Francis advised in his homily during morning Mass in the house chapel at Casa Santa Marta on 6 October.  Francis reflected on the scripture readings for the day, which speak about the Holy Spirit, the “great gift from the Father,” the strength that makes the Church go out courageously, reaching “evenRead More
PARAGUAY, by Johana and Horacio Chávez Tottil • It was a chilly morning in Tupãrenda, but it was sunny. From the beginning of Holy Mass in Most Holy Trinity Church, the warmth of the youths’ was evident with the Girls’ Youth flags during the procession and they were present during the liturgy, because this Holy Mass was a “conquest” of the Girls’ Youth from the Dioceses of San Lorenzo and Caácupé. The women who followed Jesus Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, the Girls’ Youth adviser, celebrated this Mass and in the homily,Read 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: http://schhw.net/ 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