Joseph Engling Tag

Ernest M Kanzler
By Roberto M. González/mf  • Death is not a strange “coincidence” for all of us, but many times the quickness of it leaves us stunned, and in times of pandemic, where this virus has taken so many people very quickly to the kingdom of heaven, it does not cease to be something that surprises us. On December 23rd, on Christmas Eve and the first days of the Year of St. Joseph, Ernest M. Kanzler, Superior General of the Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary, died. — “Exactly two weeksRead More
FRANCE, Maria Fischer • Thanks Google, otherwise we might not have known about it: On April 22nd, the French newspaper, La Voix du Nord, as well as Mondafrique, an information portal on French speaking Africa, published a news item that is of great interest to the Schoenstatt Movement worldwide. As of March 17th, Abbé Adelin Gacukuzi, from Burundi and former military chaplain of the Burundian Defense Forces (FDNB) with the rank of General, became Rector of the “Shrine of Unity” near Cambrai, where Joseph Engling died on October 4th, 1918Read More
GERMANY/FRANCE, David van Eck, Schoenstatt Men’s Youth Mainz Limburg • With a moderate knowledge of French and great expectations, thirty young men from the dioceses of Mainz, Limburg, Espira, Trier, and Fulda departed again this year for Cambrai for a week of work under the sign of Joseph Engling, a Schoenstatter from the early days. —   We left on Easter Monday morning from the Schoenstatt centers of our dioceses in the direction of Verdun, a battlefield from World War I, which reminded us of more than 300,000 fallen GermanRead More
Santuario Original 18.10.2018
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Javier Lucín • Experiencing the 18 October in Schoenstatt had a special connotation, since we had come from commemorating October 4th, the centenary of Josef Engling’s death and of traveling in his footsteps. Thanks to the Covenant of Love, Josef Engling reached such a spiritual level that he offered his life for the fruitfulness of the shrine.—   This day in Schoenstatt was experienced in a lively atmosphere and everyone prepared to welcome many pilgrims from allover. Everything began with a morning Mass, where the life of ourRead More
PARAGUAY, Andrés Romero • On 25 December, the day we recall Jesus’ birth, the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth from Asunción joyfully re-inaugurated their training house after many months of planning and prayer. But why re-inaugurate? For those who do not know, on 7 September 2016, there was a sad event: a short circuit in one of the rooms caused a fire that, although it was quickly controlled, affected the entire structure of the house, because of the black smoke and the heat of the fire. Despite this misfortune, the Blessed MotherRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • It was a cold, wet and grey day in January and it was his 120th birthday. Most of the people in Vallendar and its surrounding area were more concerned about the threatening flooding of the Rhine and Mosel rivers, and of the trees uprooted by the storm a few days earlier. Joseph Engling, Schoenstatt’s youthful co-founder from Polish Warmia, formerly part of Prussia, was born on 5 January 1898 and died on 4 October 1918 – a hundred years ago this year. So this wouldRead More
FRANCE, Fr. Jean-Marie Moura • We share a letter by Fr. Jean-Marie Moura, a French Diocesan priest whom Bishop François Garnier from the Diocese of Cambrai assigned to take responsibility for the pastoral work at the shrine in Cambrai. This shrine, built as a gift from the entire International Schoenstatt Family in 1965, has very little Schoenstatt life around it today. The bishop, who is a great friend of Schoenstatt, did not want to abandon it. Fr. Jean-Marie started by spreading the PIlgrim Mother Campaign, with great sucess.    Read More
POPE FRANCIS’ ANGELUS, Maria Fischer • Life could be so easy if everything was black and white, good and bad, true and untrue. But neither life nor human beings are like this. One of the central messages of Pope Francis’ papacy is what he said in his message before the Angelus on 23 July: Today, the Lord helps us to understand that good and evil cannot be identified with specific territories or particular human groups: ‘These are good, these are evil.” This reminds us of the story about Joseph Engling, whenRead More
GERMANY, Sister Cordula-Maria Leidig • On Saturday, 8 October, the first “Belmonte Day” took place at the Father Kentenich House in Wiesbaden. During the last gathering of the Diocesan Council of Families, the first ‘Belmonte work group’ was formed, which meets around the 8th of every month (because the symbolic laying of the cornerstone was held on 8 December 1965, and the blessing of the Shrine was 8 September 2004; for this group the 8th is a “Belmonte Day”.) The gathering began with a time of Eucharistic Adoration: for listeningRead More
Editors schoenstatt.org • As Fr Juan Pablo Catoggio, the Chairman of the General Presidium of the Schoenstatt Movement, has just learnt, a decisive step was taken in the beatification process of Joseph Engling on 7 April. Fr Joachim Schmiedl , Schoenstatt Father, made the following information available on his Facebook page: “On 7 April 2016 the Pallottine Postulator General, Fr Jan Korycki SAC, handed over the “Positio super vita, virtutibus et fama sanctitatis Josephi Engling Alumni Societatis Apostolatus Catholici” to the Vatican Congregation for Beatifications and Canonisations. In the lastRead More