Joseph Kentenich Tag

P. Alberto E. Eronti – Argentina • September!  September is a month that brings countless memories to our Schoenstatt Family.  Two significant dates, among others, are tied to the father of our Family:  September 13, 1965 and September 15, 1968.  The first marks the end of the exile and the second his death. I had the blessing of knowing our Father in 1966.  From then until his home going, I was able to see and hear him on different occasions.  What caught my attention from the first moment and capturedRead More
Fr. Pedro Kühlcke, Prison Ministry, Paraguay • Sometime ago, Pepito was finally able to tell me his life story:  “I was eleven years old when my parents separated.  My father is an alcoholic; he abused my mother until she could no longer take it.  I decided to go live with him, because I knew that he would not place limits on me.  I began with cigarettes and alcohol, and then the drugs came.  I even did drugs in front of him, but he never told me anything-he was usually tooRead More
From Ingeborg and Richard Sickinger, Vienna, Austria • With Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation about love in the family, a change of paradigm has taken place in pastoral care. A great theme that can be followed through the whole work is a shift of emphasis from the law to the ideal. Cardinal Schönborn, who presented the Papal document on 8 April in Rome, stated in an interview with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, “This document lifts the discussion onto a higher plane. (…) The Pope speaks of love inRead More
Today, Alicia and Carlos Ferré answer: They are collaborators in the Family Work, Diocese of San Miguel, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Carlos Ferré is the author of the book, “The Social Saint: Joseph Kentenich’s thinking and practice about the social doctrine of the Church” and co-author of “Francis: The Joy that Springs from the People.”• Six months into the pilgrimage through the second century of the covenant of love…what is your dream for this Schoenstatt in who we are and where we find ourselves in the Church, in theRead More
ARGENTINA, Bahía Blanca, Alicia Granieri • On April 12, 2015, there was a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the People’s Mother and Queen to celebrate and to express gratitude for the sixty-three years since Father Joseph Kentenich gave his blessing to the Shrine. One of the special moments was the re-inauguration of the “la Casona” [“The Big House”], a place to recall Father Kentenich’s visit to that adobe house, where he had breakfast in the large dining room and where he was given a beautiful cake. Father Kentenich stressed this duringRead More