Kentenich Tag

EXPERIENCE IN DACHAU, schoenstatt.org in conversation with visitors and Schw. M. Elinor Grimm, licensed memorial guide • In October 2019 it will be 75 years since Father Kentenich founded Schoenstatt International in the Dachau concentration camp. An outwardly inconspicuous event, in a place that stands for an extent of human cruelty that goes beyond all imagination: Dachau, the concentration camp near Munich. — And perhaps even beyond that After the beginning of the Second World War, people from occupied territories in Europe were also imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp. ItRead More
Sermon at the Pontifical High Mass on 18.08.2019 in Schoenstatt, Bishop Dr Michael Gerber, Fulda •   “We live in serious times, and the people are often unable to remain strong through this process of purification that is taking place now. They fall into complaining against God and the good, they lose their faith in the good and in mankind.”[1] —   Dear Sisters and Brothers,   This quotation seems to come from a current commentary on events in our times. “We live in serious times …” We think ofRead More
ARGENTINA, Carlos E.  Barrio y Lipperheide • We live in an era of permanent changes.  The advancement of technology is generating the need for us to adapt ourselves continuously to new human and labor scenarios making it difficult to predict the future. — In this sense, Andrés Oppenheimer [1] commented, “Oxford University predicted 47% of jobs run the risk of being replaced by robots or computers with artificial intelligence in the United States during the next 15 to 20 years.” While Argentina and the other countries in the process ofRead More
Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy on the peripheries (part 2) Fr. Pedro Kuehlcke • We share the experiences and conclusions of Fr. Pedro Kuehlcke in the application of Fr. Kentenich’s pedagogy on the peripheries, concretely at a jail for minors and in the program for social reinsertion “Mother of Tupãrenda House”.  It is about the second part of a text prepared for a conference for Schoenstatt Boys Youth of Tupãrenda. –   Pedagogy of confidence and movement Father Kentenich speaks of the “stars of Schoenstatt’s pedagogy:”  “In our pedagogy,” writes our FatherRead 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, MSGR. Dr. Peter Wolf • The new biography of the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement by Dorothea Schlickmann has a surprising subtitle (A Life on the Edge of a Volcano). In the course of reading the biography it proves to hit the nail on the head. The graduate author who has published profound research on Schoenstatt’s founding period, here presents us with a highly informative biography of Fr Kentenich. She calls it a “narrative biography”. It is easy to read because it does without footnotes. At the same timeRead More
Kentenich Year: Input of Fr Eduardo Aguirre, Postulator in Fr Kentenich’s process of beatification • In this Kentenich Year, and close to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fr Kentenich’s death on 15 September, the question as to the position of his process of beatification has grown louder. This inspired Fr Eduardo Aguirre to draw up a “declaration on Fr Kentenich’s process of beatification to date”.— “I composed this text in view of the question I am constantly asked: How is Fr Kentenich’s process going? It is not easyRead More
BRAZIL, Fackellauf Brazil team • There are words that cannot be translated because they carry a message, a unique experience…one of these words is “Fackellauf” – a German word that will forever be synonymous with commitment, enthusiasm, youthful conquest at the start of the second century of the Covenant. The Fackellauf, the painful marathon from Pompeii in Italy to the Original Shrine, is awakening life in many communities of the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth, and most recently in Brazil. A Fackellauf team was set up to encourage the youth to commitRead More
PARAGUAY, Jose Arguello • Some days ago we received unpublished stories from Bishop Claudio Gimenez about the early days of the Schoenstatt Movement’s birth in Paraguay, and then Father Kentenich’s participation at this phase of development.  Likewise he told us how some of his personal and intimate encounters with the Founder had taken place, and even about the more intimate details about the day of his death… — “…In the context of the Father Kentenich Year, nobody is excused from praying, even if it is only a Hail Mary forRead More
ARGENTINA, Interview with Carlos Barrio y Lipperheide by Maria Fischer from schoenstatt.org • Married to Maria José, a father of five, a lawyer, coach, the author of several books, a member of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement and the International Community of Schoenstatt Businessmen and Executives (CIEES), Carlos Barrio y Lipperheide, is no stranger to schoenstatt.org readers. Work and daily life — the “two environments where we spend the largest part of our life” (Fr. José Maria García in the prologue of the book “El Rosario de trabajo y de laRead More