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On the threshold of a new stage in Schoenstatt’s history – Fr. Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the International Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation •  As an impulse and invitation to reflect, dream, study and listen together to the voice of the God of history, Prof. Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the International Federation of Schoenstatt Priests, following the suspension of the beatification process for Fr. Kentenich, offered schoenstatt.org this text in which he highlights the opportunity that we have to modify or even change accents, priorities and emphases in our serviceRead More
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Letter of Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio to the Schoenstatt Family •  “A beatification and canonization is not an end in itself. Perhaps the Blessed Mother wants us to commit ourselves more to the mission of our Founder and the fruitfulness of his charism in the Church for our times”, says Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the International Schoenstatt Presidency, in a letter addressed to the Schoenstatt Family. We publish the complete text. —   Read More
Editors schoenstatt.org – We publish the information of the Diocese of Trier about the decision of Bishop Ackermann to suspend the beatification process of Father Kentenich. This information was transmitted to the media today, May 3, 2022. —  Read More
Verónica Ciudad Pap
CHILE, Marita Miranda Bustamente • Verónica Ciudad Pap, a midwife by profession, married with two children and two grandchildren, comes from the Schoenstatt Family of Agua Santa and from now on she will coordinate the advisers of the Schoenstatt Mothers’ League throughout Chile, a position that until now was only held by the Sisters of Mary. In this interview, she says that this change will set a precedent in the Movement, she talks to us about her challenges, her struggle against lupus, the situation of women in the Church, andRead More
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Guillermo Parra, Chile • Allow me to comment on the many exchanges of ideas that have taken place between us regarding the mission and our founder. I would like to do so in the light of a phrase of the Christian philosopher Soren Kierkegaard that seems to me very accurate: “Although life can be understood looking backwards, it must be lived looking forward”. I believe that in this phrase there is a key to understand much of our present situation as Schoenstatt and also of our relationship with the foundingRead More
Tabor-Heiligtum auf dem Marienberg
GERMANY, Peter Hagmann • Our time is characterized by individual concepts of life – we find it important to create connections and relationships between all the men’s communities of Schoenstatt (… and perhaps beyond?). For us, “Marienberg” is the symbol and place of our founder’s “vision” of a new Christian social order through the man ‘Puer et Pater’. Therefore, the invitation to the “Marienberg – Forum”. — “What is the “Marienberg?” – Probably not only Schoenstatters from outside Germany are asking themselves now. Marienberg is the mountain, or more precisely,Read More
Kentenich Buch Urteil
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Not only in Brazil are the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary fighting with legal means – against the city of Santa Cruz do Sul and large parts of the Schoenstatt Movement because of their plans to sell the Schoenstatt grounds and shrine and the planned demolition of the latter – but also in Germany before the courts. Namely for the omission of certain statements in a book that has long since been published and translated against the historian Dr. Alexandra von Teuffenbach and the Bautz publishing house.Read More
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ARGENTINA, Juan Eduardo Villarraza • In this year of St. Joseph when Pope Francies invites us to see him from different perspectives, I decided to share my testimony of how I have experienced this closeness and fatherly presence of male tenderness through four people who have shaped my life: my grandfather, my dad, Fr. Kentenich, and St. John Paul II. — In Schoenstatt, we are used to hearing that the voices of the times are the voice of God. And if we add to this what our founder said, thatRead More
Martin Flesch
Dr. Martin Flesch, Germany • Notes from a Psychiatrist on the Clarification Process in the “Cause of Kentenich”. A system-analytical essay. — I The “and” is crucial – it protects us from the “either-or”! Since July 2020, the topic of the so-called “Cause of Kentenich”, which has been constantly present in the thoughts and feelings of not just a few Schoenstatters, forces with time everyone who makes an effort in the sense of their own personal clarification to confrontation and debate, to discussion, and finally, as far as at allRead More
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Posted On 13.04.2021In Kentenich

A unique opportunity

Gonzalo Urcelay, Chile • Several comments to the article “A reflection on the history of the moral integrity and the concept of the spiritual authority of the Schoenstatt founder” [NOT available in English] — The publication by Alexandra von Teuffenbach, available in German and Spanish, alleging that the founder of Schoenstatt, Joseph Kentenich committed serious abuses against the Sisters of Mary, questions the founder’s moral integrity and the spiritual authority of the founder. For this reason, the bishop of Trier put together a group of external experts as part ofRead More