Kentenich Tag

Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • I wrote this column with regard to the commemoration of May 31st in which I intend to read this Schoenstatt milestone in the context of the Church’s crisis.— Time of commemoration and reflection This next May 31st, the Schoenstatt Movement will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the mission Father Joseph Kentenich entrusted to us in the Bellavista Shrine: a crusade for thinking, living, loving organically, or the perfect restoration of the natural and supernatural organism of attachments in its most classic formulations. As wellRead More
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
PARAGUAY, Laura Andrea Barrios • On 6 January 2019, the Feast of the Epiphany, a large number of members of the Schoenstatt Family from Encarnación sealed their filial covenant with the Father and Founder in a touching ceremony at the Santísima Encarnación de María Cathedral in Encarnación, Paraguay.— After preparation through workshops directed by “Club del Padre” (founded in 2017 that meets for a spiritual reading of Fr. Kentenich’s texts) and the commitment assumed, we hoped to seal our filial covenant in the presence of a Schoenstatt Father. In planningRead 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
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “I think you owe it to the honour of our heavenly Mother to pass on all your experiences in which Mary played a role. I will publish what is useful to honour Mary and inspire all the Sodalists. You will, therefore, find parts of the letters you and other Sodalists have written in the new Fahne (Flag)[1]. So please help me to educate our Sodalists and others.” A letter from Fr Kentenich to Josef Fischer, Prefect of the Schoenstatt Student Sodality of 21 March 1915, exactlyRead More
WYD2019 COSTA RICA, Maria Fischer • The last day of the Hinéni gathering, January 19th, was dedicated to Fr. Kentenich and his decision on 20 January 1942, when he rejected asking for a second medical examination to avoid being sent to Dachau concentration camp. The family of Catalina Cabezas and Ricardo Hutt offered their estate on a mountain near San José for this day –a green paradise full of flowers, trees, turkeys, parrots, geese, with a wayside shrine for the Blessed Mother, a chapel, a large, wooden unity cross, andRead More
PK4U, Glaucia Ramirez • Glaucia Ramírez, a Brazilian, lives in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. She and her husband are members of the first course of Family Federation in this region. A few months ago, she joined the schoenstatt.org team of collaborators. It is understood that a certain amount of madness is necessary to work with this schoenstatt.org adventure…This is how Glaucia offered to make a one-thousand-kilometer trip through all of Paraguay, just to meet the managing director of schoenstatt.org. But it became a special encounter with Fr. Kentenich, with theRead More
Youth Synod, interview with Lucas Galhardo • One month after the Youth Synod, we asked Lucas Galhardo from the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth in Brazil, who particpated at the Synod and the preparatory meetings for it, about what these meetings meant for him and which were the most important moments for him, and what needs to happen now so that the Synod does not live only on paper. —   In your video message to the Schoenstatt Family at the end of the Synod, you spoke about how your participation atRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Gone are the days when an employee of city of Erftstadt learned about Joseph Kentenich, who was born in one of the villages of his city, through an Internet report about a play in Paraguay. Using great dedication and with good adaptation to the local conditions, the “Friends of Father Joseph Kentenich’s Birthplace” association has made the founder of Schoenstatt a Gymnicher. As a result, the congregation is proud and feels connected with the founder of Schoenstatt.  Together with Father Joseph Pikos and the leaders ofRead More

Posted On 02.12.2018In Covenant Life, Kentenich

Father’s Fire

COSTA RICA, María Fischer The happiness overwhelming the families was evident.  After a weekend retreat and in depth work, they sealed their first consecration, thus officially forming part of the Family Federation in Costa Rica.  Their course ideal, Ignis Patris (Father’s Fire), reflected the intense experience they had during the Father Kentenich Year.  — These families want to be guardians of Father Kentenich’s charism and mission in order to protect the essence and the values of the family.  Being “Father’s Fire” implies living in complete union with the spirit andRead More