Kentenich Tag

P. Alejandro Blanco
Official Communique, Heinrich Brehm (Media Commission, Schoenstatt)• This summer, the General Presidium of the International Schoenstatt Work established an international research group intended to ensure a coordinated, joint investigation of key themes and processes in the history of Schoenstatt that led to the exile of Schoenstatt’s founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, in Milwaukee. The members of the research group were officially appointed at the Presidium meeting on October 12, 2020.— The goal is to develop a critical edition of various texts and ways of acting of Father Joseph Kentenich in keepingRead More
Interview of Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, General Superior of the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers (part 1/3) • For the 50-year jubilee of the Sion Shrine in Schoenstatt and as tribute to our Schoenstatt Fathers, editors and columnists of Schoenstatt.org (Eduardo Shelley, Monina Crivelli, Paz Leiva, Ignacio Serrano, and Juan Zaforas) wrote the following questions for Father Juan Pablo Catoggio, who is the Argentine Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers since 2015. Today we publish the first of three parts of this long interview. —     » I thankRead More
P. Ángel Strada
BRAZIL, Ana Paula Paiva • On September 27, the so-called E-Kentenich was held in Brazil: a virtual initiative of study groups on the thought of the father and founder. It was the third meeting of the cycle of studies for the year 2020, and the topic revolved around the new social order, motivated by the writings on the social thought of Father Joseph Kentenich, prepared by Father Humberto Anwandter.— E-Kentenich: Initiative for a Continental Country. The E-Kentenich emerged as a response for the Brazilian Schoenstatt Family, especially with regard toRead More
ARGENTINA, Maria Fischer • There are many ways to remember each year on September 15, the anniversary of Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s death, and this year, it will be in the context of the shocks of the pandemic and a serious questioning of the person of Fr. Kentenich and his family’s relationship with him. It can be done, as always, with Masses, with prayers, with marathons of memories, videos and photos… or, with an Episcopal ordination. By placing the life of a Schoenstatter and thus have a whole Movement at theRead More
Editorial Board schoenstatt.org • The last few weeks have been very intense for everyone, but we are very satisfied to have been able to echo all your sensibilities, and with this, we hope and trust that we have contributed to create a space for opinion based on individual freedom, in which the diversity within Schoenstatt can be seen along with its richness  – although in the english version of schoenstatt.org we could not offer all the articles published in Spanish, German, and Portuguese, due to lack of translators. — ThisRead More
SPAIN, Paz Leiva and Miguel Angel Rubio • In spite of everything that has happened since July 1st, the first Workshop on the Social Thought of Father Kentenich in Spain has ended. A door was opened in the month of February. We read an article by Rafael Mascayano on schoenstatt.org and I wrote a comment. — As a result of this comment, Rafael offered us material to set up a workshop in Spain. We are left with the idea: “but we cannot teach a workshop that is not ours, withoutRead More
Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, Chile • It is still not even a month (refers to the publication of the original version of this article: 07/26/2020) since the controversial report appeared in which the historian and theologian Alexandra von Teuffenbach denounced having found documents in the Vatican files, which compromised the moral integrity of Father Joseph Kentenich.  However, to many of us this time has seemed like a full year, if not more, marked by emotional wear and intense discussion. We could even admit that we had never read so manyRead More
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • “Commemoration of a teacher” is the title of an article in the Saarbrücker Zeitung, which deals with the decision of the Heusweiler local council to name three streets in a new residential area. “Heusweiler local council reminds us with its decision of two old cadastral names and with “Charlotte-Holubars-Pathway” of a teacher who became victim of the Nazi dictatorship”, so the subtitle. A teacher, a Schoenstatter, a woman who did not let herself be intimidated by the Nazis and paid for it with her life, namelyRead More
P. Alberto Eronti, Argentina • What has come forth in the Family as a result of the article that appeared in the German newspaper, Die Tagespost, written by Dr. A. von Teuffenbach, and confirming the repercussions that have taken place in the Schoenstatt Family, leads me to write these lines.  — I had the grace of knowing Father Kentenich personally. His person, his capacity of acceptance, his simple luminosity and his deep spirituality, impacted and still impacts my life today. As I got to know him more and deepened inRead More
Maria Fischer with Paz Leiva, Miguel Angel Rubio and the schoenstatt.org team • These last few days (July 1- July 5) there has been a storm of declarations, position papers, interviews, press releases, videos, book quotes, translations on the go – some with serious errors – and other documents; and I think that now it will be good for us to pause, breathe, pray and ask ourselves: What does it mean for me? Where do I find answers? What does God want with all this about me, about Schoenstatt, aboutRead More