Kentenich Tag

GERMANY, 15, 09.2018, Roberto González • September 15, 2018: During an entire weekend, we celebrated the 50 year anniversary of our father and founder, Joseph Kentenich’s departure to heaven. Here in Schoenstatt, there was a celebration with a large number of people. A question surfaced several times: Fifty years have passed, where are we going?— During the “Founder’s Night”, on the 14th of September, the German family met at the Adoration Church for the official start of the jubilee. There was a brief analysis of what these 50 years sinceRead More
UNITED WITH KENTENICH, Maria Fischer • “Some friends asked me if it was painful for me to separate myself from my work. I commented that I go with the father, I go and I remain with him. I am also present in each depiction, united with him.” Comment from the sculptor Juan Fernández a few days after sending Fr. Kentenich’s statue to Costa Rica.—   Juan Fernández explaining his work (spanish). Recording: Maria Fischer. Production: Claudia Echenique I had to really rack my brain to figure out how I couldRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • Red, White and blue…Any Costa Rican, who sees these colors, immediately thinks about freedom, democracy and homeland! Coffee plants, tropical flowers, typical carts – better known in Schoenstatt as the Blessed Mother’s carriage of triumph – as well as bunches of bananas and ribbons with these colors. All of this adorned the celebration of the 197th Anniversary of Costa Rica’s independence, the fifty year anniversary of our founder’s departure to heaven and the blessing of the Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s statue at the “Family of Hope”Read More
Dilexit Ecclesiam! September 15, 2018, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, President of the  International Presidency of Schoenstatt•   Dear Schoenstatt Family: you who are present here (Schoenstatt, Germany) and those whom you represent, and the many who are celebrating with us in the different parts of the world, We have gathered in this historic place on the 50th anniversary of our Father and Founder’s death. We come to give thanks for him and for what he signifies for us and for our times. We are grateful because we sense that he remainsRead More
ITALY, Federico Bauml • A year of Italian Boys’ Youth concluded the year on 2 July 2018 with a South American-style barbecue. — It was a real celebration, with special guests: the teen-agers of “Santi Patroni” parish’s, post-confirmation group, where the Schoenstatt Fathers work. It was a year we could define, using a beloved term by the newest generations: 2.0, with a new leader, new logo, new incorporations among the group’s members, new challenges. It was the year of re-launching for a project that began in Schoenstatt on 28 MarchRead More
PARAGUAY, editorial team • Few weeks remain in a Year of Fr. Kentenich celebrated within all the Schoenstatt Family in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of his death, 15 September 1968. A multitude of varied initiatives have emerged this year, in a year that is not just for memories, but also a call to personally and concertedly embody Fr. Kentenich’s person and charism in covenant. In Paraguay, the Year of Fr. Kentenich will close with the blessing of a statue in Tupãrenda.  — In the 2017 Pentecost Letter, Fr. JuanRead More
Perú, Ernesto Morón García • The Blessed Mother’s wayside shrine in Parque Santo Tomás, in the San Borja district of Lima (Peru) recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with the presence of the National Adviser, Fr. Juan Pablo Rovegno, and pilgrims from San Borja, the district where the Schoenstatt Movement arrived in Peru from Ecuador in 1972, through Mr. and Mrs. Chang. Its location is unique; it is on Limatambo, a Dominican monastic estate, a holy place where St. Rose of Lima, St. Martin de Porres, and St. John Masías walkedRead More
CHILE, Sandra Rolleri • A special retreat with migrants! Recently the Montahue Family gave a great gift to the Blessed Mother and our Fr. Kentenich, who we want not only to know more fully but also to emulate his charism with our whole being and through our actions. With this activity, we wanted to make Pope Francis’ call a reality as he has asked us to generate and strengthen the attachments to our migrant brothers and sisters, upon promoting a fraternal encounter of respect and solidarity.— Through contacts with theRead More
In Memory of Fr. Humberto Anwandter, Editorial Team • “With the death of every person who dies, a world dies”, Gerhard Hauptmann says, “and everyone who dies takes something of us with them.” And he leaves something of himself with us. As Christians, we know that he/she remains with us. When Fr. Humberto Anwandter, of the Schoenstatt founding generation and of the Chilean Schoenstatt Fathers, died on July 29, a great one died, a covenant story, especially a covenant story with Fr. Kentenich and of bringing the newest generations to theRead More

Posted On 04.08.2018In Campaign, Kentenich

A Father’s hand

ARGENTINA, Cristina White • A replica of Fr. Kentenich’s hand went on pilgrimage from July 11 – 20, through the cities of Bragado, Nueve de Julio, Pehuajó, Trenque Lauquen, and Henderson. — The plan At first this visit was prepared to be something peaceful, devotional among people greatly attached to Schoenstatt…People were invited to the parishes for a short celebration before or after the Mass, during which there would be a meditation on a short text about the origin of this replica and what this visit meant according to ourRead More