Pedagogy Tag

Kentenich Pedagogy on the Peripheries, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke • Is freedom in jail possible?  “Yes,” said Father Kentenich.  And he proved it.  “Yes,” says Fr. Pedro Kuhlcke, and he is proving it: at a jail for minors in Itauguá, a few kilometers from the Tupãrenda Shrine.  Perhaps the most daring question we already asked a few months ago from schoenstatt.org:  Is Kentenich pedagogy on the peripheries possible?  Yes, he answered, and he is proving it in this jail for minors, in this third part of his reflection in relation toRead 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
PARAGUAY,  Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, teacher • The school has really become my second home over the years, and I have done the best to provide a mother’s sheltering atmosphere for my students, to be a sister to my colleagues: in other words, to provide a family as Fr. Kentenich taught us.— I am Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, an elementary school teacher from Silvio Pettirossi School in Luque. It is still hard to believe that it has been twenty-one years since I introduced myself to my first classroomRead More
COSTA RICA, Michelle Ramírez • Costa Rica extends an invitation to the First International Meeting of Family Federation Formation instructors.  The International Family Federation leadership supports this. The presence of the Blessed Mother in the Shrine renders fruitfulness Seven months after having inaugurated its first Shrine, four family formation instructors from the Costa Rican Family Federation assume the challenge to form an “…international web of formation instructors who utilize common pedagogical tools and who promote an exchange of knowledge, experiences, and accents among different countries and territories.” The meeting willRead More
EUROPE, Pilar Bacigalupo, Corina Blankenberg • At the end of August, a pedagogical seminar for educators took place at House Marienau in Schoenstatt.  The participants felt very well taken care of, and in the weeks since, have amassed the fruits of their labor from those days and put them together. Discover the pedagogy of Father Kentenich and spread it. Present the different facets of his pedagogy in such a way that they can be effective not only to accompany one spiritually, but also to be used in schools, in businessRead More
Interview with Matthias Gross, Germany, Volunteer at Casa del Niño in Villa Ballester • Matthias Gross volunteered at Casa del Niño in Gran Buenos Aires from August 2016 to August 2017.  The Casa is located near the Schoenstatt Daughter Shrine in the Villa Ballester district and is a Schoenstatt Family project, the Family Federation and the Campaign of the Pilgrim Mother are the primary sponsors. Father Kentenich visited Villa Ballester several times, because many German immigrants found housing there after the Second World War.  This is the place, where theRead More
URUGUAY, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • On Friday, 9 June, six young boys from Providencia School were baptized and twelve made their First Communion in a very emotional and joyful ceremony. We celebrated the sacraments of Baptism and First Communion accompanied by families, educators, friends and with the participation of Cardinal Daniel Sturla. “It was really a time for the family, it was a very special moment that was awaited by the little ones, who had prepared themselves for several months. There were many feelings: emotion, anxiety, joy…Heaven really touched earth,Read More
BRAZIL, Karen Bueno • On the 23rd – 27th this past August in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, Londrina hosted the First International Schoenstatt Congress on Education. The scientific event, organized by the Madre de Dios College, in conjunction with Londrina State University (UEL) and the North University of Paraná (UNOPAR), gathered students, directors, and professors from various countries with the objective of deepening and debating the pedagogical approach of Father Joseph Kentenich, founder of the Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement. Approximately 600 participants from eight countries participated in conferences andRead More
GERMANY, Renate and Christian Immler • It has been an extremely long, long road; full of difficulties and obstacles only those with perseverance against every prognosis, prediction, and discouragement can overcome simply by believing that their mission can continue. On 30 August, just in time for the beginning of the 2016/17 school year, the state recognition resolution for the Joseph Kentenich School finally arrived from the education ministry. According to the resolution, the Joseph Kentenich School is now equal to state schools. This means that it must comply with theRead More
GERMANY, from Martin Schiffl • The communications lecturers of the Academy for Family Pedagogy met last weekend in Memholz. This was the summer meeting, which has meanwhile become a tradition, and has been taking place for fifteen years. What began as a small group with representatives from Germany and Austria has grown to become an international meeting with communications lecturers from Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Although it was not possible for everyone to be there, it was nevertheless a large, multi-language groupRead More