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Posted On 24.12.2015In Kentenich

Today, 50 years ago…

From María Fischer • This December 24, 2015, it is 50 years since Father Kentenich returned to his and our Original Shrine, after 14 long years of exile in Milwaukee. Father Kentenich arrived at Schoenstatt from Rome on the afternoon of the 24th of December of 1965. He arrived at Schoenstatt, on Christmas Eve, where the Family and the Original Shrine waited to welcome him.  It was a long time of waiting that ended that 24th of December, after several weeks in Rome until the decree finally arrived on theRead More
From Maria Fischer • “The door is a symbol of Advent: The Lord is coming to us; we want to open the door to him and welcome him.” These were the words of Fr Juan Pablo Catoggio, Chairman of Schoenstatt’s General Presidium, in his sermon on the Third Sunday of Advent. “This year the door is a particularly telling symbol. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Last Tuesday, 8 December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, our Holy Father opened the Holy DoorRead More
AUSTRIA, Viena, by Tita Andras • It was exactly a week ago that I was on the return trip from Memhölz to Vienna having just participated in the first international gathering at Schoenstatt’s auf’m Berg Schoenstatt Center about Belmonte with a Schoenstatt group. What did this group have in common? Simply those present had hearts on fire for Belmonte, for the Center and for the Shrine of all of us. I had met some of the participants, Norbert and Gertrud Jehle, Albert and Alisia Bush and also Carmen and JürgenRead More
ROME, ITALY, via sac.info, Casa Generalizia della Società dell’Apostolato Cattolico • Every Wednesday, the Pallottine Family in Rome gathers around the altar of St. Vincent Pallotti to pray together. 2nd December 2015 was a special day because, together with the priests, brothers, sisters and lay members of the UAC, were present also the Superior General of the Schoenstatt Fathers, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio and all the other members of his General Administration, elected on 22 August 2015. The Holy Mass was presided over by Fr. Martin Manus, General Consultor. InRead More
MESSAGE OF THE GENERAL PRESIDIUM OF SCHOENSTATT – FR JUAN PABLO CATOGGIO • The General Presidium gathered for its annual week-long meeting. The place and time were special: They met in Rome, at Belmonte, exactly fifty years after Fr Kentenich’s return from exile and his stay in Rome. During the meeting, the General Presidium drafted a message to the Schoenstatt Family to mark the 50th anniversary of the fourth milestone in the history of Schoenstatt, and the opening of the Year of Mercy. At the request of the President ofRead More
A letter to the friends and collaborators of Belmonte • Dear Friends and Colleagues of Belmonte, On 8 December we will remember the fiftieth anniversary of the General Presidium’s promise to our Father and Prophet with regard to Belmonte. It looks like we are the Schoenstatt generation that will be able to carry out this promise. The completion of the Domes Pater Kentenich is within reach. We are approaching an historical event. The fact that we have had to overcome so many obstacles, and expend so much patience, emphasises theRead More
By Juan Zaforas, Sarah-Leah Pimentel and Maria Fischer • A year has gone by, making it a good time remember what Pope Francis told us during the meeting with the Schoenstatt Movement on the centenary of its founding. It became one of the main projects that the Schoesntatt.org team began to work on immediately after the audience: to copy, edit, correct, translate, publish the audience text on Schoenstatt.org, as a well-designed pamphlet and as a book and e-book – the latter in collaboration with Nueva Patris, Santiago – to spreadRead More
POPE FRANCIS AT THE FAMILY SYNOD • The approval of the final document concluded the Synod of Bishops on the vocation and mission of the family in the Vatican at 18.46 on 24 October 2015. The final document was approved. All 94 paragraphs received 2/3 of the votes. These propositions will enable the Pope to write the post-synod Exhortation on the vocation and mission of the family in the contemporary Church and world. The final document produced and voted by the bishops will be published shortly, with the respective votesRead More
Rome,  Belmonte, Fr. Daniel Lozano • So far I have always written to you that Belmonte is our Father’s dream. Today the words of Pope Frances to children in the USA still echoes in my ears: The Sacred Scriptures show us the Believer as a person who dreams and creates peace. This has inspired me to say that our Father’s dream is also MY DREAM, OUR DREAM. Dreams …, yes, dreaming of the gift we want to give Fr Kentenich: BELMONTE. What happens to us when we have a wonderfulRead More
ROME, BELMONTE, by Maria Fischer • It was in the evening of 7 September, during the conference of the General Council of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests in Belmonte, that a decision was taken not to wait any longer for someone to suggest a name for the third and hence last “unnamed” seminar room in the Father Kentenich House. The other two had already been named after Fr Franz Reinisch and Gertraud von Bullion on the initiative of the Friends of Fr Reinisch and the Schoenstatt Women’s Federation. TheRead More