Vallendar Tag

Dr. Peter Wolf to a prayer from “Heavenwards” • On March 25, 1945, the Americans entered and occupied Vallendar, 75 years ago. On March 7, 1945, US troops in Remagen had succeeded in breaking through the Rhine. The Allies rolled up the Rhineland with massive tank units and the support of their air force. Day by day they were coming closer to Vallendar and thus to Schoenstatt. In the Dachau concentration camp, where Father Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, was imprisoned as a Nazi prisoner, there wasRead More
Maria Fischer • My life was an adventure – led by our Mother. Because it was an adventure, I am angry with no one, I pray for all, I wish everyone knowledge, and a blissful death and resurrection. Triune God, be eternally praised For all the great gifts you have given me! Those are the words on the unusual memorial card for Fr Heinz Kuenster given to the people who poured into the specially decorated house chapel of the Marienau, “his” Marienau, in the early afternoon of 8 November forRead More
Two weeks after the flood: An interview with the Rector of the Marienau, Fr Egon M. Zillekens • The water has gone, so has the mud, all the furniture and equipment on the lower ground floor has gone to be recycled, and the guests are still welcome to come! Two weeks after the floods of the Wambach inundated the Original Shrine, the meadows and streets around, and above all the somewhat lower-lying area of the Marienau, which was completely flooded, Fr Egon M. Zillekens answered our questions as to howRead More