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Childhood. Joseph Kentenich was born in Gymnich near Cologne in In , he went to the Saint Vincent orphanage in Oberhausen. At his admittance to. Father Joseph Kentenich was born in Gymnich near Cologne, Germany, on November 18, As a youth, he recognized his calling to become a priest. Joseph Kentenich, born in in Gymnich, near Cologne in Germany was the founder of the Schoenstatt Family Movement. He came from a ” good and.

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On 18 October he drew up a founding document for a sodality that formulated a Covenant of Love with Mary, Mother of God and our mother. Legal Notice Disclaimer Privacy Policy. During that time, he set in place the foundations for his Work: If a human being, an earthly father can give so much peace and joy to the soul, ketnenich is Our Heavenly Father like? On 16 July are created at Dachau two new Schoenstatt branches, under the responsibility of two lay deported: He also spoke of the ” blank cheque ” which amounted to the ekntenich of self-abandonment to Divine Providence.

Views Read Edit View history. Schoenstatt’s commitment to this covenant culture inspires it to go out from the shrines to the existential peripheries to “sanctuarize” the world, as Kentencih Francis says. Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

The core of Schoenstatt’s foundation is the covenant of love with Mary, the Mother of God. Nothing moved him more than his concern that the reality of God be recognized in the world and that the freedom and dignity of every person be respected. Joseph Kentenich The Founder: After endless vexations, on 20 SeptemberFather Kentenich is summoned by Gestapo ; we quote one of his words, pronounced in private, but reported by an informer: Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met.


He loved the Church. Father Kentenich is kept for four weeks in this dark and airless bunkerwhich was before the vault of a branch of the Reichsbank. He was at the ripe age of In the Covenant of Love with Mary her ” children ” can undergo a spiritual transformation enabling them to go into the world with confidence and missionary zeal.

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Latin Church Eastern Catholic Churches: Kentenich, the recognition in faith of the unique relationship between Jesus and Mary is the key to the secret of building a new Christian society. Moreover, through the voice of the young priest, the Holy Virgin is kenhenich to kindly establish Her throne in the chapel to spread Her treasures. InJoseph for the first time expressed the wish to become kentebich priest.

On 6 Aprilat the arrival of the American troops, the prisoners are released.

He attempted to teach Christians how to live out their faith. He had the charism of giving people a ” glimpse of heaven ” while still on earth to urge them to greater holiness of life. At the age of nine he was placed in an orphanage in Oberhausen where he remained for the next five years.

This is not the place to give a panoramic vision of the life of Father Kentenich.

Our mission is to serve the life of the International Schoenstatt family and the Church by promoting bonds of solidarity – covenant culture – and offering this service as a testimony – culture of encounter. Today, more than ever, says the Second Vatican Council: There he consolidated his Work to international levels.

Pope Francis — Recent Tweets. At the same time, the Founder travels to Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, the United States and Africa to establish the Movement there, with the construction of replicas of the Schoenstatt Shrinetraining centers and religious houses.


Jowe Covenant Prayer My Queen, my Mother, I give myself entirely to you, and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, myself without reserve. As instruments in the hands of Mary, may she use us to open up new Covenant ways!

Our mission is to serve the life of the International Schoenstatt family and the Church by promoting bonds of solidarity – covenant culture – and offering this service as a testimony – culture of ksntenich. Six hundred Sisters of Mary attended the ceremony. The core of Schoenstatt’s foundation is the covenant of love with Iose, the Mother of God.

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WHO WAS FATHER KENTENICH ? Dilexit Ecclesiam ­ He loved the Church

At the same time, Father Kentenich played a decisive role in the movement of the people. InFather Kentenich is appointed as parish priest of the German speaking Catholic community of Milwaukee, which has many immigrants from that nation. He died renonwed for his sanctity. The Heavenly Father called him to his final home at the age of Kentenich continued to work for the Movement and founded the Brothers of Mary as well as the Family Movement while in Dachau.

His opposition to Nazism attires persecution over him.