for everyday life … 19

“We feel our soul strengthened … We feel our soul strengthened when we look up to God, even while we are working, and we simply offer him the sacrifices connected with the work our day. Doing this puts us on the way to everyday sanctity.” Fr. Joseph Kentenich in Aschaffenburg, November 28, 1937 IMPULSE Goodbye […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 05

The Tiny, Little Hummingbird Who has never had these feelings? I can’t do this, I have reached my limit, I feel weak, helpless! How can I handle this? For Father Kentenich, precisely this experience is a presupposition for discovering God, for growing into a deeper relationship with God. Father Kentenich once told this story: “A […]

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for everyday life … 18

“I cannot see into the distant future, but God has drawn a (great) plan for the world and even a small plan for every life.  Day after day he guides the life of individuals and of communities. We simply need to do one thing: to love God wholeheartedly.” Joseph Kentenich in Aschaffenburg, November 11.1937 IMPULSE […]

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The Feast of Corpus Christi in the Procession of our Life

Today is a very special day in which Jesus walks through our streets! But, sadly, due to the pandemic that grips humanity, in many places this celebration cannot take place or can take place only in a very simple manner. It is not possible to make the traditional flower carpets that decorate our streets for […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 04

Beitrag ansehen The Homesickness of the Turtle Who does not experience homesickness? When I move out the parental home for the first time and live alone; When I must live in a foreign country with a completely different culture; When I feel excluded; When rituals and customs are so different from what I am used […]

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We Need the Holy Spirit!

Pentecost! It is a special time in the life of the Church and in our life! We recall the event: The Apostles were gathered in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and with other women. They had received a mission from Jesus but they were at loss on how to carry it out, because […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 03

The Lost Sheep In Holy Scripture, Jesus explains to us what a good shepherd is like: He cares for his flock. He calls his sheep by name, he knows them, he does not flee when the wolf comes. He even lays down his life for his sheep. What has always impressed me the most is […]

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for everyday life … 17

  “A child of the MTA will not be lost. The child might swing to and fro from time to time but it cannot get lost.” Father Joseph Kentenich in Aschaffenburg, November 28, 1937 IMPULSE A child is sitting on a swing pumping hard, pushing the swing back and forth, faster and faster. The wind […]

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Queen of May, My Mother and Queen!

“Everything that belongs to me is yours… But you, o Mother, know how weak I am…so, Mother, help me…Do with me as you will! Only let me love you, honor you, and grow in love for you; let me love you without measure or end.” (Joseph Engling-May 1, 1916) With this prayer by Joseph Engling, […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 02

Dung Beetles and Bees Dung beetles! That doesn’t sound very pleasant. Also called: earth borer, which mucks out! Yes, it feeds mainly on manure, animal “waste”, which is popularly called dung. For us, we could say: It rummages in the dark, inside the earth and searches there for “waste.” That is not good. Father Kentenich […]

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