for everyday life … 10

  “When we give the Blessed Mother our heart and the Blessed Mother gives us her heart, then we can go through the world with our head up, with clear eyes and with a courageous step.” P. Josef Kentenich IMPULSE It is a matter of the head: how self-aware I go before others does not […]

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A “Red Thread” That Explains our Life

The month of October is the month of the rosary in the tradition of the Christian faith. The rosary is like a “red thread” that explains our life, it is the thread that secures our relationship with God. Looking at the life of Jesus through the eyes of Mary The rosary is a contemplative prayer […]

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It is time to move forward!

“It is time to move forward!” These were the last words of St. Teresa of Ávila. They could also be the last words of our founder, Father Joseph Kentenich. Even if he did not pronounce these words, he expressed them through actions. Our father returned home to God! Divine Providence gave us many messages through […]

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for everyday life … 09

“When we joyfully name and acknowledge our weaknesses and misery, not always gloss over and cover them, but rather remove every mask before God and the Blessed Mother, then we are preparing a throne for the Blessed Mother which pleases her. Away with the masks! We do not want to gloss over and cover up […]

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Who is Mary for Me?

  Let us walk like you through life. Let us mirror you forever, strong and noble, meek and mild, peace and love be our endeavor. Walk in us through our world, Make it ready for the Lord.   (Heavenward, 171)   Maria When something really inspires us, we can’t resist. When we know someone who […]

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for everyday life … 08

“I must embed my littleness into the greatness of God. My littleness, my powerlessness will be taken up by the all-powerful God. My weaknesses will be taken up, supplemented by the greatness and the power of the almighty, the eternal God.” Fr. Joseph Kentenich October Week 1967 IMPULSE “Littleness, powerlessness, weakness” – not exactly our […]

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Feast of the Assumption of Mary

A human heart beats for us in heaven! What kind of heart is that? It is the heart of the Blessed Mother, who ascended to heaven with body and soul. It is a genuinely human heart that, from heaven, is motherly for the people who still make pilgrimages on this earth. The feast of the […]

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for everyday life … 07

“When you are convinced that the Blessed Mother in the shrine holds us in her hands, holds us in motherly hands, from here cares for us, from here educates us, then we are actually never alone.” Fr. Joseph Kentenich date unknown IMPULSE On a greeting card it says: “The beautiful thing about family is: one […]

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Apostles Peter and Paul

You are Christ, the Son of the Living God! (Mt 16:16) Today we celebrate the apostles Peter and Paul, two icons of the gospel, pillars of the early Christian church; founders of the first apostolic community, of the first apostolic covenant, who distinguished themselves through faith and preaching, fervor and missionary zeal, but also through […]

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for everyday life … 06

Where do we find rest and security? Think of the word ‘Blank Check’. I take a white piece of paper, put my name at the bottom and then tell the loving God ‘You can write up there whatever you will!’ I can only do that when I am a child, when I am convinced: the […]

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