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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„Patris Corde“

Joseph-Hymn   O, St. Joseph, patron saint, intercessor at God’s throne, Hidden greatness, look on us; we entrust the Church to you. Pure spouse Blessed Virgin Mary, include us in your love, With you in the covenant of love – let us experience protection and salvation hour after hour. You stand with us in the […]

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for everyday life … 16

“If there is anything that does not make us poor, it is giving love.” F. Josef Kentenich IMPULSE Imagine you are asked by a reporter, “What is love?” What answer would you spontaneously give? The word “love” is certainly the most overused word in the world. Yet, do we know profoundly what love is? St. […]

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“Ask the Animals …“ – 01

Like a CHICKEN?! Have you ever thought about chickens?    Maybe you have some of your own! We love the good eggs that we get from them! But have you ever watched a chicken drink? It dips its beek deeply into the water. Then, with its beek filled it quickly raises its head and the […]

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„Patris Corde“

„Patris Corde“ Pope Francis places Saint Joseph at the center of the letter “Patris Corde.”  He sketches Saint Joseph’s personality and vocation in seven chapters.  A beloved father A tender and loving father An obedient father An accepting father A creatively courageous father A working father A father in the shadows This inspires us to […]

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Annunciation of the Lord

Behold, a Door Opened … The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord directs our gaze to the extraordiness of faith. On this feast God meets man, supernature meets nature, greatness meets the smallness. Mary, the immaculately pure one, is the first human person to witness the one and triune God. Through the archangel Gabriel […]

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With a Fatherly Heart

“Joseph employed his legal authority over the Holy Family to devote himself completely to them in his life and work. He turned his human vocation to domestic love into a superhuman oblation of himself, his heart and all his abilities, a love placed at the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in […]

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for everyday life … 15

“If we give our hearts to the Blessed Mother and the Blessed Mother gives her heart to us, then we can walk through the world with our heads held high, with clear eyes and a courageous step.” F. Josef Kentenich IMPULSE “If we give our hearts to the Blessed Mother…?”  How would we spontaneously finish […]

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