YOU ARE MY LETTER – 02

Emilie Engel Mater ter admirabilis   Biographical notes Born on February 6, 1893 in Husten, Sauerland Died on November 20, 1955 in Koblenz-Metternich Emilie Engel belonged to the first women’s group who, on April 16, 1925, by a solemn consecration, made themselves completely available for the mission of Schoenstatt. On October 1, 1926, the founder […]

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YOU ARE MY LETTER

YOU ARE MY LETTER “Do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You are our letter, written on our hearts.” (2 Corinthians 3:1) The sermon of Auxiliary Bishop Tenhumberg on September 20, 1968 at the funeral of Father Kentenich in the Adoration Church on Mount Schoenstatt culminates with these […]

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YOU ARE MY LETTER – 01

Mario Hiriart Like Mary, living chalice, bearer of Christ   Biographical Notes Born July 23, 1931 in Santiago, Chile Died July 15, 1964 in Milwaukee, USA Mario was a co-founder of the Schoenstatt Boys’ Youth in Chile; he studied engineering. In 1957 he joined the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary in Brazil. […]

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“Do you accept the challenge?”

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1:30) Three hundred young people are gathered in Rome during these days to discuss the topic of Church, youth, and vocation. But this is only the minority of participants –  a total of 14,100 young people are involved in the discussion online […]

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Father Kentenich – a Letter from God

It won’t take long before a certain couple will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. The man tells us joyfully that they are now having the letters bound which they wrote at the time of their first love. These love letters are more for them than a few pieces of paper and a little ink. These […]

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Right Now, Daring the New. With You.

Radical Change, Upheaval, a New Beginning So many things are radically changing, posing questions, calling for a new beginning – right now, on the national and international political stage, and in the realm of our church. This also holds true in our personal life: radical changes, upheavals, new beginnings, situations that were not there like […]

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New Year – New Paths

New paths –one needs a little time until one has found them and then also goes along them. That is something I have experienced very practically in this year. A large wooded area very near our house invites one to go walking there. For a long time I always went the same route until one […]

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“Mother, today give us all your Child!”

The Christmas season in its actual Christian meaning wants to move our hearts and have an effect in them also this year. It wants to leave a glow in our hearts. The charming sounds of the Christmas songs can really put us in the mood, yet it can really only be Christmas when it occurs […]

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Discover God’s Love Anew in Advent

A child asked his mother about Advent and Christmas. The mother answered, “Oh, Advent and Christmas – that is something very boring.” Things that happen every year or every day can lose meaning, become routine, and even get boring. We all know of such things. But does this also apply to Advent and Christmas?   […]

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Listening, Discerning, and Living the Call of the Lord

Called to Joy In his message for the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis emphasizes each Christian’s vocation to joy. This vocation is placed before our eyes anew on Christmas: “Even amid these troubled times, the mystery of the Incarnation reminds us that God continually comes to encounter us. He is God-with-us, […]

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