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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Retrieved from ” https: Fathers Albert Eise and Franz Reinischtwo martyrs from Schoenstatt, the first dead by disease in Dachau, the second executed by the Nazis, will be invoked as heavenly protectors by all members of the Movement.

Publish your news About us Write to us Sitemap Newsletter. This confrontation is to challenge the domination of the world; today this is clearly visible. The process for his beatification was opened on 10 February Schoenstatt, VallendarGermany.

I felt loved, accepted, welcomed and understood like never before. Thus in this fruitful encounter with reality, the charism has a chance to grow and renew itself. After six years of difficult trials — very fragile health, a crisis of faith which lasted for years and a first rejection by his superiors dealing with his priestly ordination — he is ordained a Minister of Christ on July 8, Normally we come to the invisible reality, to the living God, through visible signs which make Him near to us on earth.

His mortal remains are in the place where he gave his last breath. His heroic surrender and his life of priestly holiness are also an obvious sign — the strongest — of the reality of Mary as Mother, Queen and Educatrix from the Schoenstatt Shrine.


Schoenstatt’s commitment to this covenant culture inspires it to go out from the shrines to the existential peripheries to “sanctuarize” the world, as Pope Francis says.

It encompasses gradually, without preconceived plan, many categories; young people, priests, women, sisters, pilgrims.

Health care Schools Universities. On Sunday, September 15,Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady, immediately after the holy sacrifice of the Mass, he placed his life into the hands of God forever.

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About Schoenstatt Schoenstatt is an ecclesial Movement, where everyone, each according to his individual vocation and united in covenant, serves the Church and its mission and the world God has entrusted to us. A question surfaced several times: After been stripped of all his functions in the Movement, Kentenich has assigned residence in the convent of Pallottines in Milwaukee United States ; all correspondence with the leaders of the work is prohibited.

An extraordinary bond of trust developed between him and his students. But it is not one just more book about him or of him, nor is it a book of photographs or a book of his writings— there has already been a great deal of that.

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His great longing was to proclaim the greatness of the Mother of God and to form new men and new communities in which the kentenicy and image of Mary would be resplendent. During the time of persecution under National Socialism, he spent more than three years in prison and concentration camp.

He became the founder of several communities for priests, families, men, women and youths. Inhe sent three Schoenstatt Fathers to join them in their apostolate in Cape Oentenich. She jsoe us a piece of plain white paper and explained: His process of beatification is underway. Pope Francis — Recent Tweets.


Kentenich that came out a few weeks before the 50th Anniversary of his death, which was to be expected in a year dedicated to him. We are back from vacation; for some it was a long time and for others it was short. There was no official lawyer and he was never brought before a judge, much less faced a complainant or a witness. Today, more than ever, says the Second Vatican Council: Guttmann will save the life of the founder of Schoenstatt, destined to die in the gas chamber because of his poor health: The “Secret State Police” brakes the toughest there.

After her brother remarried on 25 JuneKatharina and her son kentenlch to Gymnich. Two priests in charge of their spiritual direction resign. A joss will not be preserved this way.

On mose Aprilat the arrival of the American troops, the prisoners are released. Confidently, they bring their concerns or their thanksgiving for help that they have received.

This kind of language was not favourably received by those outside the Movement!

The Founder: Fr. Joseph Kentenich

September 14,Translation: September Learn how and when to remove this template message. His opposition to Nazism attires persecution over him. Joseph Kentenich Wide Horizon — Fr.