Fr. Kentenich’s Writings
From SCHOENSTATT: The Founding Documents
SCHOENSTATT: The Founding Documents p. 74 #96
Thanks be to God! So it is that we again place ourselves with both feet on the ground of our tradition, and carry one of the most essential fundamental forces of the living organism of our family with new vigor into a perilous future. We rejoice because we know and recognize the ancient law: “The prosperity of a kingdom is determined by the faithfulness of its members to the basic forces upon which it was originally founded”. Our family was essentially built through the contributions to the capital of grace of the Mother Thrice Admirable. It must therefore be uncompromising in its faithfulness to this point for all times if it wants to survive the trial by fire. For the family and its fruitfulness it is a matter of life and death.
SCHOENSTATT: The Founding Documents p. 30 #7
Undoubtedly, we could not accomplish a greater apostolic deed nor leave our successors a more precious legacy than to urge our Lady and Queen to erect her throne here in a special way, to distribute her treasures, and to work miracles of grace. You gather what I am aiming at: I would like to make this place a place of pilgrimage, a place of grace for our house and for the whole German province, and perhaps even further afield.
Selected Reading in English
About Schoenstatt and its Spirituality
1. General Introductions
Boll, G.M., Schoenstatt’s Spirituality (Waukesha, 1992).
Kley, M., United With Her (Cape Town, 1977).
Monnerjahn, Fr. Engelbert, Schoenstatt: An Introduction (Vallendar-Schoenstatt, 1992).
Treese, Sr. M. Thomasine, Schoenstatt: An Introduction (Waukesha, 1991).
2. Basic Works by Fr. Kentenich
Kentenich, Fr. Joseph,
– Schoenstatt: The Founding Documents, (Waukesha, 1993).
– Heavenwards (Prayers written in Dachau, Waukesha, 1992).
– Mary, Our Mother and Educator, (Waukesha, 1987).
– Childlikeness Before God, (Waukesha, 2001).
3. Schoenstatt Spirituality
a. Outlines and Group Material
Day, Sr. Marie. The Three Pillars: A Comprehensive Study Guide of Schoenstatt’s Spirituality, (Waukesha, 1999).
Raith, Sr. Edith, Head and Heart of the Family, (Waukesha, 1998).
Message and Mission of Schoenstatt, (Bedfordview, 1984).
Schoenstatt Apostolic League, My Covenant Way: Workbook for the Preparation of Membership Dedication, (Waukesha, 2000).
Treese, Sr. M. Thomasine, Introduction to Schoenstatt, (Waukesha, 1983).
Vol. 1: Divine Providence
Vol. 2: Covenant in Salvation History
Vol. 3: Covenant in the History of Schoenstatt
Vol. 4: Schoenstatt – Covenant of Love
Vol. 5: Covenant of Love in Daily Life
– My Home, A Shrine, (Waukesha, 1986).
b. Talks and Texts
Hock, Fr. Conrad, The Four Temperaments (Milwaukee, 2000).
Kentenich, Joseph/Niehaus, Jonathan (ed.)
– Schoenstatt’s Covenant Spirituality (Waukesha, 1992).
– Schoenstatt’s Instrument Spirituality (Waukesha, 1995).
Nailis, Sr. M. Annette, Everyday Sanctity (Waukesha, 1998).
– Everyday Sanctity: The Simple Way to God (Waukesha, 1979).
Schoenstatt Movement, The Covenant: A Message, A Mission (Waukesha,1986).
Wolf, Fr. Peter, Becoming a Shrine – Be Sacred to Him (Waukesha 1996).
4. Schoenstatt History
Bruegse, Sr. M. Pia, The Axis of our Family History (Waukesha, 1991).
Niehaus, Fr. Jonathan, The Birth of the Home Shrine (Waukesha, 1994).
– The Exile Legacy Book (Waukesha, 1995).
– A History of Schoenstatt in the United States (Waukesha, 1983).
– A Movement in Chains: Sketches of Schoenstatt in Dachau (Waukesha, 1984).
– New Vision and Life: The Founding of Schoenstatt (Cape Town, 1986).
– The 31st of May: The Third Milestone (Waukesha, 1995).
– Visit to America: Fr. Kentenich’s Travels in the United States, 1948 (Waukesha, 1999).
Pereira, Fr. Benjamin, The Unity Cross (Waukesha, 1997).
Schoenstatt Sisters, Father Kentenich in South Africa (Constantia, 1973).
5. Biographies and Biographical
# Bullion, Gertraud von
Schoenstatt Movement, Gertraud of Bullion, Tributes from her 100th birthday celebration (Waukesha, 1991).
# Engel, Sr. Emilie
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, Sr. Emilie Engel (short biography and novena)
– Sr. Emilie Engel: Schoenstatt Sister of Mary, A Life for God and People (full biography) (Waukesha, 1999).
# Engling, Joseph
Hannappel, Paul (ed.), Joseph Engling, Letters and Diary Entries, Vol. III
Menningen, Fr. Alexander, Joseph Engling (Waukesha, 1998).
# Hiriart, Mario
Schneider, Fr. Benito, Mario Hiriart: With Mary, Living Chalice of Christ
Springer, Ingrid, Where Heaven meets Earth: Mario Hiriart (Vallendar-
# Kast, Barbara
Uriburu, Fr. Esteban, God’s Tabernacle(Cape Town, 1992).
# Kentenich, Fr. Joseph
Monnerjahn, Fr. Engelbert, Joseph Kentenich: A Life for the Church (Cape Town, 2001).
– A Provocative Figure (Constantia, 1985).
Savage, Barbara, Mary’s Prophet (Cape Town, 1993).
Uriburu, Fr. Esteban, A Father to Many (Cape Town, 1988).
# Leisner, Bl. Karl
Klein, Fr. Joseph, Bl. Karl Leisner: For Christ and for Youth (Waukesha,
Niehaus, Fr. Jonathan, Karl’s Diary: Bl. Karl Leisner in His Own Words
# Pozzobon, John
Uriburu, Fr. Esteban, A Hero Today, Not Tomorrow (Cape Town, 1991).
# Schimmel, Gilbert
Niehaus, Fr. Jonathan, Gilbert Schimmel (Waukesha, 1996).
6. Father Kentenich’s Words and Works
Marian Instrument Piety (Treatise in Dachau, 1944) (Waukesha, 1992).
Our Marian Mission (Various) (Cape Town, 1992).
With Mary into the New Millennium (Various) (Waukesha, 2001).
The Family (Talks for families, 1950) (Waukesha, 1997).
The Family at the Service of Life (Recollection days, 1953) (Bangalore, 2001).
Marian Education for Marriage (Conferences, 1934) (Cape Town, 1971).
On Monday Evenings…(Talks for families, 1955-64) (Waukesha).
Volume 1: To Live out of the Covenant of Love (1995).
Volume 20: Married Love as a Way to Holiness (1998).
Christ My Life (Various) (Cape Town, 1996).
The Game of Love (Sermons, 1965) (Waukesha, 1998).
In Covenant with the Blessed Trinity (Various) (Mumbai, 2000).
Moved by the Spirit (Various) (Mumbai, 1998).
New Life for a New World (Various) (Cape Town, 1994).
Rediscovering the Father (Various) (Mumbai, 1999).
Education and the Challenge of Our Times (Conferences for educators, 1950)
Seed of a New World (Day of Reflection, 1953) (Waukesha, c. 1975).
What is my Philosophy of Education? (Study, 1959) (Cape Town, 1990).
January 20 (Talk on January 20, 1967) (Waukesha, c. 1975).
Our Founder to His Families (Talk about Dachau, 1967) (Constantia, 1974).
Pentecost (Talk on May 14, 1967) (Waukesha, c. 1975).
Message to Essen (Written message, September 7, 1968) (Waukesha, 1995)
The Christian’s Goal in Life (reflections on childlikeness) (Waukesha, 1991).
God my Father (reflections on God the Father) (Waukesha, 1977).
He Exults the Lowly (reflections on humility) (Waukesha, 1998).
The Jewel of Purity (reflections on purity, ed. by B. Warth) (Waukesha, 1993).
My Heart, Your Shrine (reflections on the heart shrine) (Waukesha, 1996).
Sign of Light for the World (reflections on Mary) (Constantia, 1980).
7. Specialized Research
Naumann, Rita M. Isabelle, Cum Maria ad altare (dissertation on Fr. Ken-
tenich’s image of the Church) (Waukesha, 1999).
Novena in honor of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt.
Be it Done to Me According to Your Word.
# Fr. Kentenich
The Courage of Faith (general).
I Go to Father Kentenich (children).
Young People on the Way to God with Father Kentenich (youth).
Man Afire (Joseph Engling).
Reflections on the Triune God (Gilbert Schimmel).
Sacred Motherhood (expectant mothers).