Schoenstatt Texas Timeline

Schoenstatt Texas Timeline


1948
June 5- September 6
Fr. J. Kentenich visits the U.S.
1949
September 10
First Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary arrive in Corpus Christi, Texas.
1951
October 22
Fr. J. Kentenich separated from the Schoenstatt Family – beginning the exile which lasted until October 22, 1965.
1952
June 21
Fr. J. Kentenich arrives in Milwaukee, WI.
1959
October 18
Dedication of the Confidentia Shrine in Lamar, Texas by Bishop Marx-the shrine was offered as a gift of thanksgiving in advance for the freedom of Fr.J. Kentenich in exile.
1966
Schoenstatt Fathers begin to work in Texas.
1967
February
Sr. M. Joselinde brings a father-eye symbol for the Confidentia Shrine which was a gift from Fr. Kentenich.
1968
September 15
Fr. Kentenich dies in the Adoration Church after celebrating Holy Mass there for the first time.
October 4
Dedication of the Fr. Joseph Kentenich Joseph Engling Memorial. Fr. J. Kentenich’s name was added since he had died less than one month before. It was also the 50th Anniversary of the death of Joseph Engling.
1969
January 20
Father Eye Symbol erected in the Confidentia Shrine by the Schoenstatt Family of Texas.
April (Holy Week)
Visit of the International Father Eye Symbol—a gift for the Original Shrine given to Fr. J. Kentenich.
1970
June 25-July 13
First International Pilgrimage from U.S. to Schoenstatt, Germany (28 from Texas). Pilgrimage was initiated from Texas.
972
October
Texas Schoenstatt Family crowns Blessed Mother as Queen of Confidence.
1973
March 19
Girls’ Youth crowns Blessed Mother as Holy Founder Generation Queen.
1974
February 2
Dedication of the Schoenstatt Training Center.
October 20
Blessed Mother was internationally crowned as Victress in the Adoration Church on Mt. Schoenstatt, The Victress receives the Texas Silver plate with the words—Victoriam per Confidentiam.
1975
July 8
Texas Schoenstatt Family renews coronation of Blessed Mother as Queen of Confidence and Victress.
July
Second pilgrimage from Texas (70 pilgrims).
1977
July 8
First Footsteps Pilgrimage—visiting the places visited by Fr. Kentenich in Corpus Christi.
1980
July
Third pilgrimage from Texas to original Schoenstatt and Cambrai, France (104 pilgrims).
1983-84
1983-1984 Father Eye Symbol from Confidentia Shrine travels to Texas homes and home shrines.
1984
October
25th Anniversary of the Confidentia Shrine.
1985
Fr. J. Kentenich’s Centennial Year. Two pilgrimages from Texas in July and September.
Four regional celebrations throughout Texas, concluding celebration in Lamar. San Antonio Schoenstatt Family inspired to have a replica of the Father Eye Symbol made for the future San Antonio daughter shrine. It was offered as a gift to Fr. Kentenich for his centennial. Special gifts included a new Monstrance for the Shrine from the mothers, a new roof for the Shrine from the couples, and the Women’s League provided the inside panels of the tabernacle.
1986-87
Federation courses begin.
1989
April
Dedication of Sisters’ Provincial House.
1989
Fifth Pilgrimage.
1989
October 18
75th Anniversary of Schoenstatt and renewal of coronation with the title Victorious Queen of Covenant Loyalty.
1992
January 20
50th Anniversary of 1-20-42 Texas Schoenstatt Family gives Blank Check to Fr. Kentenich.
1993
Sixth pilgrimage (40 pilgrims).
1994
April 12
100th Anniversary of Fr. Kentenich’s consecration to the Blessed Mother in the Orphanage.
1996
First pilgrimage of Mothers’ Federation to Schoenstatt.
1997
October Day
Solemn Enthronement of the Unity Cross in the Confidentia Shrine.
1999
Pilgrimage to Schoenstatt, Holy Land, Rome.
1999
October
Covenant of Love with Fr. Kentenich in the Year of the Father.
2000
September 17
Unveiling of the Fr. Joseph Kentenich statue as a jubilee gift.
2002
May 10
www.schoenstatt-texas.org website goes live.