From SCHOENSTATT: The Founding
The Founding Documents p. 74 #96
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.
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.
The Founding Documents p. 30
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.
About Schoenstatt and its Spirituality
1. General Introductions
Boll, G.M., Schoenstatt's
Kley, M., United With Her
(Cape Town, 1977).
Monnerjahn, Fr. Engelbert, Schoenstatt:
An Introduction (Vallendar-Schoenstatt,
Treese, Sr. M. Thomasine, Schoenstatt:
An Introduction (Waukesha,
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,
- Childlikeness Before God,
3. Schoenstatt Spirituality
a. Outlines and Group Material
Day, Sr. Marie. The Three
Pillars: A Comprehensive Study
Guide of Schoenstatt's Spirituality,
Raith, Sr. Edith, Head and
Heart of the Family, (Waukesha,
Message and Mission of Schoenstatt,
Schoenstatt Apostolic League,
My Covenant Way: Workbook for
the Preparation of Membership
Dedication, (Waukesha, 2000).
Treese, Sr. M. Thomasine, Introduction
to Schoenstatt, (Waukesha,
Vol. 1: Divine Providence
Vol. 2: Covenant in Salvation
Vol. 3: Covenant in the History
Vol. 4: Schoenstatt - Covenant
Vol. 5: Covenant of Love in
- My Home, A Shrine, (Waukesha,
b. Talks and Texts
Hock, Fr. Conrad, The Four Temperaments
Kentenich, Joseph/Niehaus, Jonathan
- Schoenstatt's Covenant Spirituality
- Schoenstatt's Instrument Spirituality
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
4. Schoenstatt History
Bruegse, Sr. M. Pia, The Axis
of our Family History (Waukesha,
Niehaus, Fr. Jonathan, The Birth
of the Home Shrine (Waukesha,
- The Exile Legacy Book (Waukesha,
- A History of Schoenstatt in
the United States (Waukesha,
- A Movement in Chains: Sketches
of Schoenstatt in Dachau (Waukesha,
- 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,
5. Biographies and Biographical
# Bullion, Gertraud von
Schoenstatt Movement, Gertraud
of Bullion, Tributes from her
100th birthday celebration (Waukesha,
# Engel, Sr. Emilie
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary,
Sr. Emilie Engel (short biography
- Sr. Emilie Engel: Schoenstatt
Sister of Mary, A Life for God
and People (full biography)
# Engling, Joseph
Hannappel, Paul (ed.), Joseph
Engling, Letters and Diary Entries,
Menningen, Fr. Alexander, Joseph
Engling (Waukesha, 1998).
# Hiriart, Mario
Schneider, Fr. Benito, Mario
Hiriart: With Mary, Living Chalice
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,
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
Niehaus, Fr. Jonathan, Karl's
Diary: Bl. Karl Leisner in His
# Pozzobon, John
Uriburu, Fr. Esteban, A Hero
Today, Not Tomorrow (Cape Town,
# Schimmel, Gilbert
Niehaus, Fr. Jonathan, Gilbert
Schimmel (Waukesha, 1996).
6. Father Kentenich's Words
Marian Instrument Piety (Treatise
in Dachau, 1944) (Waukesha,
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)
Marian Education for Marriage
(Conferences, 1934) (Cape Town,
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
The Game of Love (Sermons, 1965)
In Covenant with the Blessed
Trinity (Various) (Mumbai, 2000).
Moved by the Spirit (Various)
New Life for a New World (Various)
(Cape Town, 1994).
Rediscovering the Father (Various)
Education and the Challenge
of Our Times (Conferences for
Seed of a New World (Day of
Reflection, 1953) (Waukesha,
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,
Pentecost (Talk on May 14, 1967)
(Waukesha, c. 1975).
Message to Essen (Written message,
September 7, 1968) (Waukesha,
The Christian's Goal in Life
(reflections on childlikeness)
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)
My Heart, Your Shrine (reflections
on the heart shrine) (Waukesha,
Sign of Light for the World
(reflections on Mary) (Constantia,
7. Specialized Research
Naumann, Rita M. Isabelle, Cum
Maria ad altare (dissertation
on Fr. Ken-
tenich's image of the Church)
Novena in honor of the Mother
Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt.
Be it Done to Me According to
# 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
Sacred Motherhood (expectant