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Joseph Kentenich, Schoenstatt Founder

Joseph Kentenich, Schoenstatt Founder

Aspects of Schoenstatt's Marian Spirituality

Father Jonathan Niehaus

Published in Marian Studies Volume 54 (2003)

*Father Jonathan Niehaus became part of the Schoenstatt Movement as a youth and later joined the Secular Institute of Schoenstatt Fathers, for which he was ordained a priest in 1994. He is stationed at the International Schoenstatt Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he is the
national director of the Schoenstatt Boys Youth. He is also an author and translator of numerous works about Schoenstatt, its founder and its spirituality.

Pope John Paul II chose his pontificate’s twenty-fifth year to challenge the Church “to contemplate the face of Christ” both in the Rosary and the Eucharist. This contemplation is an essential and integral part of the larger program announced at the conclusion of the Great Jubilee in his Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte.  In the encyclical “The Eucharist in the Church,” the pope states states that “To contemplate the face of Christ, and to contemplate it with Mary, is the ‘program’ which I have set before the Church at the dawn of the third millennium, summoning her ‘to put out into the deep’ on the sea of history with the enthusiasm of the nevangelization."

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