Kentenich Talk – Vol 2 (fixed)

Again a great audience gathered together in our humble hall at St John Fisher’s. I had the feeling it was even a bigger crowd than last time. Nonetheless I’m glad being able to tell you that all our recording stuff worked this time and we can offer a good record of the talk.

Thanks to everyone who attended the talk, whether online or offline, live at the shrine!

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Fr.Andrew & Benedikt

Some may have noticed some issues playing the video. We fixed this as it should work perfectly now. If not, please let us know.
It may takes about 10-15seconds after clicking on the picture until the video is available.


Duet Of Life

Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door marked “NO ADMITTANCE”.  Continue reading “Duet Of Life”


Kentenich Talk – Vol 1

With a little delay I’m glad being finally able to tell you that the First Talk of the “Kentenich Talk Series” has been uploaded and is yet available for everyone on our webpage. Please note that this is a “postrecorded” version of the talk which had to be done due to technical issues we had during the very talk on wednesday.

Besides that the response we had through the internet was immense! Up to now it looks like we had over 200 followers worldwide! Thank you all so much for you virtual accompany!

Last but not least please keep in mind that our next talk, following wednesday (8th June), will be at 8pm! And not like the last one at 7.30pm.

We’re all already looking forward to the day where it says “Welcome to our Kentenich Talk No 2”.

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Benedikt & Fr. Andrew Pastore


Say the Nicest Things

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers. That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual. Continue reading “Say the Nicest Things”


Holy Spirit Soul of My Soul

Flames of the Holy SpiritHoly Spirit Life of the World and Soul of my Soul

Our next celebration of Family Mass at the Shrine falls on Pentecost Sunday. As families we are invited into the ‘Upper Room’ to welcome the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out for our time. Our Pentecost reflects the needs of our time. On the one hand, our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI while in England encouraged us to take our place in the pubic square and bear witness to God in our lives. St John tells us: ‘Witness to Jesus is the spirit of prophecy’ (Rev 19:10). This is the experience of the original Pentecost and the challenge to break out from the enclave of our own fear and reach out to many who are searching for God in their lives.

On the other hand we are given the gift of unity through the Holy Spirit. St Luke shows the universality of this unity by listing the number of different peoples present at Pentecost – all of whom understood the word of the Apostles in their own language. But he also knows the Holy Spirit effects the unity within the family and within the individual. The Apostles were united with Mary, the Mother of the Lord in expectation of the Spirit and founded a new community in the birth of the Church through the coming of the Spirit. (to download text: Click here ) Continue reading “Holy Spirit Soul of My Soul”


Kentenich Talks – Garden of Mary – June

This coming June – 1st (7.30pm GMT), 8th (8pm GMT) and 15th(7.30pm GMT) Fr. Duncan will be introducing us to the theme of the Garden of Mary in this Year of the Father 2011. Here is what you can expect…

This year’s Kentenich Talks in June 2011 are about the “Garden of Mary” Vision – how it came about in Schoenstatt and its meaning for our spiritual lives today. The Garden of Mary is a symbol for a means of evangelisation, where the relationship to God and to each other becomes the platform for faith. It has a horizontal and vertical dimension.
The horizontal dimension is reflected in the symbolism of a garden that is full of every kind of tree, and flower, pathway and river. However, this great diversity does not diminish the unity of the Garden. The significance for living our faith today is that the Church is made up of very different and unique people, each bringing their own originality and talents, but together make up the one Body of Christ. Continue reading “Kentenich Talks – Garden of Mary – June”