Josefina Torres - Mount Schoenstatt Chapel - Helotes, TX
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N 29° 36.054 W 098° 41.360
14R E 530082 N 3274602
Quick Description: One of two stained glass windows inside of the Mount Schoenstatt Chapel located off of Scenic Loop Road in Helotes
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2019 12:49:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM10R29
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

The window features the image of Father Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, looking down upon a small shrine building. The scene is set in an equilateral triangle. The primary colors are purple and gold.
A small metallic plaque affixed to the left window sill reads:

In memory of
Josefina Torres
1/31/1925 - 12/26/1993
Donated by
Jose and Johnny Torres

About Father Kentenich

Father Joseph Kentenich was born in Gymnich near Cologne, Germany on November 18, 1885. He began his priestly life as a gifted teacher and educator in the Pallottine House of Studies in Schoenstatt, Vallendar. An extraordinary bond of trust developed between him and his students. They made his love for Mary their own and through his message learned to see her as a bridge leading to a deep, fervent love of God.

Alert to the signs of the time and listening attentively in order to perceive God’s will, Father Kentenich, together with a small group of students - entered into a covenant of love with Mary in the chapel (now known as the Original Shrine) at Schoenstatt. This was the beginning and the lasting foundation of today’s worldwide development of the Schoenstatt Movement.

In 1926, Father Kentenich founded our community, the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, to be the soul of the Schoenstatt Movement. He allowed himself to be guided by everything the Holy Spirit worked in the individuals and groups of our community. Our form of life, our structure, the values and goals of our institute——everything unfolded gradually from inspirations that Father Kentenich took up and creatively developed.

During his lifetime our founder identified himself with our sisters’ family to such a degree that he could say: “The family is my extended self.” We experience ever anew that our connection to him gives us creative strength and at the same time an authentic foundation for our being and mission. Throughout his life as founder, Father Kentenich gave his followers a deep experience of God’s fatherhood and led them into his own profound love for the Church. In this way he became a bridge for us toward a living relationship with the Triune God.

From the Mount Schoenstatt website.

As a place of grace, the shrine has the specific mission to be a spiritual home, place of inner renewal, and sending out for many. In communion with the Blessed Trinity and Mary, we strive to build a network of living shrines for America. With a great mission of renewal for Church and world, Schoenstatt works to rekindle the world in Christ through Mary.

The international Schoenstatt Movement was founded on October 18, 1914, by Father Joseph Kentenich in Schoenstatt near Vallendar on the Rhine in West Central Germany. The word Schoenstatt means “beautiful place.”

This and all Schoestatt Shrines provide a place of tranquility, peace and most of all our Mother Thrice Admirable who leads us to God. She offers the grace of a home in her Mother heart for everyone who seeks answers in the confusion and uncertainty of life.

Visitors are welcome to come and walk the grounds, enjoy the Mary garden and visit the Shrine. Mount Schoenstatt also includes a Religious Center that is used for workshops events for the Movement and local parish activities. In addition, there is a Religious gift shop for visitors. The “Cor Unum in Patre” is open daily.

Type of building where window is located: Church

17071 Low Road
Helotes, TX USA

Days of Operation: Sunday - Saturday

Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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