What is Schoenstatt Link?

by jeff Posted 5 years ago


After almost 3 years, we're proud to announce the formal launch of Schoenstatt Link. For a while several parts have been functional, but I believe we've gotten the point where it can grow on its own.

What is Schoenstatt Link?

Schoenstatt Link is an attempt to create a complete reference on Fr. Kentenich bibliography, shrines around the world and officially released Fr. Kentenich texts. It's collaborative structure invites all to assist in filling in missing information and works to provide a space to encourage communication within the Schoenstatt Movement.

Who's behind Schoenstatt Link?

The site started at the request of the General Presidium to create a simple contacts database for internal use. This later became a platform for other projects that could be of service to the Schoenstatt Community. The creator and principal maintainer is Jeff Roedel (the author of this blog post), a seminarian belonging to the Schoenstatt Fathers' community, though this was only be possible through the help of many other members of our Schoenstatt Family. While this began as an initiative from within the Schoenstatt Fathers' community, I hope that other communities and lay persons can take greater leadership. Currently, I'm in my last year of formation and after ordination (God-willing!), I won't have much time to dedicate to the programming. Please let me know if anyone knows any Catholic programmers!

Project status and next steps

Shrine API (Application Programming Interface, programmer talk)

There's a group of guys from Brasil wanting to put together an Android app for cell phones to help facilitate pilgrimages. For this, we made a new API for anyone looking to do similar projects. Check it out!

Pre-launch to-do list