With greetings from a snow-covered cabin after construction days in Urfeld by the Walchensee


Snow falls softly,

still and frozen lies – “hold on!”

the lake is seething and billowing,

Christmas? Lights, decorations – yes.

Other than that, old, gray walls – inhospitable.


In the hearts ... – what exactly?


Unremarkable, unspectacular, mundane

as with the shepherds out in the fields – transformation.

Wall, by closet, by lamp, by stitch,

life enters into house and heart.


We heros – No. 5

... still need to chop this off quickly


We heroes – No. 4

... the sky is so blue


We heroes – No. 3

... really making headway here


We heroes – No. 2

... can’t see any problems here


We heroes – No. 1

... another obstacle – can’t go on here either


Put to use

with greetings from a cabin after construction days in Urfeld by the Walchensee


Put to use


the screwdriver screws

the paintbrush brushes

the scissors and scythe cut

the rake rakes


look there – what’s coming to life


bright wide space

gently nestling meadows

between emerald green and gray

arriving and lingering


the screwdriver screws

the paintbrush brushes

the construction plan long conceived

by master hands



happily put to use


a rebuilding

the turning of screws

the mowing of meadows

the raking of hay


Who we are

Human beings are thoughts of God, so to speak, which he releases into the space-time and thereby gives them an existence, which in a way makes them ‘independent’ from him. They develop a life of their own.

Since at one point we were thoughts of God, we have something in us that doesn’t exactly force us, but enables us to remain his thoughts in a way, to always become new, or something like that. It remains our freedom how we live.

A life completed in faith (in other words, a life that returns to the memoria of God from the space-time) would then be something like a thought that God was able to finish.

When a person dies in abandonment of God it’s like he himself finishes this thought of God, which he used to be.

This also comes my way in psalm 90, where it says: “Every year you sow the people” and “You turn humans back into dust, saying ‘Return you children of Adam!’” anm

Urfeld Evenings · with video clip

“Christianity is possible in every moment yet.” Nietzsche said. Sören Kierkegaard noted that Christianity is at least not completely abolished yet. “What, however, is abolished and forgotten, is being a Christian, and what it means to be a Christian.”

What does it mean to be a Christian? This question animates some trace-seekers to meet time and time again at the lake Walchensee, for “Urfeld Evenings“ with Prof. Ludwig Weimer.

Video clip “Urfeld Evenings”

A family book about First Communion | third edition appeared in January 2018

The two authors of this book, Christl Keller and Heide Stöhr-Zehetbauer, are part of the Catholic Integrated Community (KIG). They gained experience with scriptural tuition, service preparation and introduction to the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist during a lot of years in the KIG and several parishes.

During that time a collection of especially established texts and images emerged. Trying to pool all those gathered experience in a book was the next natural step. Basically, the book grew out of mutually realising how contemporary the scriptural stories and the holy sacraments are.

The book can be purchased in bookstores or directly at the publisher Verlag Neue Stadt. The publisher offers an extract on its website.

From Gerhard Lohfink's accompanying notes

During the last decades, people have thought about the best way to prepare children for First Communion. Is it useful to bake bread with them to make them understand the bread of Eucharist? Should they create a Communion candle or rehearse a play with biblical background? The most important thing for children is to get to know the Bible's texts and learn to enjoy them. Since many years, Christl Keller and Heide Stöhr-Zehetbauer have gained a lot of experience during textual work with children. They prepared children for First Communion. From this experience they created the book at hand. I think it is excellent. It prepares biblically and therefore appropriately for First Communion.