The family that prays together stays together. Fr. Patrick Peyton, Roman Catholic Family Rosary Crusade
September is a month of celebration of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a Mother of God, we should honor, adore and give praise because Jesus also honors her. She also help us to strengthen our faith by guiding us the path towards God with suffer and comfort. We should love and be thankful to her because she loves us as she loves his Son, Jesus Christ.
A Roman Catholic Jens Nowotny has a strong devotion to Mama Mary. His first-born child was named Mia, a Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of Maria. Since he was a player of Bayer Leverkusen 04 and lived near Cologne, Cologne Cathedral is one of his churches where the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of its patrons.
Our Lady of Fatima
Jen's life is very prophetic especially in the field of football. His last appearance as a footballer in Dinamo Zagreb (blue is the color of its jersey and the color of the Virgin Mary) does not mean an end of his role in football. God has a greater plan for him by changing him another path. However, he will experience many trials including his life as a prerequisite of success of his job, service and mission in football but he has a strong integrity.
Most of the avid devotees of the Our Lady of Fatima die on the first Saturday of the month because it is a day of Our Lady aside from the 13th day of May and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
He played at the FIFA World Cup once in his whole life as a footballer with the competitor of his team: PORTUGAL
A Prayer to Mother for Jens Nowotny
Our Loving Mother, In his enjoyable comfort and inevitable suffer, In his glorious success and unexpected failure in his field of football since the time of his childhood, help him in guiding and lead him his way to God through Jesus Christ.
Love and treat him as your child as you love and treat your Son, Jesus; Help him to open his humble heart to get closer to God and have strong faith by showing a sign that he feels he is loved and not neglected and his fall and failures are overcome to continue his mission; Love also his family as you love your family with St. Joseph and Jesus; Help them also to live with happy life and have well-disciplined and educated children; Enjoy listening their prayer that honors God and you and send the graces to them as a reward from God.
Recommend him to be the instrument of God.Amen
Hail Mary, full of grace, our Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.
Gegrüßet seist du, Maria, voll der Gnade, der Herr ist mit dir. Du bist gebenedeit unter den Frauen, und gebenedeit ist die Frucht deines Leibes, Jesus. Heilige Maria, Mutter Gottes, bitte für uns Sünder jetzt und in der Stunde unseres Todes. Amen
Aba Ginoong Maria, napupuno ka ng grasiya, Ang Panginoong Diyos ay sumasaiyo. Bukod kang pinagpala sa babaeng lahat At pinagpala rin naman ang anak mong si Hesus. Santa Maria, Ina ng Diyos Ipanalangin mo kaming makasalanan Ngayon at kung kami'y mamamatay. Amen
Nowotny is the German spelling of the common Czech surname Novotny, also widespread in Austria and Germany. Novotny, however, is derived from Slavic novy which means "new"; originally a name for someone who was new to a village.
People with this surname:
Chris Nowotny - (1928 - 1989), a German photographer Christa Maria Manley (née Nowotny) - mother of Princess Alexandra of Denmark Eva Nowotny (1944- ) - Austrian professor and ambassador Ewald Nowotny (1944- ) - Austrian economist and politician Helga Nowotny - Austrian sociologist Jens Nowotny (1974- ) - German football (soccer) player Karl Anton Nowotny (1904–1978), Austrian ethnographer, academic and Mesoamericanist scholar Stanley "Stan Robert Nowotny - (?), an Australian football player Walter Nowotny (1920-1944), German fighter pilot, Luftwaffe ace during World War II
His name Jens, a Scandinavian origin, is a Danish form of JOHN which is derived from Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "Yahweh is gracious".
This name owes its popularity to two New Testament characters, both highly revered saints. The first was John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic who baptized at the Jordan Riverand was considered the forerunner of Jesus Christ. The second was the apostle John, who was long-lived apostle and loved by Christ. He also supposedly the author of the fourth Gospel and Revelation.
"I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall never be hungry, and those who believes in me shall never be thirsty."
Jens Nowotny, a Roman Catholic, have been a lay person before his time of his career as a professional footballer. Although he was a captain of Bayer Leverkusen 04, he attends Holy Mass (perhaps at the Cologne Cathedral) together with his family and we know he is the busiest player because of his position on that German club. Indeed, his wife is a very religious person. He encourages his co-players to give time to God like praying, reading the Bible and attending the Holy Mass. Even at Zagreb, Croatia, he never neglects to attenc when he became a part of Dinamo Zagreb. Perhaps, he had seen the young people participating the Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth organized by Taizé Community last 2006 at that place. Most of the participants are from the youth. When it comes to interview, he also uses biblical passage as his reference for sharing a moral lessons.
Even he is retired from his career, he is still serving God. He is still an active lay person by means of sharing his knowledge on football to make the people happy especially from the youth and promote peace and order.
Jens had knee injuries many times when he was playing with Bayer Leverkusen 04 and even Dinamo Zagreb. For me, he is one of the luckiest persons in the whole world because God really loves and never leaves him as a child. Many footballers and other sportsmen who have no time and even forget to attend for worship according to their religion because of their spending most of their time with their career feel or notice themselves they haven't received any consequence from and no fear of God and what will happen to themselves if they neglect their duties and responsibilities with their faith especially those who commit the glory of their career and with their championships. Moreover, God gave that kind of consequence for his mistakes in his career as a professional footballer rather than the heaviest punishment or ultimatum be given to the person who doesn't encounter any consequences while they were living in this world.
God has a big plan for him more than from his previous career in the future in the field of the sports of football.
Since I watched the FIFA World Cup 2002 which was held in Japan (together with South Korea) because they reached the final game for championship with Brazil, Germany national football team have become my favorite team though Filipinos are apathetic with this kind of sports. Hence, at that year, I opened the official website of this grandiose event to see the team again and know its player; surmising the profiles and details of theirs. Until I see the image at the left that is something unusual, a strong impact of Nowotny's image strike to me because of his sacrosanct smile. I become curious with his image a its start because of these reasons: something with kingship, something priestly, something prophetic.
Kingship He looks as a courageous, brave, tough person. I think that he has iron fist and his commandment is a law. He has a sense of strong authority for me. Don't make aggressive, subversive, drastic altercations on him because he has a gun.
Priestly As a footballer, he uses football to promote peace, order, morality and values of the life of the person. He does something to make the people happy especially the kids by letting himself to play with football. He loves to share all his knowledge in football.
As my first time to see his image, he looks like very religious person. He looks like a priest, or monk or even a saint. He, a Roman Catholic, also looks for me an active lay person of the Church. Furthermore, his wife, Michaela, is a very religious person.
Prophetic I don't think on him a clairvoyant. However, their is something related with his career. The end of his career is a beginning of his new role in football. Football never drops him and he is not really fed up with that kind of sports. But, for me, he will have a great role become one of the most repsected person in the field of football in the future.
Insomuch that he is very good speaker and very passionate with the kids and youth, he is also good teacher for me. Moreover, for me, he looks like a professor or faculty member of the reputable university.
Weight 87 kg. (191.4 lbs.) Career Playing position Defender
Youth 1979–1985 SV Spielberg 1985–1990 Germania Friedrichstal 1990–1991 Karlsruher Senior 1991–1996 Karlsruher 1996–2006 Bayer Leverkusen 2006 Dinamo Zagreb National Team 1994–1996 Germany (U-21) 1997–2006 Germany
Story of His Career
Jens Nowotny (born January 11, 1974 in Malsch) is a retired German footballer, who played as a central defender.
Played in nearly 300 official games with Bayer Leverkusen in one full decade, helping it reach the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final. Internationally, he appeared for Germany in one FIFA World Cup and two UEFA European Football Championships, gaining nearly 50 caps.
Club career Germany
After playing youth football for two clubs, Nowotny finished his formation with Karlsruher SC. He made his first team - and first division - on 2 May 1992, playing the entire 1–0 win at Hamburger SV, and finished the season, in the starting eleven, as the club collected three wins in four matches (three goals conceded) and finished in eighth position.
Still not in his 20's, Nowotny became a defensive mainstay for Karlsruher. On April 10, 1993, he netted a brace for the club in only ten minutes, in a 2–2 draw at VfL Bochum, and went on to collect nearly 150 official appearances during his spell, including four in the 1993–94 UEFA Cup.
Aged 22, Nowotny signed for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, making his league debut on August 21, 1996, a 3–1 away success against MSV Duisburg. A undisputed first-choice from the start, he appeared in 32 matches in his first season, as the club finished in second place, trailing FC Bayern Munich by two points; he continued to appear regularly during his stay, often forming an efficient defensive partnership with Carsten Ramelow.
On October 30, 1998, Nowotny scored his first league goal for Leverkusen, in a 8–2 home demolition of Borussia Mönchengladbach. Additionally, he appeared in 16 games in the club's 2001–02 UEFA Champions League runner-up run; however, he was greatly missed in the following season's league campaign, only appearing once as the club finished in 15th position, narrowly escaping relegation, and having the fourth-worse defensive record in the league, at 56 goals conceded.
On September 28, 2004, Nowotny scored his first and only Champions League goal, in Bayer's 4–2 defeat at FC Dynamo Kyiv. He left the club in the 2006 summer, with more than 300 official appearances in 10 years.
On July 18, 2006, 32-year old Nowotny agreed to sign a three-year contract with Croatian League champions NK Dinamo Zagreb. He made his debut for Dinamo on July 29, against NK Slaven Belupo, in the first domestic league match of 2006–07, and also appeared in the club's Champions League qualifying round against Arsenal - the English had tried to sign him in the past- a 0–3 home defeat.
On August 19, 2006, Nowotny got injured during Dinamo's home match against NK Međimurje, a 4–1 win. Even though he was not fully healed and had played all 90 minutes for Germany in a friendly match only three days earlier, he asked to play because his wife and children came to Zagreb to watch him. Coach Josip Kuže, as he later admitted, had his doubts about Nowotny's decision to play; he also had thoughts to substitute him by the end of the match, but changed his mind because of the fans, who had accepted Nowotny with acclamation. After the match, his injury became more serious, and needed surgery, and a one-month layoff (he missed both legs of the side's 2–5 aggregate loss against AJ Auxerre, for the UEFA Cup).
Eventually, on 22 January 2007, Nowotny announced his retirement from football, not being able to fully recover. He said: "To think I may have to wait another 10 months through physiotherapy and returning to training - this is enough.", said the 33-year-old.
Nowotny made his debut for the German national team on April 30, 1997, in a 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ukraine played in Bremen, replacing striker Fredi Bobic after 15 minutes.
He was subsequently part of the squads at two UEFA European Football Championships, 2000 and 2004, totalling five appearances in two group stage exits; he missed the 2002 World Cup due to a serious injury.
Nowotny was then picked for the 2006 World Cup in his country, after two years of absence from international football. However, the experienced stopper spent the whole tournament as backup to younger Christoph Metzelder and Per Mertesacker, only playing in the third-place play-off against Portugal (3–1 win), as stand-in for the injured Mertesacker. In total he won 48 caps Germany, scoring his only goal in a friendly match, a 7–0 victory over Malta on May 27, 2004.
Honours Club - UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2001–02 - German Cup: Runner-up 2001–02
A Farewell Tribute for JENS NOWOTNY as a Footballer
JENS NOWOTNY, Forever
EURO 2008 - Calli trifft... Jens Nowotny
Abschiedsspiel Jens Nowotny in Karlsruhe
The Life of JENS NOWOTNY as Footballer
Jens NOWOTNY defense skills
Die Traumelf von Jens Nowotny
Interview Jens Nowotny, Tag der Legenden 2011