An Artist for the Church
"Best practice": Csaba Ozsvári
The Hungarian Schoenstatt Family remembers many great people from their own ranks who lived a holy life. One of them is Csaba Ozsvári (1963-2009), silversmith for ecclesiastical art, husband and father of five children. Humanly speaking, he was called home far too early. We feel that God chose him, that his life and his life’s work should be known in wider circles. In the sense of “best practice”, he can thus give orientation and guidance especially to married couples.
Csaba Ozsvári died completely unexpectedly at the age of 46 years at the Schoenstatt Center in Óbudavár, Hungary, next to the Shrine after the Mass, where he gave God Blank Check in the Covenant of Love. His life has found its “fulfillment” in a certain way through this event. For his Schoenstatt community this is like a seal on his life. As an artist, he has often expressed that he wants to serve and work for God exclusively.
In the Hungarian Schoenstatt Shrine there is a Unity Cross, which is his work. One of his most famous works is a missal for Pope John Paul II, which has since been used by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis at the greatest celebrations. As a layman he loved the Church with all his heart. Many of his works, born in the depths of his heart, are internationally known. They reflect his authentic and deeply religious life and have become a message. One of his heart’s concerns was prayer for the priests, whom he deeply respected and supported with all his strength. We ask you to pray with us that we may correctly recognize the signs of God and – if it is in God’s plan – that the beatification process for Csaba Ozsvári may be opened.