A Father-centred, “Patrocentric” Spirituality
In our relationship with Mary, she leads us to her Son and deepens our love for him. Because Christ and Mary are united as children of the Father in an outstanding way, they lead us to the Father.
Practical Faith in Divine Providence
In addition to the covenant of love, one of Schoenstatt’s most important messages for the world of today is practical faith in Divine Providence. This means that God the Father has a plan of love, wisdom, and omnipotence and that everything that takes place in our lives is part of this plan. We strive to believe and let ourselves experience this truth very deeply. Like children we go where the Father leads us, alert and ready to respond to his wish at every moment, after the example of Our Lady.
Father Kentenich - Our Spiritual Father
Father Kentenich had the pronounced mission to be a spiritual father for countless people, to embody the features of God the Father in his love, his mercy, his educative wisdom, and his faithfulness. Our deep, childlike relationship to our founder also secures our love for the heavenly Father.
Because we centre on Mary as our Mother and God as our Father, the goal of our striving is childlikeness. We follow Christ’s words: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).