Our Mission for the Schoenstatt Movement
As a Sisters’ community, we were founded, together with the other institutes and federations of Schoenstatt, to be the soul of the Schoenstatt Movement. This means that our main task is to help inspire, form and give life to the Schoenstatt Work, to help preserve and pass on the mission of Schoenstatt.
We do this in a number of practical ways:
Prayer and Sacrifice
It belongs to our mission to pray and sacrifice for the fruitfulness of the whole Schoenstatt Work. The Adoration Sisters, the contemplative branch of our community, are especially responsible for this sacred task.
Education and Formation of Girls, Women, and Families
Our specific mission as Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary is to work in the Marian education and formation of girls, women, and families. We do this in particular through our direct educational work by conducting group meetings, retreats, days of reflection and other experiences of faith in and around our shrines. We also help to train leaders of the Movement.
Wherever the Blessed Mother chooses a place for her special activity of grace from the Schoenstatt Shrine, she also creates centers of education and renewal. Our sisters help to staff these centers which serve as a natural and supernatural home for retreat participants and all Schoenstatt members.