The Goal of our Mission - Marian Formation of the World in Christ
Schoenstatt’s goal is the Marian formation of the world in Christ. We want to lead the world back to Christ and the Father through the Blessed Mother. Through the covenant of love, we want to create and foster a Marian culture in our world, a culture of Marian love for God, Marian faithfulness, Marian nobility, Marian freedom and generosity and Marian purity. We want to help Our Lady from her shrine to form new people in a new community, people who are free, firm, and strong and whose inner being reflects that of Our Lady, the Immaculate one! We want to give the world a “Marian face.”
The Personal Mission entrusted to our Father
This God-given mission was first entrusted to our father and founder who then founded his Schoenstatt communities. He compared himself with St. Paul who, according to Father Kentenich, had the task to proclaim Christ to the world, while he had the task to proclaim Mary to the world. Through his practical faith in Divine Providence Father Kentneich realized he could only fulfill his task in life by leading all those entrusted to him into the heart of the Blessed Mother. His own life experience gave him the conviction that uniting with Mary in the covenant of love we live our baptismal covenant to the fullest. His mission, leading many into the heart of Mary, has become our mission!