Welcome to the
Schoenstatt Institute of Families
God is love.
He created each person according to His image and called them to love.
Our answer to this call is through marriage.
We are a community of Catholic couples whose lifestyle is based on the faith that Christ is present within our marriage. As a couple and a family, we want to be happy and like Mary, our Mother, belong completely to God within this world, through our normal everyday way of life. We go our way with Mary in the covenant.
- We see God in our partner, in our children in all whom we meet. Our life with and for each other is at the same time in the service of God.
- Our married life is complete and covers all human levels.
- We live our faith and pass it on by being a family, a living cell.
As the Church in miniature, a Domestic Church, we can contribute towards the renewal of family life, the Church and society. Father Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968) founded our community and presented it at the service of the Church as a Secular Institute of Married Couples.