• Matrimonial Dialogue

    We seek mutual dialogue with our children and with God of Life and develop original costumes for our family.

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  • Our Community

    The evangelical counsels give direction to our lives, whereby our lifestyle as a married couple and family naturally differs from the celibate life of the religious orders. Our aim however, is the same, namely to live our life according to our vocation in the footsteps of Christ.

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  • Customs

    We create our own specific unique family and marriage culture where the natural and supernatural forms live side by side.

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  • Home Shrine

    We bear witness to a spiritual experience that God and the Blessed Mother are present in our home and are effective.

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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.