Branches in South Africa

In the Covenant we renew the world!

Father Joseph Kentenich founded the Family Movement in the concentration camp at Dachau in 1942. A large, international movement for families has developed out of this difficult beginning. The circumstances of the foundation show us that marriage partners and families have to be equipped to cope with a secularised time and surroundings. Father Kentenich’s life is our example, his directives a precious heritage. Read More

The Mothers Branch consists of Mother’s Union courses as well as several groups making up the Mother’s League. Read more

The Schoenstatt Women’s League offers a spiritual home for single women of all ages who are either working or studying. They live out their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother by striving for everyday holiness. This includes making time for prayer and participating in the sacraments, thereby drawing strength to live out their ideal of being living tabernacles. Read more …

The Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth was founded on August 15, 1931 in Germany and is now present in all continents, including Africa! In South Africa we are active in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban
In order to develop their identity, boys and girls need their own space, which they can grow. Youth needs a space that gives support and offers the possibility with their peers “to reflect” and to gain confidence! This is what the Schoenstatt girls youth offers! Read more …

This community is part of the world-wide Schoenstatt Movement. It consists of women who live their Marian apostolic consecration in the midst of the world, working in regular jobs in all fields of human activity, including education, health care, industry and commerce. They live their commitment to the evangelical counsels without making vows. Read more …

The community of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary was founded on 1st October 1926 by Fr. Joseph Kentenich in Germany. We are an Institute that lives a consecrated life, according to the evangelical counsels of the Church and Schoenstatt’s spirituality. The first Sisters arrived in South Africa in January 1934. Since then we have spread to all continents in 29 countries with vocations from 35 nations. Read more…

The Pilgrim Mother Campaign originated in Brazil in 1950. It was a Holy Year, during which Pope Pius XII declared the Dogma of Our Lady Queen assumed into heaven. Read more…