Women with Responsibilities for Society and Church.
The Schoenstatt Academics are a circle of women, who are active in a variety of academic professions. They work in large industrial enterprises and in small firms, in medical institutions, in schools, but also in administration or in the ecclesiastical area. They represent various spheres of life, married or single, widowed or divorced. They are united to each other by their task as Christians, in professions and society, to act in a responsible and independent way and to make decisions based on Christian values.
Basing their lives on Christian values and the educational principles of the Schoenstatt spirituality, they seek to master and influence professional everyday life today with its constraints of specialization and the challenges of a society that endangers the holistic existence of a person by its constantly increasing complexity motivated by acceleration and optimization of performance. The academics are convinced that God still offers his covenant to our time. They find an answer by their endeavour to live this covenant with Mary, which has become their supporting foundation and an everyday reality.
The circle of Schoenstatt Academics regards it as their special task to cooperate in the spirit of the founder, Father Kentenich, for the building up of a new Christian culture and order of society:
- by a constructive dialogue with the trends of the time
- by an open reflection on what is happening in world and church
- by their engagement in various projects, particularly in Burundi.