Schoenstatt Federation Priests
Unity in Diversity from the Beginning
The Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation is the first of the Schoenstatt communities. Its beginnings lie in the foundation of the Apostolic Federation in 1919. Exactly 100 years later, on August 20, 2019, its International Extension officially took place. Today, it is represented by 260 priests in 15 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.
Freedom and generosity are characteristic of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation. It is in this spirit that the federation priest lives the evangelical counsels and his apostolate in the community of confreres. The Priests’ Federation does not have superiors in the legal sense and is structured nationally and federatively throughout the world.
The experience of an international community broadens our view of the diversity of the worldwide Church and of the priestly ministry. This experience is our encouragement and commitment to live and promote unity in diversity.