The Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth
The Strength: Young Women with Each Other
The Schoenstatt Movement of Girls and Young Women offers girls and young women their own space in which to find and develop their identity. It was founded upon the ardent desire of young women for a place of their own in the growing Schoenstatt Movement on August 15, 1931, in Vallendar, Schoenstatt. From the beginning, this community has been characterized by a high degree of idealism and energy: “We start today, not tomorrow,”
Currently, in the 21st century, the Schoenstatt Movement for girls and young women works in an age-specific way; its various activities are planned accordingly.
For girls starting at age nine, it’s particularly important to help them express inner strength. For teenagers, our movement is concerned with personality development and learning to know and to love their own originality. Girls and young women experience a community in which there is ample scope for questioning regarding personal life plans, for the challenges of study and work, for relationships and partnerships. With respect to options for younger girls and young women, everyone has the opportunity to be engaged with her talents, to grow beyond themselves, and to share responsibility. “Youth committed to youth“ applies to the movement for girls and young women. In includes engagement in Church, politics, and society. The members also cooperate with the Schoenstatt Boys’ Movement in projects and missionary activities. Many events take place as weekend meetings, on holidays, or in the form of regular group meetings. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome – it’s not necessary to complete a formal membership application.
The objective of the movement is to help the individual member in the development of her personal faith, a faith that is geared towards life and helps the member to cherish and value her own life and life’s mission. This objective is achieved in the covenant of love with Mary, the Mother of God.
Girls' Power-"That Certain Something"
There is one symbol that has become important to the Schoenstatt Girls’ Youth Movement: the crown! Every girl wears an invisible crown: These are the words of Schoenstatt’s founder, Father Joseph Kentenich. It’s a matter of developing a sense of one’s dignity. In the life of every individual member, something of a woman’s true beauty and the power to form life and culture should be revealed. For us this means: Be Mary today.
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