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 in the growing Schoenstatt Movement on 15 August 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,” Today, in the 21st century, the Schoenstatt Movement for girls and young women works in an age-specific way and the various activities are tailored to that.
In the age group from 9 years, it is particularly important to help to express ego strength. For teenagers it is about personality development and about getting to know and to love their own originality. Girls and young women will experience a community in which there is ample scope for questions about personal life plans, for the challenges of study and work, relationships and partnerships. With respect to options for younger people, everyone has the opportunity to engage with her talents, to grow beyond herself and to share responsibility. Youth committed to youth“, applies to the Movement for girls and young women. Also, the engagement in Church, politics and society sought after. The members also cooperate with the Schoenstatt Boys’ Movement in projects and missionary activities. Many events take place as weekend meetings, in holidays or in the form of regular group meetings. Whoever wants to participate is welcome-it is not necessary to complete a formal membership application.
The objective of the movement is to help the individual member in the development of a personal faith that is geared towards life and helps the member to live. 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 very 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 is about developing a sense of one’s dignity. In the life of every individual member should be revealed something of a woman’s true beauty and the power to form life and culture. For us this means: To be “Mary today”.
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