The Schoenstatt Men’s Federation
Shaping the earth – living in daily life out of faith!
The Schoenstatt Men’s Federation is a long-term lay community of married and single men. The way of life of the Apostolic Federal communities was initiated in Hoerde (Dortmund; Germany) in 1919. From that arose the Schoenstatt Men’s Federation.
As an Apostolic Federal Community, the members are called to engage themselves, as leading personalities in the service of and profession but his personal engagement in profession, Church, parish, is in service of Schoenstatt.
The central elements of the community are the religious, communal and apostolic character of its members. The calling to the Men’s Federation includes the endeavour to be children of God and to be fathers to other people, in the family as well as in everyday life. The spirit of the times
and the changing life situations are constantly considered and answers are sought in the pronouncements of our Father and Founder.
The members of the Men’s Federation, by joining, constitute a community for life, which is referred to as a course. They remain in lively contact with each other through regional groups that meet monthly. There are currently Men’s Federations in Germany, Switzerland, Chile, and Argentine.