Mothers are the heart of the home. Our Founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, realized that all Mothers have both a special charism and a special obligation to family, to the Church and the world.
Under the protection and guidance of the Blessed Mother, mothers learn about and grow more fully into their mission as the heart of their family with the Blessed Mother as their model.
With the guidance of a lay leader, mothers meet monthly in small group meetings seeking a deeper attachment with Mary, who ultimately leads all of her children to the Triune God. The group learns and discusses the Marian lifestyle within the Schoenstatt spirituality. They prepare to seal the Covenant of Love in the shrine with the Blessed Mother, under the title of Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt. Retreats at the Shrine in Lamar and days of recollection and events are sponsored by the Mothers’ League each year to help mothers deepen their spirituality.
North Texas Schoenstatt Mothers serve in a variety of roles in their parishes: They are in the Pro-life ministry, they serve as Eucharistic Ministers, they teach adult and children’s’ religious education, they serve on the Parish counsel, they are Catholic Daughters of America. To all these ministries, they bring Mary, in service to the Church.
The Monstrance is the symbol of the mothers’ branch. The ideal of the Schoenstatt mother is to be like Mary, the Living Monstrance, who is Christ-bearer, Christ-bringer and Christ-server. The ultimate goal of the Mothers is to be another Mary to their families, to their Parishes, and to the world.
The Mothers’ branch is open to all mothers and grandmothers of any age.
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