Human Hearts Need
God calls a movement of renewal into being...
The Mother of God draws us into a covenant of love...
To be her eyes, her ears, her hands, her heart...
A way of Marian nobility, purity, and generosity...
Where We Are
In the world, for the world, worldwide
Is God calling me to be his instrument?
News, Inspirations, & Events
Pause to ponder… a help in our vocation search
On July 8 and 9, 2023, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our Schoenstatt shrine in La Victoria, Dominican Republic.
Fran Barbé’s testimony about her visit to Wisconsin.
This summer, seven young women from Latin America participated in an unforgettable experience at our International Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
World Youth Day pilgrims visited our Mother House in Schoenstatt, Germany!
On July 20, 19 young women and two of our sisters set out on a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023!
Who We Are
The Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary is a community of consecrated women founded in Germany in 1926 by Father Joseph Kentenich. We serve the mission of his original foundation, the Schoenstatt Movement, a Marian and apostolic movement in the Roman Catholic Church. Collaborating with the other Schoenstatt communities in the moral and spiritual renewal of society, we place special emphasis on the Marian formation of girls, women, and families. Our source of life is the covenant of love with our Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt. United with her and following her example, we surrender ourselves undividedly to Christ in a life of poverty, virginity, and obedience.