Schoenstatt On The Lake


The Schoenstatt Family League was founded on July 16, 1942, in a concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. The Family League is one part of the family movement along with the Family Federation and Family Institute.
As families within the branch of the Family League, the couples strive first to build holy marriages, for the marriage is the pillar of the family. Couples are encouraged to faithfully follow the hierarchy in marriage—God, spouse, children, work—and in this way become holy couples who then form holy families which lead to a holy Church and world. To secure this hierarchy in our very busy society, the couples set aside a time each week for each other to deepen their love, their faithfulness to each other, and to work out any difficulties that may have arisen. Living out of Schoenstatt's spirituality—the Covenant of Love, everyday sanctity, and instrumentality—also helps the couple to reflect Mary and Joseph within their "Nazareth" family.
Here in Minnesota those who belong to the Family League frequently join together in smaller groups to discuss the Schoenstatt spirituality, Catholic views of family and marriage, and how to live in everyday life the true vocation of marriage and family. They also have the opportunities to take part in retreats and family events offered at Schoenstatt on the Lake.