Couples League

The Schoenstatt Family League was founded on July 16, 1942, in a concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. The Family League is part of the family movement along with the Family Federation and Family Institute.

The couples who belong to the Family League strive to build holy marriages. Through ongoing formation and inspiration, the couples are encouraged to form holy families within the Church, in the midst of our modern world. Living out of Schoenstatt’s spirituality: the covenant of love, everyday sanctity, and instrumentality, also helps the couples become reflections of the Holy Family of Nazareth. 

The Schoenstatt couples live their marriage covenant according to the teachings of the Church.

The Family League members see their own family as their first field of apostolate. 

Those who belong to the Family League may come together in smaller groups and meet each month to discuss the Schoenstatt spirituality, Catholic views on family and marriage, and how to live in everyday life the true vocation of marriage and family.

Weekend Retreats
Sursum Corda Couples Retreat 
Lift up your heart and renew your first love! 
Friday, February 16 at 7 PM – Sunday, February 18, at 1 PM 
Staff and Presenters: Fr. Mark Niehaus, Sr. M. Isabel Bracero,
Ed & Teri Sanchez, Tim & Darla Dietz
Friday night: Mass. Icebreaker. Introduction. Dive into retreat atmosphere.
Saturday: Talk. Testimonials. Confession. Silence. Couples Dialogue. Renewal of Marriage Vows.
Covenant Sunday program: 10 AM-Mass, 11 AM-Procession to the shrine, 12 PM-Lunch.
Schoenstatt Retreat Center ($450 per couple)
262-522-4300
 
 
Family Retreat
Lift up your heart and remain steadfast in love!  
Friday, September 20 at 7 PM – Sunday, September 22, at 1 PM 
Renewal of marriage vows. Reflections on the effects of our covenant with Mary and our love the Eucharist in the Domestic Church.
Schoenstatt Retreat Center ($450 per couple)
info@schoenstattfamiliesusa.org
262-522-4357
 
 
Family Retreat
Lift up your heart and remain steadfast in love!  
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM – Sunday, November 3, at 1 PM 
The retreat will include renewal of marriage vows as well as reflections on the effects of our covenant of love and our love the Eucharist in the Domestic Church.
Schoenstatt Retreat Center ($450 per couple)
info@schoenstattfamiliesusa.org
262-522-4357
 
 
Sursum Corda Adoration Hours for Families
Lift up your hearts and carry your cross with love!
Saturday, March 2 at 10 AM
Adoration. Praise and Worship. Confession. Catechesis. Fellowship.
Father Kentenich Hall, Schoenstatt Retreat Center
262-522-4300
 
 
Lift up your hearts and encounter our Lord!
Thursday, June 20 at 6 PM
Adoration. Praise and Worship. Confession. Catechesis. Fellowship.
Father Kentenich Hall, Schoenstatt Retreat Center
262-522-4300
 
 
Lift up your hearts and live out of faith!
Saturday, August 31
Adoration. Praise and Worship. Confession. Catechesis. Fellowship.
Father Kentenich Hall, Schoenstatt Retreat Center
262-522-4300
 
 
 
Lift up your hearts and renew the covenant!
Saturday, October 19
Adoration. Praise and Worship. Confession. Catechesis. Fellowship.
Father Kentenich Hall, Schoenstatt Retreat Center
262-522-4300
 
 
Ten Minutes at the Crib
for children of all ages
Saturday, December 28
Morning Session: 10 – 11 AM 
Afternoon Session: 2 – 3 PM
Pageant. Christmas Carrols. Fellowship.
Father Kentenich Hall at the Schoenstatt Retreat Center, Waukesha
262-522-4300
 
Family Day Retreats
DOME – Retreat Day for Families
Love for Mary and Love for the Eucharist
Saturday, August 3, 2 – 9 PM
Icebreaker. Conference and testimonial for adults. Games for children. Family Activity. Mass. Cookout.
Same takeaway for children and parents
Freewill donation.
info@schoenstattfamiliesusa.org
262-522-4300
 
Advent Reflection for Families
With Mary in Advent
Saturday, December 7, 3 – 5 PM  
Talk. Confession. Mass.
Freewill donation.
info@schoenstattfamiliesusa.org
262-522-4357
 
 
Ten Minutes at the Crib
for children of all ages
Saturday, December 28
Morning Session: 10 – 11 AM 
Afternoon Session: 2 – 3 PM
Pageant. Christmas Carrols. Fellowship.
Father Kentenich Hall at the Schoenstatt Retreat Center, Waukesha
262-522-4300

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