The Schoenstatt Fathers need your help. Our formation, our daily life and apostolate, our projects depend on donors who make it possible for us to fulfill our mission.
The following is a sampling of special projects needing support. We have prepared a "shopping cart", so that you can express and specify exactly what your donation shall be used for. You can choose several purposes and exact amounts for each of them (multiples of 10 €), before you proceed to the online transfer order over the sum of your donations.
Our Institute is a tax-free non-profit association under the law of the Federal Republic of Germany (Reg. No. VR 2108 in the city court of Montabaur, Germany). If you have already supported us and would like to receive a receipt, please click here. Banking fees may apply, depending on the country you live in and the payment option you will choose in the next step (Paypal, Debit or Credit Card, Transfer, etc.).
We have ten formation houses in different parts of the world. There we prepare young men to be priests in the service of Schoenstatt and the Church. At the present, an average amount of $50,000 a year is needed to support each of our seminarians in formation till he is ordained a priest – a process that takes about ten years. Please help support the future of the Schoenstatt Fathers by making a donation to our formation fund.
When our fathers reach the end of active ministry and require medical assistance, we try to keep them integrated in our active communities as long as possible. In our houses, they are provided with the necessary professional care. But in some situations we have to place our elder in care homes. All this is made possible by the generosity of many friends and benefactors from several countries, who know that these fathers have spent their lives working as missionaries abroad, or serving Schoenstatt and the Church in their home countries. Please consider adding your support out of thankfulness for these Schoenstatt Fathers.
Across the world, Schoenstatt Fathers develop their apostolate in youth and family ministry, schools and social projects, parishes and other apostolic tasks. Depending on the countries or the concrete environment, some of these tasks are paid for, but many are not. For daily life, we depend on the generosity of our benefactors. Please consider supporting the everyday work of Schoenstatt Fathers in a country of your choice.
The Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, Germany, is where Father Josef Kentenich founded the Movement on 18 october 1914. Our Institute is the main responsible for the pastoral care and the maintenance of this pilgrimage place. So far it is not possible to finance the expenses at the Original Shrine only from the donations of the pilgrims who arrive there. Please consider supporting our work at the Original Shrine.
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The Birth House of Fr Joseph Kentenich in Gymnich, near Cologne, Germany, belongs to the Schoenstatt Fathers. It is a pilgrimage place for all those interested in knowing the origins of the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement. Our community is responsible, in cooperation with the local association "Förderverein Geburtshaus Pater Kentenich", to maintain the building and the site. Everything is prepared to receive groups of up to 50 people. In the future we hope to be able to acquire some more property in the neighborhood of the birth house. You can participate in this project through your donation.
Schoenstatt Fathers celebrate Holy Mass every day. The so called "stipendium" - a donation to the priest asking him to offer the mass for a special intention - is a long tradition in the Church and a wonderful way to unite prayer and your support to the daily life of our fathers. For us, it is an import part of our income, and we are always looking for people who wish to help in this way. Here you can donate one or more "stipendium" and indicate the intentions that the celebrating priest shall pray for. If you wish to indicate an intention in a more specific way, you can write an email to: email@example.com
(According to German laws, we are not allowed to issue donation receipts for Mass stipendiums.)