The Covenant of Love

Schoenstatt’s core process: A new beginning in faith

On 18 October 1914 Fr Kentenich and some young men preparing to become priests ask the Blessed Mother to actively show herself from a small shrine in the town of Schoenstatt and to win many people for Christ. For this they offered Mary their intense prayer and committed acts of love and offerings. They lived a covenant of love with Mary: „Nothing without you. – Nothing without us“.
In the course of time it became clear that Mary took their request seriously and fulfiled it: Many people find God anew or more deeply through their relationship with her and commit themselves apostolic to others.

Since 18 October 1914, people from all continents have joined this covenant. They experience it as motivation and help to live actively out of their baptismal covenant and to work on the renewal of society from the world of values of the Christian faith.

„For us, the Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother – as it has become and is historically effective – is a profound renewal, consolidation and safeguarding of the Baptismal Covenant, that is, the Covenant with Christ and the Triune God.“  
J. Kentenich

Marian Consecration

Prayer for the daily renewal of the Covenant of Love

My Queen, my Mother,
I give myself entirely to you;
and to show you my devotion to you,
I consecrate to you this day,
my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my entire self without reserve.
As I am your own, my good Mother,
guard me and protect me
as your property and pocession.
(P. Zucchi)

The Covenant of Love – a path for you also?

If you would like to seal the Covenant of Love with the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt, please feel free to contact us. We can offer you more information and, if you wish, a Covenant of Love seminar.

The Covenant Book – Document of the New Beginning

Whoever wishes to do so can enter their name and the date of their Covenant of Love in the Covenant Book. This book is brought into the Original Shrine on the 18th of each month. It stands for the many people who have joined in the core process of 18 October 1914 and – united together – are shaping their lives from it.