Posted On 31. July 2019 In Covenant Life

New Government of the Secular Institute of Our Lady of Schoenstatt


On Monday, 29 July 2019 the General Congress of the Institute of Our Lady of Schoenstattm which is meeting in Haus Regina, elected a new government. –


Superior General: Dr Gertrud Pollak (Germany), Ordinary Director (retd)

Spiritual Director: Fr José Melo (Portugal) Current Movement Leader

General Course Mother: Birgitt Winter (Germany), Translator

General Assistants:

Andrea Musalem (Chile), Psychologist and Theologian

Jutta Klein (Germany), Parish Officer

Myriam de Soto (Spain), Artist


Sincere congratulations, prayers and contributions to the capital of grace to the new leaders and the whole Institute of Our Lady of Schoenstatt.

More information and a photo of the new leaders will follow at the end of the week!


Frauen von Schönstatt

Dr. Gertrud Pollak

Secular Institute of Our Lady of Schoenstatt

“Our place is on the streets … We walk in the midst [of life]”, is how Fr Joseph Kentenich, the founder, expressed what he wanted with the Secular Institute of Our Lady of Schoenstatt: A life consecrated to God according to the Evangelical Councils – in the midst of a globalised and extensively secularised society. The members remain in their occupations. There they commit themselves to co-operate, in the strength of their consecration to God, to set a Christian stamp on the world around them. Like Mary they want to help Christ in his work of redemption today. They make their daily lives the content of their prayer, and attempt to permeate the world with Christ’s Spirit and attach it to God. The spiritual life and commitment to the apostolate depend on and complement each other. (


Original: German, 30.07.2019. Translation: Mary Cole, Manchester, England

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