NIGERIA, Schoenstatt Fathers •
The desire to have a Schoenstatt Family Branch in Nigeria has been an age long aspiration for the local community of the Schoenstatt Fathers. The dream became a reality on the 12th of May 2021, when a group of five couples came together to begin the first Schoenstatt Family League group. These couples were later joined by two more couples, bringing the total number to seven. —
At this moment, the group is still at an introductory level. The intention is to build a close bond and intimacy among the spouses and foster community spirit among the group. The so-called “couple hour,” monthly meeting, quarterly retreat and family picnic are the programs drawn up for this educative and formative process.
The couples are fundamentally formed in the school of Mary and pedagogy of Fr. Joseph Kentenich, to be free and firm leader personalities, good and holy couples, responsible parents to their children, and Schoenstatt instruments at the service of the Church in Nigeria and Nigerian society.