Schoenstatt Fathers Nigeria




We are very glad to have you on our page. This platform is an avenue for us to share our Identity, Life and Mission activities in Nigeria and around the world. We are also very happy to let you know that you can be our friend, partner, collaborator, and companion in the Covenant of Love with Christ through Mary in our efforts to accomplish the divine mandate God has given to our community through the hands of our Father and Founder, Fr. Joseph Kentenich.
Fr. Kingsley Kizito Okereke, ISch.
Delegate of the Superior


Our Mission & Vision

A Brief History

We are a community of Roman Catholic Priests whose primary mission is the priestly service of the International Schoenstatt Movement. Together with this movement we work towards the moral and religious renewal of the society and the mission of the Church.

About our Delegation

In the 1980s several Africans from different countries applied to join the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Germany. Each of them got a negative answer because it was impossible at that time for so many practical reasons. Above all, at this time the formation and everything was centralized in Germany.

Our Founder: Fr. JK

Schoenstatt is a Divine Initiative that came through the hands of Father Joseph Kentenich. Father Joseph Kentenich was born in Gymnich near Cologne, Germany, on November 16, 1885. As a youth, he recognized his calling to become a priest.

Our Spirituality

Our charism is majorly Marian, as our spiritual way of life as a community, we emphasize and encourage profound love of Mary, love of the Church, and love of the mission of Christ. The covenant of love with Mary in the Shrine is the fulcrum of our Marian spirituality. Our Marian spirituality is lived in three ways: covenant spirituality, instrument spirituality and everyday sanctity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to form a new man in a new society. And consequently bring about the renewal and transformation of the Church and the world through our covenant culture and the pedagogy of self-education inspired by our founder under the tutelage of the Blessed Mother Mary in the Shrine.

Join Us

Schoenstatt is a beautiful life for all asundery. You have a place amongst us and we shall be glad to have you. You can be part us either by Vocation or in affiliation as friend of Schoenstatt, Partner and collaborators. Please feel free to contact us. May God Bless you as you discern to join us. Amen

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Please Support Our Life and Mission Activities By a Donation

Thanks for your generosity. As we make good use of your donations, be assured that your intentions are remembered and prayed for in our daily Mass.

The Victory Shrine of Lady of Schoenstatt

The Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt serves the needs of it's pilgrims with the grace of feeling at Home, Inner transformation, and Aposolic Fruitfulness. Through Christ, Mary from the Shrine works Miracles of Graces. Visit Us today for your private or group Retreat, Counseling and Spiritual direction.

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