First Women in Schoenstatt

Sister Mirjam Bleyle

First Women in Schoenstatt: Sister Mirjam Bleyle (1898-1981)

Part 1

In this reflection we look at the conference given by Sister Mirjam Bleyle, who joined Schoenstatt in 1923.

Part 2

In this continuation Sister Miriam Bleyle shows three more qualities of our founder from the time he was the director of the Apostolic
Movement of Schoenstatt: his teaching, his spirit of prayer, and his drive to
conquer the world.

Emilie Engel

First Women in Schoenstatt: Emilie Engel (1893-1955)


Father Kentenich said: If the Apostolic Movement [of Schoenstatt] should become a
world-embracing apostolic work, then women may not be missing.

Gertraud von Bullion

First Women in Schoenstatt -Gertraud von Bullion (1891-1930)

The year 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of women officially joining Schoenstatt for
the first time. What was the situation like in Germany in 1920, less than two years after the end of the First World War?