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We are blessed by the spiritual guidance and support of the Schoenstatt Movement of Austin. Classes and family activities are imbued with the movement’s Catholic, Marian spirituality.

Schoenstatt families started Annunciation Austin in 2003. Learn more about the Schoenstatt Movement of Austin here and about the educational philosophy of Schoenstatt here.

mother_thrice_admirable_clearOur students and their families are active members of their home parishes throughout the Austin area. Parents may attend regular discussions conducted by the Schoenstatt Fathers and other Schoenstatt educators. Together, our classes and family activities are designed to promote the entire family’s spiritual formation.

A STATEMENT FROM OUR PRIESTS, THE SCHOENSTATT FATHERS

Welcome to Annunciation Austin. This homeschooling apostolate strives for the high ideals of the Catholic Church. It is also inspired by the educational wisdom and spiritual practices of the Schoenstatt Movement, a movement of renewal in the Catholic Church which has the approval of the Diocese of Austin.

The Church understands the family is the first place of education, flowing from the parents’ life in Christ through the sacrament of marriage (cf. Vatican II, Declaration on Christian Education, No. 3). Through a community of families, learning, and mutual support, Annunciation Austin strives to realize the family atmosphere needed to do this, and to foster the spiritual growth parents need in order to live more and more from the grace of the marriage covenant.

Annunciation Austin was born in the Austin Schoenstatt Movement and since 2006, we the Schoenstatt Fathers, (the priest community that coordinates and motivates the broader Schoenstatt Movement) have supported this endeavor. Membership in the Schoenstatt Movement is not required for families joining Annunciation, but they are most welcome to do so. The pedagogy of Fr. Joseph Kentenich, the founder of Schoenstatt, lies at the foundation of the principles and practice of the school. We encourage parents and teachers to know his insights better, which are especially applicable in facing today’s challenges in education.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 262-409-3163.

Your Schoenstatt Fathers,

Fr. Mark Niehaus
Fr. Raimundo Costa
225 Addie Roy Road
Austin, TX 78746