What is Schoenstatt? Do I have to be in Schoenstatt to attend the retreat?

Schoenstatt is an international Catholic lay apostolic movement, founded in 1914 in Germany. Click here for more info!

BEHOLD – You know my heart! is a retreat sponsored by the Schoenstatt Young Women’s branch and takes place at the Schoenstatt Retreat Center at Lamar in Rockport, Texas, but is for any woman interested in growing in her faith together with others in a faith-filled community of likeminded individuals. Anyone is welcome to attend!

Is this a silent retreat?

BEHOLD retreats seek to provide a harmonious atmosphere, balanced between times of silence, prayer, talks, and fellowship. Therefore, while there will be times of silence included, community is also an essential part of the BEHOLD experience.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We take Venmo, PayPal, checks, and cash. We do ask for a non-refundable $50 deposit. The balance may be paid at the same time or upon arriving at the retreat.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

We will not let money come in the way of anyone attending the retreat! We will be happy to work out partial and full scholarships for those in need. Please include this request in your registration form and/or reach out to us at

As a non-profit, we survive on generous donations from friends and benefactors. Therefore, if you or someone you know is capable of contributing towards our expenses and/or scholarship funds, we appreciate any contribution! Thank you!

Is BEHOLD a one-time deal? If I miss the retreat, is there any other way I can find out more?

If God allows it, BEHOLD can become your new annual retreat option! Each year will center on a new but equally applicable topic for your spiritual journey. For those who are interested, there are also options for small groups and other events/programming throughout the year. Just let us know if you are unable to attend the retreat but interested in more information.

What is the best way to prepare for the retreat?

Ask Our Lady to help implore the Holy Spirit for you and for all our retreatants, so that BEHOLD 2023 may be a meaningful experience for everyone involved. Open your heart and bring to mind your own personal hopes, desires, needs and longings for the retreat. Ask Our Lady to open wide her heart and the heart of her Son, so that in getting to know their hearts, you may be prepared to have a deeper understanding of and joy in saying to them, to the heavenly Father: You know my heart! 


Hail Mary,

For the sake of your purity

keep me pure in body and soul;

open wide to me your heart

and the heart of your Son;

implore for me deep self-knowledge

and the grace to persevere

and remain faithful until death.

Give me souls;

keep all else for yourself.