Why The Grail?
The medieval legends of the Quest for the Holy Grail (the sacred cup said to have been used by Jesus at the Last Supper) are full of tales and people and symbols to inspire a Christian youth movement to seek to be faithful followers of Christ in truth, justice, love and integrity. Chosen in 1929 as the name for the original youth movement in the Netherlands, it became the name for the entire movement of women worldwide.
That symbol of The Grail - the cup - has come to mean many things to Grail women. To some it represents an empty receptacle ever ready to be filled, shared, poured out (and filled again); to some, a womb which nurtures the growth of new life; to others, a ‘cup of living water’ from which we drink to be spiritually refreshed and nourished.