In 1936, priests encouraged a group of young women to start The Grail in South Africa. Together, we ran campaigns and organized retreats, liturgies, and courses. We were formally established as an international faith movement of women in the country in 1950. Since then, we have created programs for young women and high school girls and networked with various Catholic lay organizations, including the Joint Council of Europeans and Africans.
With more notable actions of our members, our movement has expanded into more places, including Lesotho and Uganda. We later became ecumenical when women from different denominators were invited to join. Topics such as human beings as children of the same God became one of our focuses.