Looking for a way to enrich your marriage? Take one of our seven day virtual retreats! Each day for seven days, set aside some time for prayer. Read about the theme for the day, reflect on a real-life marriage scenario, and think about ways to strengthen your own marriage. End each mini-retreat by praying a prayer for married couples. If possible, do the retreat together with your spouse!
Marriage Retreat #1: “Amoris Laetitia” and “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan”
This retreat is based on Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (2016) and the USCCB pastoral letter Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan (2009). For a complete printable version of Retreat #1 click here. For a PDF version, click here.
Day One: Marriage is a Blessing and a Gift
Day Three: Marriage is a Communion of Love and Life
Day Four: Marriage is a Sacrament of Christ’s Love
Day Seven: Marriage is a School of Love and Gratitude
Marriage Retreat #2: “A Retreat with Pope Francis”
This retreat is based on advice from Pope Francis to married couples and families, given at his general weekly audiences. For a complete printable version of Retreat #2 click here.
Day One: Marriage is the Icon of God’s Love
Day Two: Christian Love is Concrete
Day Three: The Family is the Domestic Church
Day Seven: Take Forward the Meaning of the Family
Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”
This retreat is an extended reflection on the theme of mercy. It was created during the Jubilee of Mercy in 2015. For a complete printable version of Retreat #3 click here.
Day One: With Mercy, God Goes First
Day Two: Mercy and the Sacraments
Day Three: Mercy is Slow to Anger and Quick to Forgive
Day Four: Mercy and Tenderness
Day Five: Mercy and Patience
Day Six: Jesus Shows Us the Face of Mercy
Day Seven: Forgiveness in the Family