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Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

This National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14), spend some quality prayer time with our spouse, using our virtual marriage retreat. The theme this year is “Marriage and Mercy.”


Marriage Retreat #1: “Amoris Laetitia” and “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan”

Day One: Marriage is a Blessing and a Gift Breaking Open the Theme “Among the many blessings that God has showered upon us in Christ is the blessing of marriage, a gift bestowed by the Creator from the creation of the human race” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, p. 1). The […]


A Marriage Health Checkup

Caring for your health requires a good diet, exercise, and a yearly check-up. So does caring for your marriage. Dennis reflects on ways to keep his marriage healthy.


Seven Day Virtual Marriage Retreats

Seven Day Virtual Marriage Retreats

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 […]


“Love and Life” Retreat Day Six: Marriage is a Journey of Human and Spiritual Growth

“Love and Life” Retreat Day Six: Marriage is a Journey of Human and Spiritual Growth

For a printable PDF version, click here. Breaking Open the Theme “On their wedding day, the couple says a definitive ‘yes’ to their vocation of marriage. Then the real work of marriage begins” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, p. 45). Each stage of marriage has its own joys and sorrows, opportunities […]


“Love and Life” Retreat Day Three: Marriage is a Communion of Love and Life

“Love and Life” Retreat Day Three: Marriage is a Communion of Love and Life

For a printable PDF version, click here. Breaking Open the Theme In creating man and woman for each other, God made marriage to be love-giving and life-giving. We call these two purposes or “ends” of marriage the unitive and the procreative. They are inseparably connected because of the very nature of conjugal love, by which […]


“Love and Life” Retreat Day Two: Marriage is the Unique Union of a Man and a Woman

“Love and Life” Retreat Day Two: Marriage is the Unique Union of a Man and a Woman

For a printable PDF version, click here. Breaking Open the Theme In the beginning, God created man and woman in his image, “male and female He created them” (Gn 1:27). God planned that man and woman would be made “for each other”: “they are equal as persons…and complementary as masculine and feminine” (Catechism of the […]


“Love and Life” Retreat Day Seven: Marriage is a School of Love and Gratitude

“Love and Life” Retreat Day Seven: Marriage is a School of Love and Gratitude

For a printable PDF version, click here. Breaking Open the Theme As Adam recognized Eve as God’s gift to him, likewise spouses should recognize each other as God’s gift in their lives. Marriage is “a school for nurturing gratitude for the gifts of God and for openness to the gifts of God that are proper […]


“Love and Life” Retreat Day One: Marriage is a Blessing and a Gift

“Love and Life” Retreat Day One: Marriage is a Blessing and a Gift

For a printable PDF version, click here. Breaking Open the Theme “Among the many blessings that God has showered upon us in Christ is the blessing of marriage, a gift bestowed by the Creator from the creation of the human race” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, p. 1). The vocation to […]


“Love and Life” Retreat Day Four: Marriage is a Sacrament of Christ’s Love

“Love and Life” Retreat Day Four: Marriage is a Sacrament of Christ’s Love

For a printable PDF version, click here. Breaking Open the Theme “[Jesus] heals marriage and restores it to its original purity of permanent self-giving in one flesh” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, p. 30). But the Lord does not stop there. Christ generously invites husband and wife to participate in His […]


“Love and Life” Retreat Day Five: Marriage is the Foundation of the Family and Society

“Love and Life” Retreat Day Five: Marriage is the Foundation of the Family and Society

For a printable PDF version, click here. Breaking Open the Theme The early Church understood the Christian family as an ecclesia domestica, or domestic Church. “The family is called a “domestic church” because it is a small communion of persons that draws its sustenance from the larger communion that is the whole Body of Christ, […]


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