When a couple feel that they must get divorced or separate they may turn to those who care for them most. Sadly, experience shows instead that family and friends become divided, or often unable to process the situation leaving those at the heart o...Read more
If we were seeking a word that would best suit what would we desire and hope from marriage and family life, then perhaps that three letter word ‘Joy’ might just fit the bill. It is neither too long to write, or difficult to pronounce, and feel...Read more
I was recently struck by the parallels between the need for prayer and the need for open communication in marriage and family life when re-reading Fr Bernard Basset’s (SJ) little book Let’s Start Praying Again. Published in 1970, Fr Basset pai...Read more
Marriage, just like gardening, is a process in that it is an ever-changing landscape, requiring the odd adjustment here, the letting go of redundant features and time to grow, mature and blossom. To achieve this requires a certain degree of on-goi...Read more
Use of twitter is a recent innovation for the Evangelisation Agency, of which the Marriage and Family Life ministry is a part, yet it comes as a helpful reminder that a few good words at the beginning of a day do make a difference. Using twitter h...Read more
On Saturday 8th June over six hundred married couples filled Westminster Cathedral for the Annual Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony. All the couples had been invited by Cardinal Nichols because they are celebrating a significant anniversary this ...Read more
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life releases the theme for the 2021 World Meeting of Families, which will be held in Rome.
A statement released by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life explains that, as the event will be taking place on...Read more
This summer FAMILIAS, the
Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Ministry in England & Wales, will be hosting three regional ‘ Restored Lives’ divorce recovery training workshops for parish teams across England and Wale...Read more
Welcome to 'Where Two Are Gathered", a 7 day audio retreat for couples made in collaboration with the Diocese of Westminster in celebration of Marriage Week 2019 (13th - 19th May).
PRAY-AS-YOU-GO REREAT FOR MARRIAGE WEEK
One session will be ...Read more
This year’s Marriage Week theme is ‘Recipe for a Healthy Marriage’. The ingredients for that recipe are: Kindness; Friendship; Commitment; Forgiveness; Intimacy; Tolerant communication.
It works on two levels, to get couples thinking abou...Read more
A model for Marriage Enrichment – Teams of Our Lady
This November the GB Province of Teams of Our Lady (TOL) are celebrating the 60
To mark their Jubilee Year, Marriage and Family Life Westminster have, on behalf of Bishop Nicholas Hudson,...Read more
Lent is a gift to prepare us to celebrate Easter worthily. It is a time in which we can reflect more deeply on our spiritual and temporal life. In daily life we tend to make things more complex than they need be, rather than to place simplicity at...Read more
St Valentine's Token Book from the World Meeting of Families 2018.
Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, the World Meeting of Families 2018 iinvited couples to think beyond the traditiona...Read more
February is sometimes viewed as a time of extended gloom and despondency as winter begins to strengthen its grip. In the natural world the familiar beauty of the landscape and the garden has departed and all seems stark. When we remind ourselves t...Read more
Advent is a time of joy and expectation. Those two words are reminders of what should always be at the core of our marriages and family life: joy in simply being together and in realising the expectation that, as we grow together as a couple and a...Read more
The creation of an Alliance of Catholic Marriage Organisations is a timely reminder that we are at our best when we work in collaboration with one another. In adopting a mutually beneficial approach to nurturing and supporting marriage, each of th...Read more