Topics include the gift of sexuality, formation by our family of origin, trust & control, forgiveness & healing, spiritual aspects of sexual intimacy, sacrament, and the power of our relationship to influence others.
"Each marriage is a kind of ‘salvation history’, which from fragile beginnings – thanks to God’s gift and a creative and generous response on our part – grows over time into something precious and enduring."
This Weekend Retreatis organised by:
Fr Chris Vipers
Director of the Agency for Evangelisation, Westminster Diocese
Fr Chris is currently responsible for the Department of Marriage and Family Life at the Diocese of Westminster, who sponsors the weekend retreat.
He is also Parish Priest of St Mary, Moorfields and St Joseph's, Bunhill Row in London, UK.
Fr Chris echoes Pope Francis's view on the importance of the family: "The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society."
Loving 4 Life Weekend Retreat Coordinator
Jane is the Loving 4 Life Weekend Retreat Coordinator, overlooking all aspects of the planning and running of events.
She is also a qualified solicitor who gave up her career to be a full-time mum and housewife. She has since studied for an MA in Catholic Pastoral and Educational Studies specialising in 'Personal Moral and Spiritual Development and Marital Love'. She is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology.
High Leigh Conference Centre
High Leigh, in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, opened as a Conference Centre in 1921 specialising in residential and day conferences for up to 220 people. With 40 acres of lawns, parkland and woodland the tranquil surroundings aid both concentration and relaxation.
There are a limited number of ensuite rooms available for overnight accommodation if desired
“[T]he erotic dimension of love … must be seen as a gift from God that enriches the relationship of the spouses. As a passion sublimated [that means raised up, properly directed, made ‘sublime’] by a love respectful of the dignity of the other, it becomes a ‘pure, unadulterated affirmation’ revealing the marvels of which the human heart is capable."
ABOUT LOVING 4 LIFE
Loving 4 Life is a Catholic Marriage Enrichment apostolate, dedicated to strengthening spousal love through weekend seminars, sharing the beauty and truth of lifelong love open to life, and allowing couples to discover the depths of their sacramental vows.