Catholic Marriage Enrichment Retreat

“Take time out to turn your marriage into a great marriage”

* Limited spaces available. Contact us today and learn how to register. *

Weekend October 7th - 8th 2017

Saturday and Sunday

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*** Spaces are Limited ***

Contact us (see details below) to learn how to register for this weekend retreat!

"Sexual union, lovingly experienced and sanctified by the sacrament, is in turn a path of growth in the life of grace for the couple. It is the ‘nuptial mystery."

Pope Francis

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Testimonials

"[The weekend] has given us renewed energy, understanding and commitment to our marriage. It has helped us to shift out marriage focus to faith."

"It has really helped me to accept my spouse more and be more responsible for our marriage. It has helped me to know that I have to work towards a perfect marriage that reflects Christ's love."

"Inspired us to communicate more. Helped us to be open to each other. Helped us to rediscover the spiritual quality of our marriage and sexual intimacy."

"[The weekend] has shed new light and further meaning to our marriage as a sacrament."

"Introduced us to a new way of thinking and approach to our marriage [with an] understanding that we need God and prayer in our marriage."

"Greatly benefitted us. Faith in God and our spiritual life were greatly encouraged and the true meaning of sex presented."

Whether you've recently married...

married for several years...

or enjoying the golden years...

...your marriage will be strengthened.

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Overview

There is no group sharing! 

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."

Pope Francis

This Weekend Retreat is 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."

Jane Deegan

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.

The Venue

Annabels Farmschool

 Unique design in the perfect location, Annabels Farmschool was built to help raise awareness in school children of where food comes from, how it is produced and how farmers preserve the environment. At the weekends it is available for meetings, workshops and seminars.  

With spacious rooms, modern facilities and beautiful views of the surrounding farmland, this venue provides a tranquil setting for couples, with the help of the seminar, to renew their love for each other and deepen their marital spirituality.  

Stunning views over the farm, enjoy working lunches or cooking classes. Nearby overnight accommodation can be arranged if desired.  

You can inquire about more details directly by clicking here to contact us directly.  

Or, for more information on this weekend, contact Jane Deegan at: jane@loving4life.net

Address 

Kinsbourne Green, 

Harpenden, 

Hertfordshire, AL5 3PR 

UNITED KINGDOM

Contact Jane for further details 

Phone: 075 9572 4300 

Email: jane@loving4life.net 

Costs

£110 per couple

(The option to stay overnight is not included. An additional £75 will be included if selected.)



Includes 

  • Lunch on both days 
  • Celebratory dinner on Saturday evening 
  • Refreshments throughout the two days 
  • Space for personal prayer, reflection, meditation, discussion and silence 

If you have any concerns over costs or childcare in order to attend the weekend, please contact us to discuss.

“[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."

Pope Francis

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.

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CONTACT US

loving4life.co.uk

46 Francis Street, Vaughan House, London, SW1P 1QN

Email: Jane Deegan at jane@loving4life.net

Phone: 020 7798 9363