|Posted by marriageretreats on December 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM||comments (1)|
A quote from one of Cardinal Walter Kasper's lectures, which I think is very inspiring in the present cultural-spiritual climate:
"It is time to speak of God, to testify and to think about God. If theology wishes to gain a hearing amidst the contemporary pluralist Babel of voices and opinions, it must firstly and above all know what it is. It can only have relevance if it steadfastly maintains its own identity, that is, as speaking o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on August 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
We have found a very good little booklet by Ralph Martin, entitled How Can I Pray?.
We recommend this short writing that is very practical treatment of the issues that arise when one wants to have a personal prayer life, or for a couple who desries to insert some prayertime in their daily rythm of life.
Written in direct and understandable way, with Scriptural quotations it can be u...Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on July 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Saint Joachim and Anne are celebrated as models of grandparents, since they are the parents of Mary, Mother of Jesus. We want now to honor them as the first canonized married couple, and so examples of holy married life and ask their intercession for vocations of holy matrimony. All the more since there is great need for couples who live a life of service and love in mutual selfgiv...Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on July 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
I just finished Edith Stein – Self Portrait In Letters 1916-1942. (ICS Publications; Institute of Carmelite Studies Vol. V; The Collected Works of Edith Stein). I believe her letters can be very helpful, inspiring, and thought-provoking to members of NACC and all who minister as chaplains.
Edith Stein (Sister Te...Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on July 4, 2012 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
There is the question of always trying to understand - as much as it is possible for us- which way the suffering and death of Christ is benefiting us. Maybe the following brings us more near to accept the mystery.
When I feel poor in strength there is a way to become rich, to get it from Who has it all and want to share it with me so strongly that he died for make me believe in His Love.
Father Cantalamessa - Preacher of the Pope - often refers to this encoura...Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on December 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by marriageretreats on July 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM||comments (0)|
We announce that the new, revised edition of our book is available – for a new, lower price (and for now, it is eligible for FREE Summer Shipping from Lulu.com).
It has also a new title:
“Spiritual Exercises for Married Couples: Finding Our Way Together: a Retreat for Companions”.
Here is the link to the book:Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on March 14, 2010 at 5:44 PM||comments (0)|
(In the picture: Christ heals the man with paralysed hand. Byzantine mosaic in the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily, Italy)
Good and fruitful Lenten preparations to all of you!
We propose for your Lenten meditations the following essay of Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, a doctor and provincial for the Jesuits' New Engl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on January 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
We celebrate a Healing Novena every year, as the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is approaching and in our prayers during this time remember not only the intentions of those who asked our prayers for healing but include the general theme of the World day of the Sick of each year.
This year this theme is to honor all health care workers, especially thos in the health pa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by marriageretreats on December 31, 2009 at 4:39 PM||comments (0)|
At the end of the usual Wednesday papal audience Pope Benedict XVi expressed his best wishes - which we make ours - for the new year:
Cari amici siamo giunti alla fine di questo anno e alle porte dell’anno nuovo. Vi auguro che l’amicizia di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo vi accompagni ogni giorno di questo anno che sta per iniziare. Possa questa amicizia di Cristo essere nostra luce e guida, aiutandoci ad essere uomini di pace, della sua pace. Buon a...Read Full Post »