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Blessed and Holy Easter to all our readers

Posted by marriageretreats on April 4, 2020 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (2)

To all of you may the Risen Lors impart His Joy and Life and Blessings this Easter!

"Sine Dominico Non Possumus"!

This is the testimony that the 49 Abitene's martyrs (in Tunisia) gave to Christ during the persecution of Diocletianus (304). Without our Eucharistic Sunday's celebration we cannot live. The "Dominicum" - that means all together: "The day of Lord" - "The Risen" - "The site of the celebration", is their unique r...

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Video: "Educating to Love"

Posted by marriageretreats on April 12, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The following recording on vimeo.com is recommended to all by Dr. Jeanne H. Schindler (Senior Fellow, John Paul II Institute): "Educating to Love" :   https://vimeo.com/298880089

(this presentation is published also in the last issue of the Communio International Catholic Review)

and if you wish peruse other videos on this vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/kagnetworks

for wonderful prese ntations, lectures, symposiums organized by the Pontifical John Paul ...

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New Book on the Foundations of the Catholic Church

Posted by marriageretreats on May 1, 2018 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Foundation of Catholic Christianity - The First 400 Years


This new booklet of John gives exactly what the title says: a short historical-theological presentation of the beginnings of the Church in a very engaging and enjoyable style

New Saint Thomas Institute - for your theological formation

Posted by marriageretreats on March 23, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The New Saint Thomas Insitute is an initiative of Dr. Taylor Marshall, a dynamic teacher of philosophy and theology.  The site helps in learning Catholic Theology, from the Trinity to the Sacraments, and offers an opportunity to earn Certificates in Theology. The presenter/author of the online Catholic classes is Dr Taylor Marshall, PH.D.

Dr. Taylor Marshall was an Episcop...

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Pray with Sacred Images

Posted by marriageretreats on March 15, 2017 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Icon Gazing and Sacred Image Meditation

is a new book written by John and our friend Jeanine Kavanaugh psychotherapist, about the ancient prayer practice with images of Jesus, Our Lady and Saints with lots of sacred icons to help to put in practice this prayer method and experience the therapeutic...

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Balthasar on Marriage

Posted by marriageretreats on April 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Balthasar interprets marriage as a life-giving form [Gestalt]:

"What could be stronger than marriage, or what shapes any

particular life-form more profoundly than does marriage? . . . When they make their promises,

the spouses are not relying on themselves—the shifting songs of their own freedom—

but rather on the form that chooses them because they have chosen it, the...

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Posted by marriageretreats on February 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

For a Lenten reading and meditation on the saving work of Christ there is a short collection of New Testament references on our page "Writings and programs" under the heading "Spiritual Healing": Atonement in the New Testament - the five aspects of it according Hans Urs von Balthasar


Prayer: "Oh, God our God"

Posted by marriageretreats on November 28, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Oh, God our God;

How can you seem

So far away-

So 'not here'-

So unconcerned?

So uncaring?

But, we know You are present

We know by reason and by faith.

You are our God

Who caused us to be

Who cause us to be


In Your presence


Help us to see

And if not to see, to trust!

Prayer: "God, Our God"

Posted by marriageretreats on November 28, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

God our God

Our One and Only God

Our God of Mercy

God of Justice

God of Love

God of all Creation

Heal us who are sick

Heal us who heal the sick

Heal us who fail

To be healed

Or to heal

Love us and let us know it

Help us love

And others know it

Give us Faith

Let us Hope

All will be well

As your Saint proclaims

As we believe

As we Trust


Prayer: "God Our Father..."

Posted by marriageretreats on November 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

God our Father,

We ask you to send down

Your Holy Healing Spirit;

Upon all the sick


Upon all those who care for the sick.

Heal Your people, oh Lord;

Heal all Your people -

Of all their problems and troubles and ills.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Your Son

Through the intercession of all

Your Angels and Saints.

Come Holy Spirit with Your Healing Spirit!