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US couple testifies about the vocation of marriage to Synod of Bishops

Posted by marriageretreats on October 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The following news from the Catholic News Service made us happy.

The US couple chosen for introduce the work of the synod called for the clear understanding of marriage as vocation in the Church! Marriage as an ecclesial vocation still is not at all present in the usual parish understanding when speaking of and praying for "vocations" (always restricted to priestly and religious vocations). Here is the newsbrief from today:

U.S. couple at synod calls for 'robust, creative' f...

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New Book about the Ministry of Hospital Chaplains

Posted by marriageretreats on September 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This new book of John is published on the adventures of a lifetime of ministry as Hospital Chaplain - offering a rare view into the world of Hospital care:

Chaplain Vignettes - Expect the Unexpected


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Prayer for Peace

Posted by marriageretreats on May 28, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

"Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you." (Jn 16:23)

"Shalom! Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you" (Jn 14:27)

There are wars and dangers of new wars in the world. Witnessing all suffering and atrocities that our world is so full of, all Christians need to ask the Father for the precious gift of peace, lasti...

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The married couple is the image of God

Posted by marriageretreats on April 11, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This was the theme of the General Audience of Pope Francis on April 2, 2014.

The Holy Father very clearly stated what is the Catholic view on the dignity of human marriage and on the vocation of Matrimony. Since the profound cathechesis on human love and marriage of John Paul II this teaching was always very much in the heart of the Magisterium of the Church - but unfortunately did not become lived in the spirituality of ordinary parish life - at least not in most pl...

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Prayer Requests

Posted by marriageretreats on February 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Use this page also for placing your prayer intentions. Just put a comment to this posting.  So all visitors could pray for your needs expressed here! 

If you don't want your prayer request to be public here, then simply e-mail it to us at http://[email protected]

Your name and your intentions will be placed before Our Lady's statue, and we will light a candle as we pray for them.

It is time to speak of God

Posted by marriageretreats on December 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments 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...

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A good help for personal prayer

Posted by marriageretreats on August 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments 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...

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Joachim and Anne - first married couple canonized

Posted by marriageretreats on July 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments 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...

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Edith Stein

Posted by marriageretreats on July 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM Comments 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...

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Accepting the grace offered

Posted by marriageretreats on July 4, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments 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...

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