"Marriage is a sacrament of service and love, one that changes and challenges us and turns us into saints. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that marriage, 'helps to overcome self-absorption, egoism, pursuit of one's own pleasure, and to open oneself to the other, to mutual aid and to self-giving.' (CCC 1609) After the fall, and with our own weaknesses and temptations, this kind of growth requires intentional effort and support. I encourage you to seek out marriage enrichment resources to aid you in this journey and to look for opportunities to help and deepen the marriages of those around you."
Father Dominic Rankin, <br>Promoter of Vocations
Father Dominic Rankin,
Promoter of Vocations

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong. The emphasis of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other. It's not a retreat, nor a marriage clinic, nor group sensitivity. It's a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage. This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together. To rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship for an entire weekend. Every marriage deserves that kind of attention!

  • Rediscover the spark that was there on your wedding day!
  • Rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married!
  • Join the millions of couples worldwide who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive!

For more information about Worldwide Marriage Encounter or to find an upcoming weekend, please visit www.stl-wwme.org.