2 Become 1 Marriage Preparation Retreat
Set on the grounds of the beautiful Grotto, this 1 day retreat invites couples to encounter the plan that God has for their marriage. Includes Lunch and complimentary tickets to the Upper Gardens, where couples will be encouraged to pray and reflect on their commitment.
The weekend begins with a presentation on the beauty of the Catholic church’s invitation to Sacramental Marriage. Couples will learn what makes a marriage valid, and will be introduced to the invitation of Grace offered through this Sacrament of Service. The afternoon will be filled with practical skills that every married couple will benefit from. These include communication, conflict resolution, finances, NFP, and more. All of this material is pulled from the latest research available in the field of marriage and family therapy. The retreat is appropriate for Engaged couples and their Mentor Couples, Newlywed's can benefit as well.
The Retreat begins at 8am in the Grotto Conference Center, lunch is included and there are vegan & gluten free options. During lunch you will have the opportunity to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the Servite Friars. The retreat will provide opportunities for you and your fiancé to pray, discuss, and discern your relationship in the Grotto's upper gardens. Take this opportunity to retreat into nature and look at your relationship away from the pressures of family, friends, work, and wedding planning. Let this day be about you and your future spouse. Your wedding is 1 day, but your marriage will last you a lifetime. The day wraps up at 4pm at which point your are welcome to stay on the grounds and enjoy this beautiful retreat hidden in our city.
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