Spiritual Associations and
Ecclesial Movements for Couples and Families

Catherina of Siena's Spirituality

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The goal of this website is to unlock to spiritual seekers and spiritual guides the depth of wisdom offered by Catherine of Siena.

Interchurch Families
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Interchurch families have been part of the fabric of society and the church for centuries. Today, interchurch families are gathering together, providing mutual support, and calling and enabling the churches to look not only at the needs of such families, but to begin recognizing them as a gift to the churches, for the healing of disunity.


Chemin Neuf Community
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The Chemin Neuf Community is a Roman Catholic Community with an ecumenical vocation, which grew out of a prayer group in Lyon, France, in 1973. It currently has around 2000 members in over 30 countries. Couples, families and celibates, men and women, have chosen the adventure of community life to follow Christ poor and humble, in order to serve the Church and the world.


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The Focolare Movement forms part of the phenomenon of the blossoming of ecclesial movements. It was first approved by the Holy See in 1962. The Focolare Movement has also been officially recognised in different ways by the Orthodox Church, by the Anglican and Lutheran Churches, by representatives of other religions and by a number of international organisations.


International Confederation of Christian Family Movements (ICCFM)
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That the ICCFM raise awareness in its members to observe what is happening in the world, make judgments and decide actions that will improve the quality of life of all, especially the most disadvantaged, and become a force for change that reflects the Gospel values.


Living Spirituality Network
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Their goal is to encourage mutual support as people explore their own spiritual journeying broadly rooted within the Christian tradition. LivingSpirituality aims to be a resource through which people can find material, groups and people to help deepen and anchor their explorations through all stages of their journey.


Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
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The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology is a Catholic House of an ecumenical federation educating women in theology, spirituality and leadership for lay ministry. A Place of Study and of Prayer for Christian Women


Marriage Encounter
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A "Marriage Encounter" is a weekend away from home, family and responsibilities where in a comfortable, secluded environment a couple is guided in the discovery of new techniques of communicating and sharing with one another. It is not a retreat, but it is a program designed to give couples the opportunity to examine their lives together, their weaknesses and strong points, their attitudes toward each other and toward their families.


Schönstatt Apostolische Bewegung
Schoenstatt is an international movement of spiritual and moral renewal.


Teams of Our Lady - Equipes Notre Dame
An international movement of Christian married couples, chartered in France in 1947. The purposes of the Movement and Team life are: growth in the spiritual life of the couple and family through a program of prayer and study; growth in communication between husband and wife with a developing intimacy through shared prayer and regular in-depth talks; a way of life designed to make their Christian faith a daily living experience. Each Team is made up of 4 to 7 couples and a Catholic priest.