A Lifeline for Marriages

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2018

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Retrouvaille Ireland
Newsletter Autumn Winter 2018 - WMOF2018 Edition

A special World Meeting of Families 2018 Edition of the Retrouvaille Ireland Newsletter.
View the international gathering of Retrouvaille couples at WMOF2018, celebrating, supporting and discussing married life and its challenges.

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Press Retrouvaille, WMOF2018, Testimony, Newsletter 2018
World Meeting of Families 2018
A Journey through Amoris Laetitia - 'Episode 5: Mercy'

Keenan and Huss Spouses discussing married life and its challenges and support of marriage and family life on the fifth episode of the Amoris TV Series, commissioned by World Meeting of Families 2018.

Video Retrouvaille, WMOF2018, RDS, Testimony 2018
World Meeting of Families 2018
When Plates Fly: Pope Francis on the Reality of Love in Family Life.

Baumann Spouses, USA, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme on the main panel at World Meeting of Families 2018.

Video Retrouvaille, WMOF2018, RDS, Testimony 2018
RTE - Battle of the Sexes
One couples Story.

Duff Spouses, Ireland, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme.

Video Retrouvaille, Testimony 2010
Radio Kerry
Fr Jerry Browne - interview on Horizons, Kerry Radio

Fr Jerry Browne, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, discussing Retrouvaille and his ministry in the priesthood.

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Radio Retrouvaille, WMOF2018, RDS, Kerry, Testimony 2018
EWTN
Duff Spouses - interview on Celtic Connection, EWTN

Duff Spouses, Ireland, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme.

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Radio Retrouvaille, Divine Mercy Conference, RDS, Testimony 2018
Radio Maria
Volunteer Couples and Priests - interview on Radio Maria Ireland

International Retrouvaille volunteer couples and priests at the WMOF2018, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme.

Radio Retrouvaille, WMOF2018, RDS, Testimony 2018
RTE Radio 1 - Dave Fanning Show
Duff Spouses - interview on Dave Fanning Show, RTE Radio 1

Duff Spouses, Ireland, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme.

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Radio Retrouvaille, RTE, Testimony 2015
RTE Radio 1 - John Murray Show
Shiels Spouses - interview on John Murray Show, RTE Radio 1

Shiels Spouses, Ireland, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme.

Radio Retrouvaille, RTE, Testimony 2010
World Meeting of Families 2018
Baumann Spouses Article on Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

Baumann Spouses, USA, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme.

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Article Retrouvaille, WMOF2018, RDS, Vatican 2018
World Meeting of Families 2018
Huss Spouses Article on Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

Huss Spouses, Ireland, discussing Retrouvaille and their own experience of the programme.

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Article Retrouvaille, WMOF2018, RDS, Vatican 2018
CatholicIreland.net
Is your marriage a little stale?

"The name Retrouvaille is a clue. It means to recover or rediscover. The progamme helps us to rediscover our love for each other which can sometimes get a little bit stale or get lost with all the worries and cares that are around us. It helps us when we focus again on our relationship and we focus on it in an effective way - the way that will bring it together."....

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Article Retrouvaille, Catholic Ireland 2016
CatholicIreland.net
Retrouvaille marks 20 years of revitalising marriages.

"Retrouvaille gives couples hope and direction to grow a new relationship. They learn that what people often believe to be the problems in marriages - affairs, addictions, unemployment - are often just symptoms," says Pat Duff. His wife Marian notes that using the 'tools of Retrouvaille' they were able to revitalise their marriage and change the atmosphere at home to the benefit of their family.....

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Article Retrouvaille, Catholic Ireland 2016
The Irish Catholic
Celebrating a lifeline for marriages.

Couples shared how the Retrouvaille programme had revitalised their own marriages and turned the pain of difficult experiences into a source of hope for other couples.Nick and Virginia O'Shea brought Retrouvaille to Ireland in 1996. Addressing 50 or so members of the Retrouvaille community in Dublin at the weekend, they told their story (shared here with their consent).....

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Article Retrouvaille, Catholic Ireland 2016
CatholicIreland.net
Retrouvaille hears powerful forgiveness testimony.

A married couple, both of whom spent long times in prison for crimes they did not commit, were key note speakers at an international conference last weekend in Dublin for Retrouvaille leaders. Sonia 'Sunny' Jacobs and Peter Pringle each served years on death row - Jacobs 17 years in the United States and Pringle 15 years in Ireland.....

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Article Retrouvaille, Catholic Ireland 2016
The Irish Independent
Our marriage is stronger now after he owned up to cheating.

"I swore then that no matter what opportunity I had, I would never take it again." He kept the affairs secret for nearly two decades -- then one day something happened that made him tell Mary. She threw him out of their house. But last week, 10 years later, the day before their 34th anniversary, the couple sat in their Dublin home and told me how they saved their marriage....

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Article Retrouvaille, Irish Independent 2011
Vatican News
ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE WORLD MEETING OF THE RETROUVAILLE MOVEMENT

There is another side, however, often unknown to us but that God sees. Every crisis, in fact - nature teaches us this - is a passage that leads to a new stage of life. Yet, if this happens automatically in inferior creatures, in the human being it involves freedom, the will, and therefore a "hope that is greater" than desperation. In the darkest moments, the spouses have lost hope.[...] I like to think of you [Retrouvaille] as custodians of a greater hope for married couples who have lost it....

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Article Retrouvaille, Vatican, Pope Benedict 2008
The Irish Independent
Learning to talk to each other ... all over again.

"Retrouvaille is a different concept in relationship counselling - it empowers couples to sort out their problems by helping them to re-learn to communicate meaningfully with one another. Unlike relationship counselling, where a couple share their difficulties with a third party, usually a counsellor, this method is short, sharp and according to those who run the programme, extremely effective.....

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Article Retrouvaille, Irish Independent 2000
The Irish Times
The Menders of Broken Marriages.

They were full of resentment towards each other, Joe because he felt Mary didn't understand his deep unhappiness, Mary because she felt she had to be strong and hold everything together while Joe moped.....

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Article Retrouvaille, The Irish Times 1997
Retrouvaille Article
Selecting a Counsellor.

A counsellor may be helpful regarding special issues affecting your relationship. It is important to select a good counsellor from the many available. Some suggestions for picking a counsellor follow:....

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Article Retrouvaille, Counsellor 1997
Retrouvaille Article
The Four Stages of Marriage.

Most are familiar with the first Stage of Romance. Life was so wonderful we couldn't stand to live without the other. Our thoughts often turned to the other when we were not with them. We had fallen in love and knew that this was the person we wanted to spend the rest of our life with.....

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Article Retrouvaille, Stages of Marriage 1997
Testimonial 1
How a marriage can be good even after an affair.

Looking back on 47 years of marriage, Helen Whelan could see that six children, two jobs, separate interests and different agendas all posed typical challenges to their relationship. Yet, beyond these stressors, deeper challenges had eaten away at their marriage's foundation - the cancer death of their youngest child, withered marital communication, isolation from one another, years spent married solely for the sake of their children, and Peter's two affairs...

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And they'll put you together again.

He is 37, and a graphic designer, she is 34 and works in the catering business. A year after they were married, their son was born. "There was a lot of pressure with both of us working full-time," remembers Maria. "Child care, work, home, dinner, bed, just getting on with it, not a lot of time to be together.""We never sat down and asked how are we doing, what's our marriage like, you don't," agrees Paul....

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Testimonial 3
Couples Describe Their Experience of Retrouvaille.

I was an unwilling participant in Retrouvaille. The first time my husband asked me to go I flatly refused and we legally separated for 13 months. He moved out but kept the pamphlet....

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Testimonials from Children.

From 2003 my parents started experiencing marriage problems; at that time I was only 5 years old. Every day their relationship worsened and the shouting got louder and louder! My mother was always away on business. I would often sit in my room crying. My sister and I would cling together so scared that this would be the end and that they would divorce like they were always saying. Finally in January 2004 they went on Retrouvaille.....

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