Retrouvaille began in 1977 as a French language weekend for hurting marriages in the province of Quebec, Canada. It was adapted to English by the community in Toronto, who also revised and strengthened the contents of the weekend and developed the post-weekend programme. From 1982, Retrouvaille has spread through the U.S.A., South America and from 1991 into many other countries around the world. Retrouvaille came to Ireland in 1996. After over 40 years of service internationally, and 20 years nationally, Retrouvaille is recognised as a leader in marriage ministries.
We believe that every marriage, a union of one man and one woman, deserves the opportunity to survive, be healed and thrive as a covenant of life and love. Retrouvaille is the place where we, as hurting couples, found hope and so we are passionately committed to dramatically increasing the number of couples served in both new and existing communities worldwide.
Retrouvaille is an International community of disciples committed to the continued healing of their marriages and, empowered by the Holy Spirit, sharing their stories, talents and gifts to promote and spread the healing ministry of Retrouvaille.
The Retrouvaille life ring and lifeline indicates the "Lifeline" that is given to marriages, via Retrouvaille, to be healed and resurrected. The cross reflects the healing provided through Christ's Death and Resurrection.