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Marriage and Family Life Contact:

Dan Thimons
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Office for Marriage & Family Evangelization & Discipleship
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131

Dan Thimons, Director
Benj Klare, Anti-porn
Ryan Mahle, Marriage Prep

Engaged Retreat

An Archdiocesan Engaged Retreat Day becomes the new “Pre-Cana”.

Today’s engaged couples are longing for more than a simple one-day seminar covering various topics.  Deep in their hearts, young couples desire to  “discover the dignity and beauty of marriage” as well as “the deepest meaning of sexuality.”

This retreat day provides couples with a chance to grow closer to Jesus Christ and one another.  They will discover that God’s plan for marriage corresponds to the deepest desires of their own hearts.  There is plenty of opportunity for reflection and prayer.

We began incorporating elements of this new retreat-like format during the 2017 Pre-Cana days with amazing results.  The couples’ evaluations indicate that the new retreat-like day is “life-changing” and “very meaningful and positive.”  Couples are experiencing the joy and mercy of the Lord, desiring to establish a deeper relationship with Jesus and become more active in their faith.

Please note that Engaged Encounter, Ruah Woods, and Parish Based Marriage Prep Weekends remain valid formation options in lieu of this Archdiocesan Engaged Retreat Day

Please contact the Office for Marriage & Family Life if you are interested in observing or presenting at an upcoming Engaged Retreat Day.