Transformed in Love: Building Your Catholic Marriage Written with consideration of current pastoral challenges in marriage preparation, this program provides a reflective, formational experience for couples through activities, practice exercises, and quotes from Scripture and Church documents. Developed by clergy and laity in the Archdiocese of Boston; published by Pauline Books & Media.
Contact: Craig Dyke, [email protected] was created by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to blend marriage preparation and evangelization.
The weekend retreat offers a “time out” where engaged couples can dialogue intensively about prospective lives together and hear helpful presentations from married couples.
Weekends are offered periodically throughout the country; map of upcoming weekends here.
Each diocese has its own requirements for marriage prep, so check with the church where you’ll be getting married to see what program(s) are recommended or required in your diocese.
This is not just a program but a system that will help enhance the current offerings that a parish, or diocese, already has in place and it is compatible with any PMI or marriage prep program listed on this page. It is led by marriage prep leaders in small or large groups or individually, with an emphasis on regular meetings with the parish priest.Disclaimer: Please note that the content on this page is provided solely for your information and should not be interpreted as an official endorsement of the organizations, programs, and websites listed.To the best of our knowledge, the information listed here did not conflict with Catholic teaching and was accurate at the time of posting.Originally released in 2002, Picture of Love is an officially sanctioned and proven Marriage Preparation Program, currently used in Catholic parishes and dioceses across the nation.The newly revised 2017 version of Picture of Love has received the imprimatur of Archbishop Jose H. Preparing to Live in Love This parish-based program combines personal mentoring with a marriage preparation curriculum that integrates Theology of the Body and practical life skills.