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A Marriage Catechumenate

Witness to Love has been serving the Church as a Marriage Catechumenate since 2012

Recently the Vatican officially released a “marriage catechumenate pathway”. This approach to forming and walking with couples before the wedding day and long after has been Witness to Love’s passion for the past decade. We are so excited that the marriage catechumenate is now officially recommended for all couples entering into the Sacrament of Marriage! Watch this video we recorded in 2017 and our latest video released in 2023 on the topic:

First-Ever Marriage Summit Unpacks Vatican’s ‘Catechumenal Pathways for Married Life’ as New Sacramental Marriage Preparation Model for U.S. and Canada


With the loneliness epidemic continuing to rage as a result of the collapse of marriage throughout society, Catholic marriage formation leaders gathered in Houston June 26 to 28, 2023 to take a deep dive into the Vatican’s new document titled Catechumenal Pathways for Married Life, prepared by the Dicastery for Marriage, Family and Life. This newly published English translation outlines a vision for marriage preparation based on the ancient catechumenal model of sacramental preparation to better equip the needs of modern couples seeking marriage.


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Read Witness to Love articles on the Marriage Catechumenate

2023 Our Sunday Visitor Article

2022 Vatican Release

2017 NCR Article


Witness to Love’s latest book available for purchase here!



The Road to Family Missionary Discipleship: Forming Marriages and Families to Share the Joy of the Gospel
~Co-authored by Ryan and Mary Rose Verret with Peter Jesserer Smith and edited by Daniela Mazzone


The Road to Family Missionary Discipleship: Forming Marriages and Families to Share the Joy of the Gospel – Following the Synod on the Family and Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, Catholics have looked to put in action the Church’s beautiful vision for marriage and family evangelization. Combining Church teaching, personal testimonies, and the Witness to Love marriage ministry experience and insight, The Road to Family Missionary Discipleship gives churches, ministries, and disciples of Jesus Christ a practical guide to form holy marriages, and accompany families for their mission to share the “joy of the Gospel.”



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