Ministry to Married Couples and Families


Worldwide Marriage Encounter


What is Retrouvaille?

Retrouvaille is a French word meaning “rediscovery”. The program is helping couples to put the pieces back together and rebuild loving relationships.

Retrouvaille consists of a weekend experience and a series of presentations in the weeks that follow.

Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin and orientation, but is open to all married couples regardless of religious background.

Retrouvaille is unique in that it is presented by married couples who themselves have experienced disillusionment, pain, anger and conflict who offer hope as they share their personal stories of struggle, reconciliation and healing. There is also a priest who participates in the weekend, although it is not a spiritual retreat, nor is it a sensitivity group, seminar or counseling.

The weekend helps couples discover how listening, forgiveness, communication and the dialogue process are powerful aids for building a loving and lasting relationship.

There is hope!

All weekend programs are held at the beautiful and serene Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA.

(For more information, please click on the Retrouvaille logo above.)