In an envi¬ronment of prayer, learning, and Christian fellowship, over 30 couples from across Bangalore came together at St. Gaspar Retreat Centre, Kithaganur for a Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER 1). The programme started on the morning of 2nd November 2019 and concluded the following evening. Across the two days, the couple-participants were presented with seven teachings, couple discussions after every talk, a unique Lord’s Day celebration and a special evening of quality time. Meanwhile, the kids had a wonderful time watching movies, playing games and doing other fun activities with the singles. Continue reading
With the grace of God and the endeavour of the service team, the CFCI Kolkata chapter was able to organize a 2-day Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER) program in Bengali. Amidst a lot of barriers, we were determined to have it and God was with us as we prepared and conducted the entire program. It was a blessing that we started it on a very auspicious day, Palm Sunday, the 14th April 2019, where we all attended mass at St. Patrick’s Church, DumDum and moved on to Proggaloy retreat centre, Barasat. Continue reading
Previously, I used to physically discipline my 4-year old daughter Samantha, more than I should have. And I also used to shout at my wife a lot, in what were usually one-way arguments that would normally only escalate with her silence. Continue reading
CFCI Mangalore organized its much-awaited Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER) II from January 25th to 27th, 2019 at the Divine Call Centre, Mulki.
Post registrations and dinner, the MER kick-started with a power-pack Praise & Worship, with everyone glorifying God as they witnessed a full attendance of sixteen couples despite many obstacles. The service team couples were Gerard & Audrey along with Greg Puthota & Swapna Nuthalapati from Bangalore. The kids had a parallel program organized by the vibrant CFCI Singles & Youth of Mangalore. Continue reading