"Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no long two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."
About the Retreat
The Pre-Martial Program is a mandatory program for all engaged couples waiting to obtain permission to marry in the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver and Western Canada.
The program is conducted by Fr. Botrous Philopos and Fr. Pishoy Wasfy with the help of other qualified family counsellors. The program covers many important areas for couples, including:
Personality Types - Sexuality in Marriage - Finance in Marriage - How to Enrich your Marriage
Couples also have the opportunity to share in an individual counselling session which is tailored to their needs.
Time and Location
Valley of the Mother of God Retreat Centre
953376 7 Line EHS,
Orangeville, ON L9W 2Z2
The Pre-Marital Retreat is a Three Day retreat that takes place twice a year:
First weekend of the Feast of Nativity
First weekend of Great Lent
Depending on the need, there may be a third retreat that takes place in June