Marriage Guidance & Support

A Programme for Couples Struggling in their Marriages


Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage. Tens of thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. The programme helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 6 - 9 July 2023 or a Face to Face weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 13-15 October 2023, call or text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443 or email - or visit 


Retrouvaille is a Catholic programme but is open to married couples of any faith, or none. It is offered as a gift from the Catholic Church to any married couple who wishes to heal the difficulties they are experiencing in their marriage.


The programme is presented by trained volunteers who themselves have experienced the programme and want to share the benefits they have experienced first-hand in their own relationships. The presenting team on the weekend also includes a priest who has experienced the programme and believes that it has something to offer couples in difficulties. All priests are invited to come and experience the programme for themselves for free. 


In England & Wales we have just had two weekends, one face to face and one virtual, with 42 couples and a priest attending. The virtual weekend was added because of the number who wanted to attend. Almost all of these couples are now attending the weekly on-line post sessions which finish in the middle of May. The feedback from the weekend has been excellent and we know there are many other couples who would benefit from the Retrouvaille programme.


The next Retrouvaille programme begins with a virtual weekend from 6-9 July 2023. The first phase is a weekend on Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday. The second phase will be virtual on Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks. We would really value your help in bringing this programme to the attention of the people of your parish. For those who would prefer a face to face weekend, we will be having a face to face weekend in Welwyn Garden City from 13-15 October 2023 with 12 virtual post sessions on Wednesdays.


Do explore the ‘Retrouvaille’ website for further information or contact us for a chat about what we are doing.