Cana Communication Retreats
This retreat is an experiential event designed to bring couples to a deeper level of intimacy. Throughout the two-day retreat the participants find themselves by learning to give of themselves, and flourish in relationships of love to each other and to God. This retreat is a journey where couples grow in intimacy through proven communication techniques and solid Catholic marriage theology.
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT?
Beginning Saturday morning, you and your spouse will be in a room with other retreat couples where you will be taken through a variety of activities from engaging lectures, personal reflections, written exercises, and demonstrations. Afterwards, you and your beloeved will have the opportunity to practice what you have just learned with each other in a private conversation.
Forever Cana is not group therapy and your privacy will be respected. When done, the group reassembles, with the chance to comment upon their shared experience. After the group sharing, the next topic will be presented. Learning a new concept, practicing it with your spouse, and gaining insight from your fellow retreatants is the format of the weekend. While couples are free to share and ask questions, no one is obligated to self-disclose if they prefer otherwise. The couples retreat is in-depth, practical, authentically Catholic and up-lifting, yet it is not a quick fix. Forever Cana is a life-long journey towards greater connection and deepening love.
IF YOU COULD BE A FLY ON THE WALL, YOU WOULD SEE . . .
On the first morning: a room full of faces – some eager, some solemn, a bit apprehensive from anticipation of the unknown. You will see those who dragged their partner and those who are dragged-along; and you will see couples who mutually view the weekend as an exciting step in their relationship journey.
BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, YOU WILL SEE . .
Couples who are happy, smiling, demonstrating their affection for one another, and feeling hopeful. At the close of the retreat, they are open, committed, grateful, and understanding. There are sly smiles, wide grins, happy tears, and tender embraces.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE RETREAT?
Any couple may benefit from this retreat if:
You are married
You are in a loving and strong relationship, and aspire to make it even better*
You are in a challenging relationship and yearn for spiritual renewal
*Couples who attend an overnight retreat must be married.
WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED AT THE RETREAT?
How to Love Your Spouse as Christ Does
Catholic Marriage Theology
Cana Communication Technique
Commit to Saintly Interactions
Give and Receive Gratitude
Healing Hidden Hurts
Growing with Sweet Nothings
Growing with Sweet Charity
Growing with Loving Whispers
Create a Heavenly Plan of Action
Growing in Sacrificial Love