Dear Friends of Witness to Love,

We’ve been inspired and supported by beautiful families and clergy from around the world and we will be bringing each of you in our intentions as we travel to Rome. Please pray for us and for all the families journeying to Rome next week for the tenth World Meeting of Families.

The first World Meeting of Families was instituted by Pope St. John Paul II in 1994 and has been held once every three years since. He instituted it as a counter balance to the UN's year of the family that had very little to do with the building up of the family. Pope St. John Paul II knew that only an authentic understanding of the family would provide the foundation and the visionary witness that our world needs!

We are so grateful and excited to be speaking on "We Need Fathers and Mothers" to all those who will gather in Rome and those who will be listening virtually. You can view the schedule for the day we will be speaking here and you can register to listen to all of the talks here. There will be a pop up that will allow you to download the app and register.

Keep reading to see the letter inviting us to present at the World Meeting of Families and pictures from our 10th Anniversary Celebration for Witness to Love.

God is good! Please keep us in your prayers as we (all seven of us) travel to Rome next week. This Pentacost we prayed in a special way for the Holy Spirit to open wide the doors of the Domestic Church (the Church of the Home). Please pray for our little Domestic Church and for Witness to Love.

2022 marks the 10th Anniversary of WTL and we will be celebrating all year! To launch the celebration, we gathered together local WTL pastors, mentors, newly (and not-so-newly) married couples, friends and supporters of WTL. We called the event "Rock 'n' Marriage" and it was a huge success! We want to thank all the WTL pastors, coordinators, Event Sponsors, and couples who made the event such a hit. We met our goal for our Spring Fundraiser that day as well–thank you to all who donated! You can make a donation to support marriage any time here.

Click on the timeline to view a larger image on our website.
The past 10 years would not have been possible without the generosity of thousands of couples that graciously opened homes up to the next generation of young families! Thank you to the clergy who are so passionate about strong marriages and a very special thank you to the first ever WTL Mentor Couple, Dane and Caprice, and to Fr. Michael Delcambre (all pictured below), who was our Pastor 10 years ago when WTL started! We are so grateful for his witness and his wisdom over the years!

In Gratitude for you,

Ryan and Mary Rose Verret
The Witness to Love Team
& the Board of Witness to Love

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