Wednesday, 12 November 2008

KENYA: Marriage Encounter Movement to Mark 30th Birthday

NAIROBI, July 15, 2008 (CISA) -The worldwide Marriage Encounter Movement will next month hold a convention to mark its 30th anniversary in Kenya.The event, from August 8 to 10, will be held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi.Organisers say the movement will commemorate 30 years of God’s amazing love since its introduction in Kenya by the late archbishop of Nairobi, Cardinal Maurice Otunga.Marriage Encounter assists couples, priests and religious to live out the sacraments of matrimony and holy orders through formation in values.Members take part in special ‘encounter weekends’ and learn through community support and enrichment programmes.The ‘encounter weekends’ encourage communication between spouses to rediscover each other. Spouses focus on their relationship for an entire weekend, from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.Officials say marriage encounter has been introduced in 16 dioceses in Kenya.

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