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A movement starts with a movement … by the Holy Spirit. Mary-Rose and Ryan Verret saw the decline of marriages all around them and decided they wanted to do something about it. With fervent prayer and steadfast obedience, they founded Witness to Love, a marriage movement that has changed countless lives and transformed marriages around the world.

After speaking at the World Meeting of Families in Rome in 2022, they had a dream to have a summit where marriage experts from around North America could brainstorm ways to better serve couples in their marriage preparation process. With the help of thoughtful donors, like the Scanlan Foundation, their dream became a reality.

This interview is bonus content from the Marriage Catechumenate Summit that took place at Circle Lake Retreat Center near Houston, Texas in June 2023. Mary-Rose and Ryan share about Witness to Love, the impact of a catechumenate model on marriage and how this summit came to be a reality. This begins a series of interviews with Catholic marriage experts in North America who attended the Marriage Catechumenate Summit. A mini-documentary of the summit will be released at the end of the interview series.

Witness to Love

MAX Studios

About the Author — Bridget Richardson

Bridget RichardsonExecutive Producer with MAX Studios, Bridget Richardson loves to engage in conversations with just about anyone. A sports fan and homebody, Bridget enjoys spending time with her family, watching baking shows, and traveling to understand different cultures and eat delicious food.
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