Marriages for Mary
"Do whatever He tells you" (John 2:5)

About Our Apostolate:

Mission Statement: Founded on the truth that God himself chose the Sacrament of Marriage to reveal His love to the world, our mission is that married couples will become a radiant sign of God's Love in this world so to become contagious witnesses of His love to all they encounter in their day to day lives. Our hope is that the sacredness of marriage will penetrate many hearts and elevate marriage to its original state, that of, holiness, mystical oneness and indissolubility.

Spirituality: The spirituality of Marriages for Mary is rooted in seeking guidance and intercession from Mary, the Mother of God, and to lead couples to live out fully and joyfully the vocation of marriage. We take Our Lady as a role model and seek Jesus' help with immediacy and confidence, as "Do whatever He tells you" (John 2:5) Gerard and Rita have experienced firsthand the powerful intercession of the Mother of God in their own lives when their marriage was miraculously saved from divorce. They strive to live out their marriage vocation based on Our Lady's words, "Do whatever he tells you" (John 2:5) and He tells us to "Love one another as I love you" (John 13:34). How does Jesus love us? His love is merciful, unconditional, everlasting, but above all, it is sacrificial. It is in this sacrificial love, each spouse laying down their life for the other, that the fullness of joy is attained. "They are called to grow continually in their communion through day-to-day fidelity to their marriage promise of total mutual self-giving." (CCC1644)

Prayer to Our Lady of the Eternal Light

Our Motto: "With God, all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26) We aim for couples to be strengthened in hope, knowing that God's ways are not our ways and that the power of God is obtainable through the sacramental graces entitled to us through the Sacrament of Marriage.

Our Vision: That married couples would come to know wholeheartedly that marriage is a sacred covenant, graciously institued by God, the Father. The reality of this truth will transform married love and ultimately transform the world. Our vision is that marriage will be restored to its original state and that married love will bring forth light, life and hope in this world.

Goal: Realize, Restore, Renew and Revolutionize

Realize: That couples will realize that marriage is a divine plan, created by God to be everlasting...."God himself is the author of Marriage" (CCC #1603)
Restore: That couples will have confidence in restoration and believe that the covenant of marriage and its sacredness can be restored to its original state
Renew: That couples will know that renewal is possible and come to desire and experience New Life in Christ
Revolutionize: That the number of joy filled couples will spread and revolutionize the state of marriage and family in this world at this time.

Prayer Intention: May the selfless, sacrificial Love of Christ be poured into our hearts as we strive to love each other as He loves us.