So often when marriage is in the news it’s political or scandal or bad news. So I’m very excited to be able to highlight tomorrow night a couple that is helping couples not only get and stay married but be nourished and enriched by the experience of others as well. Witness to Love uses marriage mentoring as its model and is not only successful but catching on around the country, having been started by Mary-Rose and Ryan Verret in a parish in rural Louisiana.
Three trees were planted on a concrete island in the 1990s, in what seems like the busiest intersection in London. At first, when my Uber driver dropped me off a few blocks down, I thought it had to be some kind of mistake. Across the street from Hyde Park is Tyburn Convent, home to the Benedictine Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre, who pray 24 hours a day on the spot where the blood of martyrs spilled.
I’m just off a trans-Atlantic crossing. You don’t realize how moving walking to the top of a ship for a pre-dawn arrival in New York City will be until you have the opportunity to do it. After a week at sea, I found myself oddly comforted by the site of buildings. As much as the sunsets and sunrises on the ocean drew me into a renewed appreciation for the beauty of the earth, Glenn Fry’s “You Belong to the City” played in my mind as I approached the port. Dry land has its advantages.
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