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The Renaissance of Marriage Conference

An opportunity to be part of the national dialogue on marriage and relationship education for the Catholic Church in Australia.

Bringing together dedicated leaders, teachers, marriage educators, clergy, counsellors, and parents who are passionate about Catholic marriage and want to be part of promoting the marriage culture.

From the Convenors

The Renaissance of Marriage conference series exists to draw together the nation’s best thinkers and practitioners on marriage formation throughout the life cycle for a feast of stimulating talks and workshops.

Continuing in the tradition of St John Paul, Pope Francis calls us to turn our attention to the practical applications of Theology of the Body. In a world that is fractured by broken relationships and widespread disillusionment, the healing mercy of God is desperately needed.

Join us as we collectively discern and discuss how we, as the people of God and leaders in his Church, can be both the ‘light on the hill’ illuminating the darkness and the ‘field hospital’ tending the wounds of the broken-hearted.

Organised in three streams (Youth/Schools, Engaged/Newlywed, Enrichment/Support), the program features high energy IMPACT talks followed by deep-dive workshops with each speaker.

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Dr Byron & Francine Pirola
Directors, Marriage Resource Centre


Australian Catholic Marriage & Family Council

“A renaissance refers to a re-birth, a renewal, or a rediscovery… Perhaps now more than at any time in our history we need a renaissance, a rediscovery and renewal of marriage. In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis has called on the people of God to renew our efforts in the marriage arena, boldly proclaiming our vision and extending the hand of mercy as we accompany each other in the journey towards holiness. The Renaissance of Marriage 2016 conference is a timely response and will be a unique gathering of experts across the nation united in the goal of advancing our understanding of Catholic marriage.  I commend it to marriage educators, clergy, teachers, couples, counsellors, parents and all who engage on the topic of marriage, relationship and sexuality education.”

Bishop Michael Kennedy | Bishop Delegate to the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council