The Word Among Us

September 2018 Issue

A Little Coffee and a Lot of Jesus

How and why Witness to Love got started.

A Little Coffee and a Lot of Jesus: How and why Witness to Love got started.

The Witness to Love program began with kitchen table conversations at a house in Cajun Country, in Southwest Louisiana. Founders Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret saw a pressing need. Amid skyrocketing divorce rates, Catholic marriages were failing at rates near the national average. Traditional pre-Cana workshops and Engaged Encounter weekends needed help.

Mary-Rose and Ryan asked themselves what had helped their own marriage. They realized that marriage preparation needed to include the...


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