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Assistance for Marriages in Distress

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Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29)

Married life can be difficult; sometimes the pain of the trails and hardships can be unbearable. In Christ and in his Church, we can find the peace that our hearts need and the tools to help us not only survive but thrive living out our vocation to married life.

Contact one of the ministries below for assistance. If you wish to speak to a priest or deacon, contact your neighborhood parish. Click here to find a parish near you.


Retrouvaille of San Antonio

(Pronounced: retro-vi with a long i) Designed to provide the tools to help get marriages back on track. It gives the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine lives together in a new and positive way. The next program begins September 27, 2019. See the Retrouvaille of San Antonio website for more information.

Phone  210-848-3278

Email  Email

Website  Retrouvaille of San Antonio Website

Worldwide Marriage Encounter (English), San Antonio

Provides couples a unique opportunity how they are living the sacrament of matrimony. The program emphasizes open, honest and loving communication to help couples deal with daily stress.

Phone  210-621-7659

Email  Email

Website  Worldwide Marriage Encounter, San Antonio Website

Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial (Retiro de Fin de Semana)

El fin de semana de Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial es una experiencia positiva y personal que ofrece a esposo y esposa, una oportunidad para aprender una técnica de comunicación amorosa que pueden usar por el resto de sus vidas. Es un tiempo para compartir sus sentimientos, esperanzas y sueños con el otro. El próximo retiro será del 28 al 30 de junio.

Phone  210-885-5176

Phone  210-387-6337

Email  Email

Spiritual Retreats (For Men or For Women)

ACTS Missions

Spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities by promoting, consulting in, facilitating and coordinating ACTS retreats.

LOCATION: 7711 Madonna Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216 (Directions)

Phone  210-342-1077

Email  Email

Website  ACTS Missions Website

Cursillos of Christianity

Cursillo (short course) is a 3-day weekend with talks presented by laity and the clergy. It provides the tools for living what is fundamental to living a Christian life and a means for preserving what is learned on the weekend. Weekends are available in English or Spanish. De Colores!

LOCATION: P.O. Box 5152, San Antonio, TX 78201

Phone  210-492-8788

Email  Email

Website  Cursillos of Christianity on Facebook

St. Peter Upon the Water

Two quiet houses are available for individual retreats.

LOCATION: 234 Indian Creek Rd., Ingram, TX 78025 (Directions)

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 509, Ingram, TX 78025

Phone  830-367-5959

Email  Email

Website  St. Peter Upon the Water Website


List of counselors

Counseling services from Catholic Charities

Spiritual Direction

St. Peter Upon the Water (A Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation)

Open to all persons seeking spiritual direction. Two quiet houses are available for individual retreats. To see a listing of spiritual directors and their parish location, click here.

LOCATION: 234 Indian Creek Rd., Ingram, TX 78025 (Directions)

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 509, Ingram, TX 78025

Phone  830-367-5959

Email  Email

Website  St. Peter Upon the Water Website

Resources for Marriages

For additional marriage resources and a list of national organizations, click here.