Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples, priests and religious an experience of deepening relationships in a Catholic tradition. Our name defines who we are (worldwide) and what we do (encounter another). “Worldwide” means open to all, but it also reflects our unity.
Throughout the world, wherever Worldwide Marriage Encounter is present, there is conformity to the same concepts and values. “Marriage” refers to the spousal relationship between a married man and woman. In the wider sense, it also refers to the spousal relationship of priests and religious with the people of God. “Encounter” means “to meet” and it reflects the exposure of married couples and priests to the full meaning of their sacrament as they meet each other and Christ within their sacramental relationships.
WWME is faithful to the Catholic Church’s teaching that marriage is a covenant that exists between one man and one woman. Any reference to marriage or couple made by WWME is in this context.