Beloved – New Marriage Program Answers Call of Family Synod to Bolster Marriage

Media Advisory

WHATThe Augustine Institute is hosting a press conference to launch Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, a dynamic video program featuring more than 20 experts, which can be used for marriage preparation or marriage enrichment.

WHOTim Gray, president of the Augustine Institute, renowned Scripture expert, featured frequently in the media, including an upcoming CNN series; Edward Sri, theologian and best-selling Catholic author; Marta Brancatisano, professor of anthropology at PUSC – ISSR, author of several books on family, marriage, and anthropology—she and her husband have taught marriage prep and marriage enrichment for decades; Austen Ivereigh, Catholic expert and author, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope; and Pia de Solenni, award-winning theologian, expert on theology of woman and theology of marriage.

WHEN – Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5 p.m. Followed by a light reception.

WHERE – Aula Benedetto XVI, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce), Piazza Sant’Appollinare, 49, Rome.

WHY – Pope Francis and the extraordinary Synod of the family called for a renewal of marriage and the family. As many know, resources in this area are lacking. Beloved is a 12-part series (available in DVD or online) that has the potential to reach millions worldwide on any Internet streaming enabled device.

Currently, the Augustine Institute’s faith formation program, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is already being used in more than 3,000 US parishes and 11 other countries, including the Philippines, the United Arab Emirate, and the United Kingdom since its release in 2014.

As the newest release in the Symbolon series, Beloved utilizes beautiful cinematography, contemporary language and the highest quality technology to reach ordinary Catholic couples who hunger for a comprehensive understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage.

MORE INFORMATION – Subscription and purchase information for Beloved may be accessed at, a new and dynamic digital platform that brings the best Catholic digital and print materials to every parishioner in the parish. It is an all-in-one resource for the New Evangelization that meets the various formation needs in any parish — adults, married and engaged couples, young adults, youth and catechists.


ABOUT – The Augustine Institute was founded in Denver in 2005 and is now the third largest Catholic Master’s program in the USA training people for lay ecclesial ministry. It also serves students around the world through its online video distance education program, and opened a satellite campus in Orange County at Christ Cathedral in 2014. The Institute serves the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization. Through its academic and parish programs, it equip Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ. The Augustine Institute utilizes an advanced digital platform to make the Church’s teachings relatable and accessible to audiences worldwide anytime, anywhere and on any device.

For more information, or to schedule interviews with any of the visiting Augustine Institute Beloved experts, please contact Pia de Solenni (20-320-0333 or, or Lisa Wheeler (866-777-2313, ext. 700 or of Carmel Communications.


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