Experience Beloved: Finding happiness in marriage

Video series featuring prominent Catholics uncovers the mystery and meaning of the sacrament of marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2015 – Many Catholics and non-Catholics alike have questions about the Church’s teachings on marriage, including:

  • Does marriage matter?;
  • Christ as the centerpiece of marriage;
  • Conflict and communication;
  • Giving the total gift of self;
  • Building a thriving marriage;
  • Protecting the sacramental bond;
  • Sexuality and authentic love;

BELOVED: Finding Happiness in Marriage is a 12-episode video series that addresses all the aforementioned topics — and more. It explores the essential realities of marriage, dealing with the deepest spiritual, emotional and practical aspects of what the sacrament. BELOVED uses Scripture, Tradition and Church teaching to present God’s plan for marriage.

It’s a timely program, given that the World Meeting of Families and Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, both of which will address various topics concerning marriage, will be held later this year.

BELOVED features 46 presenters, including a number of prominent Catholics:

Dr. Edward Sri, Augustine Institute professor of theology and content director of BELOVED.

Dr. Timothy Gray, president of the Augustine Institute (Colorado), a dynamic new M.A. program in theology for the Evangelization in Denver. He also is professor of Sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Teresa Tomeo, motivational speaker, bestselling author and syndicated Catholic talk show host

Jason Evert, well-known Catholic speaker and author, and founder of the Chasity Project.

Chris Stefanick, well-known Catholic speaker and author.

Dr. Pia de Solenni, theologian, ethicist and cultural analyst, who serves as the Associate Dean of the Augustine Institute (Orange County), located at Christ Cathedral.

Patrick Coffin, syndicated Catholic talk show host.

Download the written and audio transcripts of the April 8 BELOVED tele-press conference, which featured Most Rev. Samuel L. Aquila, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Denver, Sri, Gray, Tomeo, Solenni and Lucas Pollice, M.A., the associate director of Symbolon at the Augustine Institute: http://bit.ly/1axwVoP.

Watch episode four of BELOVED, “Total Gift of Self,” in its entirety, and preview couple’s and leader’s guides that correspond to the episode, here.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/6xqGHqJGpbU.

For more information, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications. For general information related to the Symbolon series, or to request a review copy of BELOVED, please contact Rose Trabbic (239-867-4180 or Rose@Ignatius.com) of Ignatius Press.

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