Post-Synod book launch on marriage

UnknownOn the heels of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, The Lay Centre is pleased to host the launch of the Italian edition of an insightful book regarding marriage as a lifelong commitment. The event will be held Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 4 p.m.

A cuore aperto: riflessioni sul significato del matrimonio is a collection of more than 20 articles that offer reflections on marriage from theological and philosophical perspectives, as well as from personal experience. In the current culture of uncertainty and transience, the book seeks to relay how it remains profoundly meaningful to understand marriage as a shared path that leads to maturity.

Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn, the editor and founder of the International Academy for Marital Spirituality (INTAMS), will be joined by three theologians and two magazine editors in a discussion of the book’s content.

Those joining the discussion include: Giulia Paola Di Nicola and Attilio Danese, editors of “Prospettiva Persona”; Donna Orsuto, director of The Lay Centre & Pontifical Gregorian University; Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi, INTAMS Chair for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality, Catholic University Leuven; and David Dawson Vásquez, Catholic University of America, Rome Center.

The discussion will take place in English and in Italian, with simultaneous translation.

The English translation of the book titled, Close to Our Hearts: Personal reflections on marriage, was published in 2013.

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