Marfam Marriage and Family Life Renewal Ministry

Considering that everyone belongs to a family and that 99+% of the Church consists of laity living in family relationships of various kinds in the world and in line with the SACBC Pastoral Plan, of Community Serving Humanity as well as the model of the family as the domestic church and the Church as the Family of God it is our mission:

  • To invite a greater awareness of the needs of the family as the domestic church.
  • To source and provide suitable resource material for family strengthening, enrichment and promotion of the spirituality of marriage and family relationships and daily life.
  • To develop and distribute resources for family catechesis.

Recent Newsletter Articles

Ngome, a place of prayer, a call to repentance in our times

Ngome, a place of prayer, a call to repentance in our times

Prayer and Repentance, Is that what most people experience when they visit this beautiful pilgrimage site in northern KZN?  While it is not right in the middle of the populated hills it isn’t far from the many goings on in rural Zululand. There was mention of the...

REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from Thoughts for the Day August 2019

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Thoughts for the Day August 2019

August 23rd . At a Day of Reflection for widowed people some white widows were shocked when they heard from some of the black widows how they were treated after the death of their husbands. In some families and groups they were rejected.  Some took away their...

Are we South African women whinging too much or not enough?

Are we South African women whinging too much or not enough?

We’ve passed Women’s Day and are not even half way through Women’s month and I don’t know if I am one of the few who feel sick and tired of all the whinging about how badly women are treated.  I kind of love that word “whinging.”   It means to protest or complain in a...

Women’s Lib matters, but…..

Women’s Lib matters, but…..

Women’s lib has been around for ages, literally ages. Or probably more correctly about an age.  Throughout history there may have been initiatives by women, for women, for greater equality but it is in the last few centuries, call it “the secular era” that women’s...

Reflections.   Extracts from August Thoughts for the Day

Reflections. Extracts from August Thoughts for the Day

Women’s lib has been around for ages, literally ages. Or probably more correctly about an age.  Throughout history there may have been initiatives by women, for women, for greater equality but it is in the last few centuries, call it “the secular era” that women’s...

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Marfam Thought of the Day

Short Faith and Life Thoughts around family issues and the theme of the month are provided each day for reflection, sharing, discussion and prayer. Using the well-known SEE-JUDGE-ACT approach, a short life situation introduces an extract from one of the daily scripture readings followed by a quotation from writings of Pope Francis or similar.

Marfam Weekly Newsletter

Our newsletter blog section aims to offer food for thought on a relevant current issue from a family perspective.

Some extracts from Thoughts of the Day, relevant Reads and Events and Current Resources are provided for information and use.

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