Cana Week in the UK
Take some time out for your marriage ... including the children
Take time to talk and pray together
Living as a couple a step of forgiveness and healing
Share with other couples
Enjoy the fruits of the sacrament of marriage
This "week" (usually six days) is open to all couples and its aim is just to let them have a time to be together as a couple.
Almost 20,000 couples from some fifty countries have attended a Cana session since 1980, something you only do once.
This is an opportunity for couples, both those whose relationship is going well and those who are in difficulties, to be together, to take stock of their situation, to re-establish a dialogue and to rediscover their sense of unity.
The whole emphasis is put on the married relationship:
A time to rediscover the meaning of marriage, of the family, as it is today, talking about the things that really matter to you, such as dialogue, forgiveness, sexuality, commitment.
A time to share the difficulties and the riches of life as a couple with others.
A time to open yourself up to the activity of God, which today as yesterday, shapes a marriage, “... male and female he created them.”
A time to celebrate the joys of marriage and the family together.
The children are invited to their own Cana programme and are looked after by a team of volunteers who organise their activities, games and recreation within a programme adapted to their age and particular needs.