Congratulations on your engagement! 

The Church rejoices with you and is grateful for the gift of your loving commitment to each other.  The Church is one with you in prayer and loving support as you respond to God’s call in your life—living the fullness of your lives in marital love.

I assure you the Archdiocese is committed to assisting you to live this fullness of your lives in marital love.  This time of preparation is a blessing.  As you participate in your marriage preparation program, you will be enriched to live God’s call to holy love in marriage and family life.  I am confident that our Archdiocesan marriage preparation will provide you with life skills and faith formation to live your married life to its fullest, for the rest of your lives.  You can be assured of my prayers and may God bless you with His love and abundant graces.

Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
Archbishop of St. Louis

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For more information on marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, please contact Kitty Mandis at or 314.792.7182