Retrouvaille, a Catholic retreat program, provides a welcoming and loving space for couples who have been living with the misery of a failing marriage. The French word means “homecoming.”

“Retrouvaille offers hope: hope that it is not too late, hope of a different and better marriage,” organizers say. “Retrouvaille helps couples to show each other mercy through the opportunities it provides to listen, to forgive, to be reconciled and to move into their futures believing that God loves them and with his help and their efforts, their marriages can be healed and restored.”

For more information or to register for the upcoming Retrouvaille weekend in the area Oct. 11-13, call 503-225-9191 or visit