On May 24th to 27th, five couples and five staff met for a Blessed Couples Retreat in Czech Republic.. We kicked off the retreat with a delicious dinner and an unexpectedly exciting round of bowling! Continue reading
We just held a “25+ Matching and Blessing Preparation Workshop” in Neumühle, Camberg, from 14-17 April. Organised specifically for this older age group and their parents, this was a new style of workshop that we intend to hold twice a year. Continue reading
Eighty people gathered at the Parents´ Matching Convocation in Gräevenwiesbach Youth Hostel, Germany, from Friday 19th. to 22nd. November.
This was another opportunity for parents to learn how to go about the responsibility of matching their adult children, and also to ‘network’, meeting other parents to share fellowship, as well as
perhaps receive Heaven’s guidance to find the ‘right family’. About 40% of participants came
simply to observe and learn, rather than to present their children. This way they were able
to gain confidence before starting the process of matching their children.
Report by Kurt Sattlberger
Nov. 13 – 15, 2009
14 people, among them 5 couples, gathered at “Haus Regenbogen” in Seebenstein to face this wonderful topic with the support of Kurt and Bernadette Sattlberger
Report by Kurt Sattlberger
Austria, Sept 18. -20. 2009
It was a really moving experience nine brothers and sisters went through during the weekend Sept 18 – 20 at the seminar house “Schmied an der Straß” in Gaflenz, Austria. Among the participants were one couple and a mother with her grown up daughter. Continue reading
From Nov. 08 till May 09 the first “Basic Training for a Life rooted in Heart” took place in Gaflenz, Austria under the title “Realizing the dream of the True Self”.
Finland, 9th and 10th May 2009
Twelve 2nd generation young people between 17 and 21 years old attended the full program of the Blessing workshop on the weekend of 9th and 10th of May 2009. The young people and their parents as well as other adults attending – partly or in full – are so very grateful for Geros Kunkel to have agreed to come to Helsinki to conduct the workshop here in the far north. Also, Geros had agreed to convey all the contents of the normally 3 day-workshop in merely a two-day weekend.
In 1995 when True Parents ‘globalised’ the Blessing people began coming to the ceremony with far less preparation that those who had been Blessed before that time. This led to by no means all, but many relationships ending in what came to be called the ‘breaking of the Blessing’. I began counselling members who had experienced one, two or even three matchings which never came to the fulfilment of the Blessing! It was greatly troubling for me, not to mention the pain of broken hearts for those going through this! I have also been very concerned that the dignity and value of the Blessing itself was being eroded and damaged.