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
Representatives from every continent, a total of 17 couples, including one from the Muslim faith, participated in the Holy Wine and Holy Blessing Ceremony in the German workshop center Camberg.
On the eve of the event the couples attended a lecture on family relationships and listened to the testimony of a young 2nd Gen couple.
More than fifty parents gathered at the seminar centre in Camberg, Germany, for a Parents Matching Convocation (PMC) on the weekend of 7-9 October. Organised by the Blessed Family Department (BFD) with European Second Generation Department (ESGD) support, these events offer practical and spiritual support to parents who are working to find a spouse for their son or daughter. 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
5,000 couples from 65 nations received the marriage Blessing from True Parents on the third anniversary of Foundation Day, and amongst them were six couples who participated in the central event with 3,000 couples in Gapyeong, Korea via live stream in the night from Friday to Saturday. Continue reading
This documentary about the February 2015 Blessing was broadcast on Flemish Belgian TV channel EEN on 1 February 2016, as part of a series «Via Annemie», now in its 3rd season. This series is watched by over 1m people in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The Idea of the European Blessed Family Department from its inception was always to build a network of carers, educators and therapists who can serve the families of our communities, and help each other to develop and improve as we go along. 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