Marriage is a challenge. Whether a couple is newlywed, raising a family, or “empty nesting”, the call to grow together in love is ever present. Often couples find they are living in a social climate where forces and stresses are at work that can undermine both their marriage and their faith. All over the world, couples have found a way to meet their desire for growth in love and faith through the Teams of Our Lady (TOOL) movement.
A team is a group of five to seven couples that have decided to join together to find support in their efforts to lead Gospel lives. The team meets once a month, in each other’s homes, for a simple meal and in a spirit of friendship share their experiences of the previous month. After dinner, the mood shifts to the more obviously spiritual as the team reflects on scripture and prays. Finally, they discuss study material on married life and faith. The team meeting is truly a unique gathering – lively and enjoyable, yet structured and meaningful.
TEAMS OF OUR LADY IS...
An international movement of married couples whose purposes in the Movement and in Team life are:
growth in the spiritual life of the couple and family through a program of prayer and study
growth in communication between husband and wife with a developing intimacy through shared prayer and regular in-depth talks
a way of life designed to make their Christian faith a daily living experience
The movement does not impose a particular type of spirituality on its members, but rather Teams couples agree to practice a spiritual direction that includes:
Interested in TEAMS OF OUR LADY?
daily individual, couple, and family prayer
regular reading and reflection on sacred scripture
a monthly husband and wife discussion of family and spiritual matters
an individual "rule of life" for personal improvement
If you are interested in learning more about Teams of Our Lady at St Ann please email
Davin or Angela Bernstein.