Remain in My Love

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Initiative
for the Renewal of Marriage and Family Life

“By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.  As the Father loves me, so I also love you.  Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.” 
(John 15: 8-11)

Announcement of Remain in My Love

“Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announces a three year project, Remain in My Love, directed to every member of the clergy and lay faithful, and to every parish and institution, to reinvigorate our understanding, practices and celebrations of Christian marriage and family life.  There is a serious need to shift our previous approach to marriage and family life…” Read the full text here. 

Find out what’s happening each Year of Remain in My Love

Click a button below to learn more about each year.





RML families

First Year: May to December 2017 – Staff of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center 

Goal: Renewing Our Mission in Service to Married Couples and Families
Archbishop Chaput requests that staff of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center join him for three powerful sessions reflecting on the beauty of what Christ has revealed about marriage and family life. These gatherings will help us rediscover our shared mission to support, heal, and strengthen the married couples and families who have been entrusted to our care in the local Church of Philadelphia.

  • Part One: Three Remain in My Love Sessions for Pastoral Center Staff  
    (View the flyer for Year 1 Sessions)
    Session #1: Monday, May 8, 2017, 9:30am-11:30am or 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Session #2: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:30am-11:30am or 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Session #3: Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:30am-11:30am or 1:30pm-3:30pm

    Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Staff, click the red button below to RSVP for the sessions: 


  • Part Two: CanaVox Small Groups
    Staff of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (APC) are invited to participate in a 12-session CanaVox small group. These groups will be an opportunity to read and talk about some of the most urgent issues of our times concerning marriage and family. Readings will be taken from popular culture, scientific studies, and Church documents and will equip participants to dialogue with others in a compelling and informed manner about marriage and family issues. See below for a 1-minute video invitation to join a CanaVox small group at the APC.
  • APC Staff: View the CanaVox small group readings, schedule and topics of conversation 

CanaVox Group