Inauguration of the 60th pre-marriage preparatory course on Friday, 2nd April, 2021.
30 couples participated in this course.
The day began with the Divine Liturgy, followed by a spiritual meditation on “God is love”, the first point of family spirituality, followed by introductory lecture about the institute and its services.
HB Patriarch “Ibrahim Isaaq” honored and blessed the opening. In his speech, he encouraged the couples to build Christian families, following the example of the Holy Family of Nazareth, and HB praised the mission of “Saint Joseph Institute” in preparing those who are about to get married considering current circumstances and challenges of the present era, especially technology and Social Media.
He offered each couple a copy of the letter of Pope Francis regarding the year of “Saint Joseph- Patris Corde ”, “with a fatherly heart.”
He presented the Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of Love- Amoris Letitia ” and concluded with the family prayer.
The first day included three lectures:
-Lecture on the medical aspects presented by Dr. Marie-Claire Mounir, included an explanation of the biology of women. Understanding women wonderfulness in giving and offering and emphasizing the wonderful nature of the reproductive system. Special guidance of medical aspects towards correcting distorted perceptions of the beautiful meaning of love.
-The second lecture by Dr. Mounir Farag was continuation of the medical aspects, the physiological and anatomical explanation of the male reproductive system, clarifying the anatomical similarities between man and woman.
– Dr. Mounir Farag presented a lecture on Natural Family Planning, emphasizing the definition, the spirit and concept: Are they contraceptives? What are the fundamental differences? The natural method: It is a way of life for birth control, its culture is a culture of life, lived and shared by the spouses together, and it is a method created by the laws of nature. The natural ovulation method, or Billings (the most accurate of them): its goal is the happiness of the spouses and the achievement of pregnancy without exorbitant research.
-The third lecture presented by Dr. Marie- Claire introducing the practical aspects of Billings method, its benefits, and an explanation of how to register and follow up table registration table with every girl.
Waiting for you in the next episode on Friday, May 21, with four interesting and varied lectures and workshops.