About TEAMS OF OUR LADY (TOOL)
Teams of Our Lady is an international movement to enrich marriage spirituality. The aim of the movement is to help couples live out a married spirituality and to discover the full richness of the sacrament of marriage.
Each Team is made up of five to seven couples and a Spiritual Director/Priest. Meeting monthly in each other’s homes, Teams provide support and encouragement to the couple in their spiritual journey and daily lives.
The team becomes a close community. The Team couples inspire one another through their living examples of faith, and share with one another their struggles and successes, on their way to holiness. Couples grow in communication and spirituality through life in a team.
“The Teams of Our Lady have as their essential aim to help couples to strive after holiness – no more, no less”. Father Henri Caffarel
Team members strive to live out Endeavours, which assist in their spiritual formation as a couple and individuals. The Endeavours are slowly introduced over the course of many meetings and are easy to incorporate into daily life.
What are the Endeavours
• Daily personal, couple and family prayer
• Regular reading and reflection on the Bible
• Attending an annual retreat as a Team
• Having a monthly ‘sit down’ as a couple to discuss spiritual and family matters
• Following a personal ‘rule of life’
“Marriage is a way to holiness” — Father Caffarel