Transformed in Love Consultation and Training

We want to help you implement Transformed in Love marriage preparation program.


What is Transformed in Love?


Transformed in Love: Building Your Catholic Marriage is a marriage preparation program developed in the Archdiocese of Boston under the direction of Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap. and with the assistance of over 40 highly qualified individuals.

 Transformed in Love is a new program that responds to the pastoral challenges of current cultural attitudes toward marriage and family. It is evangelical, catechetical, formational, inspirational and effective!

Committee members and contributors to the development of the program included a bishop, judicial vicar, canon lawyers, theologians, psychologists, priests, deacons, religious sisters, and married couples.

General Program Information:


  • 12 topics
  • 16 hours (includes meals and breaks)  
  • Various formats (weekend retreat, 2 days, 4 sessions, 12 sessions)
  • Typically run by a team of 3-6 married couples and a priest     chaplain
  • Materials include presentation slides
  • Team Member and Leader Guide includes detailed talking points
  • Engaged Couple Workbook includes activities and resources

For more information about Transformed in Love, please visit: www.TransformedinLove.com


Our Services for Transformed in Love

Annunciation Ministries is thrilled to receive both Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM. Cap.’s, and the publishers, Pauline Books & Media’s, blessing and endorsement to offer parishes and dioceses consultation and training services for Transformed in Love.

Many of our team members were part of the development, and now implementation, of this program within the Archdiocese of Boston and believe it is one of the best program available to prepare couples for marriage and want to help you implement it in your parish or diocese!

Please note, however, two important items about our services. First, if you are from a parish within the Archdiocese of Boston, we ask that you contact the archdiocese of Boston's Family Life Office regarding you interests in Transformed in Love as they provide similar services for those within the Archdiocese of Boston. Second, Transformed in Love is a "teach-out-of-the-box" program and does not require any training to run the program. We simply want to help, if you are interested in assistance. The Leader and Team Manual is comprehensive and meant to provide you with all of the information you need to run the program. The publishers have created an excellent website with additional password protected resources, coaching videos, etc. for all who purchase the Leader and Team Manual. Some dioceses provide their own support and training for Transformed in Love. If you contact us and your diocese provides training, we will put you in contact with diocesan leaders who provide the training in your area.

If your diocese does not offer support or training for Transformed in Love, we offer four service packages, depending upon interest and need (see chart below for more details), to help you implement this excellent program:

  1. Consultation
  2. Consultation and Training
  3. Consultation, Training, and Team Coaching
  4. Consultation, Training, Team Coaching and Piloting

Our Service Packages:


Consultation Package

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  • Manager from
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Training Package        

  • Personal Project
  • Manager from
  • Annunciation
  • Ministries
  • Information
  • sessions for clergy
  • and laity
  • 1-day (8-hr) on-site
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Training & Coaching Package

  • Personal Project
  • Manager from
  • Annunciation
  • Ministries
  • Information
  • sessions for clergy
  • and laity
  • 1-day (8-hr) on-site
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  • Team Coaching
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Training, Coaching & Pilot Package

  • Personal Project
  • Manager from
  • Annunciation
  • Ministries
  • Information
  • sessions for clergy
  • and laity
  • 1-day (8-hr) on-site
  • training
  • Team Coaching
  • Full pilot program at
  • your parish/diocese
  • (run by Annunciation
  • Ministries)
  • Pilot Program Report
  • (data entry,
  • analysis, report)

Description of Services:

NOTE: If a Project Manager is available within driving distance, services will be in person. If this is not possible, the services will be provided via the web (Skype) and/or phone, with the exception of the on-site training and pilot.

Service Description of Service
Personal Project Manager from Annunciation Ministries You will be assigned a personal Project Manager who will walk you through the process of implementing Transformed in Love at your parish or in your diocese.
Information sessions for clergy and laity Information sessions are provided to elicit interest and involvement from clergy and married couples. Sessions can range from 30 minutes - 2 hours depending upon your preference.
1-day (8-hr) on-site training Live 8-hr training at your location offered by one person or a couple from Annunciation Ministries.
Team Coaching
This service provides one-on-one in-person, web-based or phone coaching for each topic presenter (or couple) with a qualified Annunciation Ministries Team Coach. Each of your Team Members will be able to ask questions, practice their presentation and receive constructive feedback to prepare for their presentation. In-person coaching requires access to parish meeting space. Web-based coaching requires user to have a computer and web-cam.
Full pilot program at your parish/ diocese (run by Annunciation Ministries)
This service provides an entire team of trained and highly qualified Annunciation Ministries Team Members to travel to your location to “pilot” the program in your location. The purpose of this service is to allow your team to observe the entire program as part of their preparation for your first locally run program. We ask that a minimum of 6 married couples and a priest commit to observing the entire pilot program.
Pilot Program Report (data entry, analysis, report)
The Transformed in Love program includes three surveys that are to be completed by participants: 1) pre-program survey, 2) post-program survey and 3) program evaluation. This service provides data entry, analysis and report of all surveys from the pilot program. This provides valuable information to you and your Team regarding effectiveness and changes in attitudes and behaviors of participants.

Some of Transformed in Love: Building Your Catholic Marriage endorsements:

  • Transformed in Love is the premier resource for those who take seriously the imperative to bring marriage preparation to the next level.

    David and Mary Brennan (Bellingham, MA)
    Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Committee and Transformed in Love Team Members at St. Brendan’s Parish
  • Transformed in Love was undoubtedly one of the best things we did during our engagement. We came into the program looking to learn more about each other and the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage, and we came out of the program enriched, enlightened, and totally excited to be husband and wife.

    Katie Gohn and Benjy Sung (Waltham, MA)
    Engaged to be married at St. Michael Parish in North Andover, MA
  • Transformed in Love provides a contemporary, comprehensive and thoroughly Catholic approach to marriage preparation that will greatly assist couples in understanding and embracing the many dimensions of their vocation. A particular strength of the program is the way in which it considers important issues like communication, finances and sexuality in the broader and deeper context of virtue, liturgy and spirituality. Transformed in Love has the potential to help engaged couples lay a foundation that will last a lifetime.
    Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades
    Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • This is by far the best resource which I have seen for this crucial task of formation. [ ] …evangelization of the couple is primary.

    Paul S. Quist, MDiv, STL (Rome)
    Marriage and Family Pontifical Lateran University
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