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Marriage Preparation Workshops (CANA)

  CANA: Marriage Preparation Workshop

A two day*, live-out seminar-workshop with psycho-spiritual approach for couples seriously contemplating marriage, for engaged couples or for married couples who have not had the benefit of marriage preparation.


The Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. Center for Family Ministries (RMT-CEFAM) has created this program:

a)       To enable couples to know one another in depth and to understand the dynamics of their 


b)       To enable couples to discern their compatibility and preparedness for a lifetime.

Process and Methodology:

1.   Lectures:

Areas of Focus:

Human Maturity

Authentic Love

Value Clarification

2.   One-on-one Professionally Facilitated Couple Dialogue on their:

Marriage Expectation Inventory

Genogram   (Psycho-Emotional Family Tree)


  • Marriage: A Path to Wholeness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Maturity for Marriage
  • Creative Dialogue and Communication
  • Authentic Love
  • Man-Woman Roles
  • Responsible Parenthood/Family Planning
  • Sensuality, Sexuality, Spirituality
  • Marriage as a Social Sacrament


·       November 10 & 11

·       December 8 & 9


                                             2019 CANA SCHEDULE

·       January 12 & 13

·       February 9 & 10

·       March 9 & 10

·       April 13 & 14

·       May 4 & 5

·       June 22 & 23

·       July 13 & 14

·       August 10 & 11

·       September 7 & 8

·       October 12 & 13

·       November 9 & 10

·       December 7 & 8


FEE: 6,500.00 / couple

Seminar Donation :  
Php 6,500.00/couple


   Venue:   Spiritual-Pastoral Center

               Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. Center for Family Ministries (RMT-CEFAM)

                Ateneo de Manila University Campus,

               Loyola Heights, Q.C.   


  Telephone Numbers: 426-4289 to 92


   Email:  cana.rmtcefam@gmail.com



       * CANA is also offered, on a case-to-case basis, as a one-on-one marriage preparation session. This is designed for couples who are not able to attend the regular weekend program. Usually, such couples are non-residents who are in Manila only for a limited time, or are couples with special concerns. A counselor is assigned to such couples for an entire day (i.e. 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM), for intensive sessions on all talks, tests and skills development activities taken up during the regular weekend seminar. It is highly recommended that couples attend the regular weekend because it provides them the opportunity to interact with other couples, and to learn from several speakers and couple sharers with varying experiences.  A one-on-one session, however, would allow a deeper and more intimate sharing of actual issues confronting a couple, which may need to be dealt with more extensively.

                                                                                                                                  Seminar Donation :   Php 7,500.00/couple

Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. has traveled a long way. He joined the Jesuit order fifty years ago, after emerging from both Benedictine portals (San Beda High School Class 1949)...

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