Teams of Our Lady

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Teams of Our Lady is an international Christian lay movement that works to enrich married spirituality for couples who seek to live their marriages sacramentally.  Teams provide new opportunities to increase and improve prayer life, helping couples support each other and grow closer to God and to each other.

Teams of Our Lady has been active in the Sacred Heart and surrounding parishes for 40 years.

A team is comprised of four to six couples whose marriage is recognized in the eyes of the Catholic Church.  The team meets once a month, rotating from one home to another.

Some teams might have a Chaplain or Spiritual Counsellor as part of their team.  The Chaplain/Spiritual Counsellor comes to the meeting to share equally and contribute uniquely to walk with the Team in their Christian journey.

The team shares a simple meal with some personal sharing of their previous month, prayer, sharing on the endeavours, and a discussion topic.  The endeavours are the heart of the spirit of Teams.  The team becomes a close community that can inspire one another through their living examples of faith, and share with one another their struggles and successes on their way to holiness.

Couples from all stages of life (newly married, child rearing and empty nesters) can be part of Teams.  It is not parish based, but it is advisable for couples to live in the same geographic vicinity. 

Teams is not a bible study group, nor is it a group where you talk about the ups and downs of married life (unless you want to).  Teams of Our Lady, a gift of the Holy Spirit, is offered to couples throughout the world in order to help them live out their married spirituality.


  • To read regularly the Word of God
  • To spend time in personal prayer each day
  • Each day to pray as a couple or family
  • To Sit-Down at least once a month with your spouse, inviting Christ to be present with you
  • To develop and maintain a Rule of Life; that will enable your spiritual development
  • To make a retreat each year
To learn more about teams please visit our website:

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Chris and Luisa Elliott
Teams of Our Lady (Merton 4)