Thought-provoking. It made us think deeply about our relationship.
Mr Carl Pillay and his wife, Sharon, shared these thoughts with CatholicNews after attending a special Stations of the Cross for Couples at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
The spiritual exercise, held on the evening of March 27, was jointly organised by Worldwide Marriage Encounter (ME) Singapore and the parish.
It aimed to help married couples reflect on their marriages in light of the Stations of the Cross.
For example, at the 14th station (when Jesus is buried) the reflection question for participants was, “If I were to be laid to rest tomorrow, would I have loved you enough for you to experience God’s love?”
The experience was refreshing for Mr Mark Lim and wife, Janice.
“The reflection questions were very well thought-out, especially in relation to our relationship,” said Mrs Lim. “It is a nice programme to do as a couple without the presence of our children so we can really focus on each other.”
Nearly 80 couples attended the service, more than half for the first time.
The Stations of the Cross for Couples was initiated by ME two years ago. This year, the organisation collaborated with the Church of the Holy Spirit to invite couples outside the ME community.
“ME hopes to work with more parishes to bring more of such programmes to the wider Catholic community in future,” said Mr Alphonsus Gregory.
He and his wife, Cyrine, are ME’s National Coordinating Couple.