Wojtyła Community & Institute

A Family of Families

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Trusting The Rule of St. John Paul II, we are a family of families, striving for holiness, strengthening marriages, and living the truth of Humanae Vitae with JOY!

mission
Our mission is to support spouses who wish to follow the Rule of St. John Paul II. Through the Rule, he invites good, strong couples to become great in holiness! As a husband and wife open their hearts more to the grace of the sacrament, they become closer to God and to each other, and this produces lasting joy!

integral vision of the person
St. John Paul II said we need to see each person in two moments: who he is and who he is meant to be, seeing both the real and the ideal. He calls this the integral vision of the person. In following the Rule, we accompany spouses in the real, gritty, everyday reality, but always seeking and reaching for the ideal of Christian life-joyful unity with God.

conjugal spirituality
Conjugal spirituality is the relationship between God and the spouses, united as one. This new relationship is formed through the Sacrament of Marriage. This real spiritual union can be so profound, John Paul II says, that the spouses have but one interior life! Conjugal spirituality is also the key to finding unshakable joy and peace in your marriage. The Rule helps unlock this amazing gift of grace!

history
After reading the Rule for Married Couple Groups by St. John Paul II, Peter and Theresa Martin knew it had to be shared! They founded the Wojtyła Community & Institute (WCI) to bring the Rule to the English-speaking world! The WCI also supports those who wish to follow the Rule through leadership training, workbooks, dialogue journals, and more! The founding of the WCI was also a direct answer to the call of St. John Paul II. In these newly translated texts, he said when there s not a community that supports authentic marriage, the dignity of the person, and the cultivation of conjugal spirituality—it must be created!

community
St. John Paul II said spouses need heroic virtue to live authentically Christian marriages in this increasingly secular culture. In order to live this higher level of virtue, he says, you need the support of a committed community.

As Cardinal, St. John Paul II had launched an initiative of Married Couple Groups, directly after the promulgation of Humanae Vitae. The WCI follows his 6-point Rule in establishing Married Couple Groups, training the leaders, building community, praying together, and sharing our joy-filled love with the Church and the world!

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Enjoy reading the latest updates from the Wojtyla Community & Institute!

Read the Inspiring Advent issue of JOYFUL!

12/19/2023 - The Advent issue of JOYFUL! is ready to read! JOYFUL! is the Wojtyła Community & Institute's quarterly communique. With articles, insights, personal stories, as well as news about the details of upcoming events and retreats ...

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The Wojtyła Community & Institute Introduces JOYFUL!

10/10/2023 - The Wojtyła Community & Institute launches a quarterly communique: JOYFUL! With articles, insights, personal stories, as well as news about the details of upcoming events and retreats ...

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EWTN invites Peter & Theresa to Alabama for Interview.

09/01/2023 - The Wojtyła Community & Institute is excited to share that EWTN has invited Peter and Theresa Martin down to be on the "At Home with Jim and Joy" show!

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Pontifical John Paul II Institute recognizes Peter Martin as featured alumnus. Praises work on The Rule and with WCI.

8/23/2023 - WASHINGTON, D.C. The Pontifical John Paul II Insitute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America recently featured Peter Martin as their featured alumnus in an alumni email newsletter. The email included Peter's story ...

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FANTASTIC INTERVIEW. Watch Now! Peter & Theresa Martin on the Messy Family Project Podcast!

Mike and Alicia Hernon, from the Messy Family Project podcast, sit down with Peter and Theresa Martin interviewing them about St. John Paul II's Rule in this lively and entertaining exchange! watch here ...

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What are People Saying About THE RULE?!

Check out the latest PRESS on The Rule! OUR SUNDAY VISITOR: "JPII’s astonishing ‘rule’ for married couples available for the first time in English" by Katie Yoder March 20, 2023. WORD ON FIRE: "St. John Paul II’s Rule for a Joy-Filled Marriage" by Edyta McNichol APRIL 24, 2023. EPIC PEW: "Could Your Marriage Change The World? John Paul II Thinks So" by Laura Ricketts APRIL 19, 2023.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW BOOK: The Rule: St. John Paul II’s Rule for a Joy-Filled Marriage of Divine Love

Wojtyła Institute Press is excited to announce its inaugural book: The Rule: St. John Paul II’s Rule for a Joy-Filled Marriage of Divine Love. In this book, Theresa and Peter Martin offer us the first English translation of Cardinal Wojtyła’s Rule as well as two other texts. They have brilliantly taken the concise, six-point “Rule for Married Couple Groups” written by St. John Paul II and expounded upon it, using St. John Paul II's own words, to explain his key to deepening conjugal spirituality and finding lasting joy!

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Peter & Theresa were on EWTN's "At Home with Jim & Joy"