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


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

The first-ever published English translation of Cardinal Wojtyła’s Rule for married couples.

FOUNTAIN CITY, WISCONSIN– In April, 2009 the newspaper Il Messaggero published an Italian translation of the “Rule for Spouses” written by Cardinal Karol Wojtyła in 1968. This was the first time it had ever been made public outside of the Archdiocese of Krakow. 

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! 

In his forward, His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke states: “Theresa and Peter Martin, drawing upon their extensive study of theology and upon the grace of their marriage in Christ, have accepted the mission of bringing The Rule of Pope Saint John Paul II to the English-speaking public… It is my hope that the publication of The Rule and the service of the WCI will inspire and strengthen married couples to live more faithfully and deeply the mystery of conjugal love as God has intended it from the beginning.” 

Wojtyła Institute Press is the publishing arm of Wojtyła Community & Institute (WCI), a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to further the mission of spreading St. John Paul II’s Rule and help spouses live it. The WCI is prepared to assist couples who, after reading it, desire to live The Rule with other couples in Married Couple Groups. WCI offers workbooks, leadership, networking and other resources, so that groups can take the knowledge of The Rule and apply it to their everyday lives in order to deepen their conjugal spirituality and live a joy-filled marriage of divine love! Order your copy today at

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: PETER AND THERESA MARTIN were married in New Orleans in 2001. They began dating while studying abroad in Rome. During their engagement they answered a call to serve married couples, which took them back to Rome, both pursuing graduate degrees in Theology. They now reside in Wisconsin with their eight children. Peter is the Director of the Offices of Life, Marriage & Family and Communications for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, and Theresa is a homeschooling mother, author, and Executive Director of the Wojtyła Community & Institute.


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