Family and child

Associations of Families for Families

Christian, Catholic Individual and Family Retreats 

         Ours is a work in progress, personal, individual and family.  Our Christian principles are derived from Pope 

Saint John Paul II's Exhortation, Familiaris Consortio ( the Community of Family ).   We have identified ten principles or guidelines recommended by Pope John Paul II for the fulfillment of individual and families' lives set out in this website and the monastic-style retreats we offer. 

         We identify ourselves in the community of a Church alive in Jesus Christ and in the retreats we offer for individuals and families desiring a better understanding of themselves, of their families and their relationships with each other and with God.  Ou retreats are meant to be personal encounters with God in the ancient tradition of the Church's readings and prayers of the Liturgy of the Office of the Hours.

         For more information email me at [email protected]


In Christ,

Father Tom Bartolomeo

First Family and Child

"he emptied himself

. . .  coming in human likeness" 

Father's Day

He fathers best

Mother's Day

au naturel

Families for Families House and Retreat Center

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