The Movement of the Teams of Our Lady seeks to promote
an "authentic married love" that not only leads to God, but also to a more intimate and enriching relationship with one's
spouse. The Movement offers married couples the experience of living in a true Christian community along with the concrete
means to grow and progress, as a couple, in the love of God and the love of neighbor. Sharing both
as a couple and with other couples can lead to a deeper spiritual life.
What Is a Team of Our Lady?
A Team of Our Lady is a Catholic community of 5 to 7
sacramentally married couples and a Spiritual Counselor (ideally
a priest), who choose to work together to achieve a common goal--growing closer to the Lord in and through their love for
each other. In order to attain this goal, they utilize the concrete means and techniques developed by the Movement.
How Does it Work?
A key feature of the Teams method
is the monthly meeting that consists of:
· Discussion on a study topic
promote personal and couple spiritual growth, Teams of Our Lady proposes that its members undertake a number of
specific practices called "endeavors." These endeavors aim to keep couples focused
on growth in mutual love and love of God. The Team provides
the support and encouragement needed to persevere. The six Endeavors are:
1. Regular Reading of the Word of God
2. Daily Personal Prayer
3. Daily Prayer as a Couple
and Family 4. Monthly Sit-Down
5. Rule of Life
6. Annual Marriage Retreat
the Magnificat Daily
the Monthly Team Meeting
3. Prepare the Monthly Study Topic, as a Couple
4. Contribute Annually to the Support of Teams
5. Have an Annual Team Evaluation and Commitment
the Quarterly Team Newsletter
7. Extend Hospitality to Other Teams
8. Attend Team Sessions and Sector Events
9. Attend an Extra Weekly Mass (as a Service
10. Imitate Christ in Your Daily Life
Seeking More Couples: We currently have
several Teams in Oregon with openings for more couples. If you are interested, please contact us. Information meetings can be arranged
for individual couples or groups.
History of the Movement
The Teams of Our Lady movement was chartered in 1947 in France and has spread worldwide.
In the United States since 1958, the movement continues
to grow throughout this country. Teams of Our Lady is an international lay movement officially recognized
by the Holy See as a lay institute under the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The Teams of Our Lady
are under the patronage of the Blessed Mother. Her canticle of joy, the Magnificat, is the daily prayer of the Teams.
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