The Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Family Life had a pleasant surprise in December 2016 when it launched a marriage enrichment day for Hispanic couples.
Hispanic family ministry coordinator Martha Pezo-Marin said that although a modest-sized group was expected to sign up, more than 100 couples from 12 parishes in the archdiocese were on hand for the event, held Dec. 10 at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Meriden. In addition, she said, couples attended from three parishes in the Diocese of Bridgeport, one parish from the Diocese of Springfield, Mass., and one parish from Diocese of Paterson, N.J.
Father Angel Espinosa de los Monteros of the Legionaries of Christ, a priest from Mexico, was the guest speaker. He is well-known in the international Hispanic community for his ministry with couples, youth and families.