Equipes Notre-Dame (Teams)
Teams is for Christian married couples who wish to assist each other to develop their married spirituality and relationship. Equipes Notre-Dame, known in GB as "Teams" was started in France in the 1940’s and has flourished so much that there are now 11,000 teams across the world with over 120 in Britain.
Teams has a specific and direct mission: to help couples, themselves, to live fully their sacrament of marriage. They do this with the support of a team using the Teams method. The founder, Fr Henri Caffarel, gave this "method" including monthly 'Team meetings' and a small number of 'endeavours' for couples.
The principle is to follow the new commandment which Christ, himself, gave us, namely Love: “You must Love the Lord your God with all your Heart, with all your Soul and with all your Mind… You must Love your Neighbour as Yourself.” Matthew 22: 36-40
Teams has a missionary objective: Teams couples proclaim to the world, by word and by the witness of their life, the values of Christian marriage.
Marriage: An Adventure in Love
Our Lady of Fatima
13th May - feast day an article about Our Lady of Fatima
Teams DVD on YouTube
Teams in the Northern Region have produced a superb 6 minute video illustrating Teams. The 5 couples and spiritual adviser talk about joining teams and what it has brought to their marriages.
International Leading Team Lent Letters
Bulletin of Friends of Fr Caffarel
Bulletin no 12, including reflections on the 11th international gathering.<Click here>
From Fr Jacinto - of the ERI (leading team)
.... "mission is to announce and bear witness to the world to the truth of life and of love, of that love that is obvious in the availability to ‘give life’ and even to ‘die of love’... " <click here to read>
The international leading team
Photos of the leading team are assembled <click here>
New Study Topic
The talks given by Fr Timothy Radcliffe at the Brazil Gathering have been made into a series of 8 study topics <Study topics page>
Website of the International Gathering in Brazil
July 2012 Photos, Programme etc
Teams members who wish to set up a standing order and gift aid declaration for their annual contribution are invited to complete the Word doc on the PC or by hand and send it to the GB treasurer whose address is on the form.
Equipes Notre-Dame GB is a registered charity in England and Wales. Registered Charity number 1044902
Click here for details on Charity Commission Website. It is listed under the name "Teams of Our Lady" - name change is pending.