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São Paulo, Brazil -- Family Expedition

Marriage seen as an expedition—as a long trip that requires careful preparation and knowledge of where one is going and with whom. This was the focus of Family Expedition, an educational activity for young professionals looking forward to marrying soon. Held at the Sitio de Aroeira conference center, the program included classes in anthropology and practical case studies given by Henrique Elfes, philosopher and well-known writer, and by Dr. Valdir Reginato, a family therapy practitioner at the Federal University of São Paulo. Those taking part were given texts to read and study that included Pope Francis’ weekly audiences on courtship and the family. The concluding round table was presided over by Flavio Carvalho, an engineer and father of six children. The activity took place between August 28 and 30.

Romana, No. 61, July-December 2015, pag. 331.