About The Books

Conjugal Love

by The Friends of Father Caffarel

Conjugal Love provides the reader with deep insights into the wonder and greatness of Christian marriage; its sacramentality, spirituality and the challenges of the lived experience in today’s busy world.
The book is a comprehensive study on the vocation of marriage based on the couples call to love. Marriage is:

“The only community based on a sacrament!”

Conjugal Love takes you through the journey couples make in Christian marriage, through all its stages, its highs and lows, its joys and crises.

An International Team, ‘Atelier Mariage’, at the heart of Equipes
Notre-Dame, the worldwide Movement for married spirituality, researched and authored this book across multiple cultures and languages, taking into account the challenges faced by couples, endeavouring to live the Gospel message in today’s world.

Its observations, research and reflections are presented here, largely based on the writings of Father Henri Caffarel, founder of Equipes Notre-Dame, who had great influence on the thinking and teachings of the Second Vatican Council on marriage, family and Church. His prophetical influence continues to this day.

In 2019 this book was published in French as: “ L’Amour Conjugal, Chemin vers Dieu”.

“Father Caffarel taught the greatness and beauty of the vocation of marriage and, anticipating the fruitful orientations of the Second Vatican Council, he highlighted the call to holiness linked to married and family life. He knew how to bring out the major aspects of a specific married spirituality that flows from baptism and that underlines the dignity of human love in the plan of God.”
-Saint Pope John Paul II


The Spirituality of Married Life

by John Cogavin

In this thought provoking book, John Cogavin, sets out to demonstrate how every wife and husband, despite imperfections, can deepen and develop their relationship through their spirituality.

Reflecting on personal, Christian and married spirituality the book goes on to delve into the timeless question: What is Love?

Tracing the history and significance of marriage in society, the book unfolds the fundamentals of the commitment of love, involving the totality of each person as they grow as a couple in friendship, fun and freedom to become what it is they wish to be in their own space, time and place.

The Spirituality of Married Life: can give a once-in-alife time opportunity to step back from the hectic pace of life, to reflect on your own spirituality from a holistic and married perspective.

John writes from his own life experience. He is married to Elaine and they have three adult sons. The book reflects their search together as a couple supporting each other in finding real meaning and purpose in their married life.


Contact us directly

For more information, or to order copies of the book directly, please contact the author directly at: John Cogavin (contact@marriedspirituality.com).


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Find it in Irish book shops

The Spirituality of Married Life is also available for sale in the following Shops:

  • Hampton Books, Donnybrook
  • Dubray Books:   Blackrock.
  • Dubray Books:Bray.
  • Dubray Books: Rathmines.
  • Dubray Books: Stillorgan.
  • Mount Merrion Parish, Bookshop.
  • Divine Master, Liturgical Centre , Whites Cross, Blackrock.
  • Divine Master, Liturgical Centre, Athlone.
  • Foxrock Parish, Bookshop
  • Guardian Angels, Parish Bookshop, Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock.
  • Killmacud Parish, Bookshop.
  • Bookshop, Maynooth University Campus, Maynooth.
  • Bridge Street Books, Wicklow Town
  • Books Upstairs, College Green, Dublin 2
  • Veritas, Lwr Abbey Street, Dublin 1
  • Village Bookshop, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
  • Knock Bookshop, Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo
  • Galway Cathedral Bookshop.

On line availability from:

  • www.kenny.ie
  • www.marriedspirituality.com
  • www.garrattpublishing.com.au. (Australian Version)
  • e-books and Kindle versions from all main online book stores