Brian and Maureen Devine

Married 52 years ago, aged 19, Brian and Maureen have 7 children and 14 grandchildren. Their faith deepened through involvement in Marriage Encounter, becoming its National Leadership in 1980. Subsequently, they created and ran a Christian Retreat Centre, primarily for couples, initially on Brian's business premises, then in their home for nineteen years. They are trained Spiritual Directors and in their 50's gained BA's in divinity from Maryvale, then Masters in Theology at Heythrop. Other responsibilities included marriage preparation  and leading an association of marriage groups in their diocese. Currently they coordinate TWO IN ONE FLESH, publishers of books on Marriage.