The Humanum Series: 6 Films Promoting Beauty of Marriage

A three-day Vatican-hosted international and interreligious colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage is receiving a good deal of attention worldwide. 

Over 350 participants are taking part in the Nov. 17-19 gathering in the Vatican synod hall, bringing together representatives from 14 religious traditions and 23 countries to uphold the beauty and wisdom of marriage in the face of efforts to redefine it. 

One of the highlights of the meeting has been a series of six 15 minute videos underlining the importance and valuable contribution of marriage. Delegates have been significantly impressed by the films, and many have said how valuable they will be for instruction at a parish level and elsewhere.

Above is one of the videos, whose summary says:

The ancient, organic, and timeless design of man and woman has been revered across all cultures throughout human history. There is a singular wisdom and beauty of this complementarity that “fits” with the universe. The family, founded on marriage, is our first school in what it means to be human, how to love, to seek communion with and be a gift to another person: man for woman, and woman for man. This relationship between man and woman—including their sexual union and its fruits—is the very “grammar” of society.

All of the films can be found here.

You can also watch all of the interventions, including edited highlights, by clicking on the thumbnails here.  

More details on the conference can be found at In the interests of disclosure, I assisted with publicity of the event.