Separation or divorce is never part of the plan. Even when necessary, separation or divorce carries complicated emotions and is often accompanied by immense grief and pain. Please know that you are not alone. The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface offers support, encouragement, and resources as you pass through this difficult transition to a new life with hope and healing. Please also visit: Archdiocese of Saint Boniface - Ministry to Divorced and Separated 

Support Programs

A weekend program, Beginning Experience is intended for those suffering the loss of a love relationship as widowed, divorced or separated, who are ready to come to terms with that loss and move forward with their lives.

  • Helps grieving persons focus on their experience and emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning.
  • Offers an opportunity, through God, for turning the pain of loss into a basis for positive growth.
  • Founded by a Catholic nun and rooted in the Christian tradition, the ministry’s open, inclusive spirit serves those of all faiths.

2023 Beginning Experience Weekend Date in Winnipeg to be announced. Please check back here for information or contact Marie at the Office of Marriage, Family and Life: 204-594-0274 or

Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them answer their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. Offered as an online course or a series of DVDs - available to borrow by contacting Marie at the Office of Marriage, Family and Life: 204-594-0274 or

Counseling and Support Services


The Marriage, Family and Life Office at the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface can offer suggestions of professionals and organizations that can journey with you in a way that is respectful of your faith life.

Please email to request a List of Therapists and Mentors who are Catholic, Christian & 'Catholic-Friendly'.


  • DivorceCare is a nondenominational, Bible-based support program.  They have a particular ministry, “Surviving the Holidays” which is useful during that stressful time.

  • Divorced Catholic provides a variety of resources including workshops, books and daily reflections.  

  • Journey of Hope contains both free and commercial resources to help Catholics who have experienced divorce.

  • The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation offers prayerful accompaniment to individuals and families affected by divorce. They offer free consultations with Spiritual Moderator/priest.

Video Presentations

With thanks to the Archdiocese of Vancouver for sharing these videos from their series of presentations from 'Hope, Healing, and Belonging'.





Alice LeCunff

Telephone: 204-594-0267


Other Marriage Tribunal Offices in Manitoba:

Regina Regional Tribunal Saint Boniface Branch
Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
151, de la Cathédrale Avenue
Winnipeg  MB  R2H 0H6

Archdiocese of Winnipeg
1495 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg  MB  R3T 2C6

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg
233 Scotia Street
Winnipeg  MB  R2V 1V7

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