Visible Sign

Welcome to Visible Sign the webpage of the Office for Family Life of the Archdiocese of Washington. Cardinal Wuerl reminds us that marriage and family life is created to be a “visible sign” of God’s love in the world. This website offers resources to help form, strengthen, and heal families in carrying out our mission to build a culture of marriage and family life.

View and download photos from the 2018 Jubilarian Mass Below!


Amoris Laetitia (On Love in the Family) – Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis

How we Help Marriage

The Church that helped prepare you for marriage is still here for you when you need help in your marriage whether you are experiencing a dry-spell or distance or if your marriage is in a storm, the Church is here to help.

How we Help Families

Knowledge and Skills
Marriage is work; in order to have a successful marriage the spouses must continually grow in their knowledge and love of God and each other. The following links provide opportunities to learn more about the Church’s rich teaching on marriage and family life and to assist with building skills all the days of your life.

Seek First the Kingdom Blog Series on the Family

 News from the Catholic Standard


Past Events

Jubilarian Wedding Anniversary Videos

75 Years of Marriage: Bob and Laurin

50 Years of Marriage: Nicola and Iolanda

25 Years of Marriage: Ephraim and Sussie

View photos from the 2018 Jubilarian Mass

Carla Ferrando-Bowling
Associate Director for the Family Life Office
[email protected]