We have been a part of two circles during our four years in Domestic Church and in both cases have experienced a deepening of our prayer life and ability to discern God's will, greater understanding of the teachings of the Church, and the loving support of our fellow circle couples and priests. The yearly Summer Oasis retreat, while challenging, has helped us grow closer as a family by inviting us to take the time to solely focus on God and each other while leaving behind our day-to-day worries. Domestic Church isn't just something we do, but instead is an integral part of who we are.