One Catenian wife, when giving a pulpit presentation about what her husband’s membership of the Association meant to her, described the Association as “the best kept secret within the Church”. She described the pleasure and enjoyment she had experienced being the wife of a Catenian, saying she felt that the slogan ‘strengthening family life through friendship and faith’ was indeed a reality. She went on to say that although membership is restricted to men, the Association could be more accurately described as a group of families, with an active social calendar geared to the mix of the members’ families. She confessed that at first she found it difficult to adjust to an organisation which asked for nothing more than one’s friendship, with some of those friendships running very deep. There was no hidden agenda and no politics. She described how when her mother died she had been inundated with calls and cards offering practical and spiritual help. The Catenian Association has Faith at its core, but there is no requirement for wives to be Catholics. A great many are not, yet play an active and fulfilling role within the Catenian family.