Expansion of CEE outside of the United States and Canada started as early as 1978, and expansions were mainly by couples or priests that had experienced an Engaged Encounter weekend in the USA.
In October 1990, representatives met together with the current and previous IL Team couples, Bob and Zorina Curnen and Ron and Ann Trudell. The result of this meeting was the formation of the “Louisville Statement” reproduced below. The International Representatives, meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, on October 3-5, 1990, unanimously agreed to form an International Committee of Catholic Engaged Encounter.
Our vision is that the Engaged Encounter weekend be lived together throughout the world; that God be pleased if our children and grandchildren can experience the same weekend together in every part of the world.