June 4, 2012

Catholic Marriage Series: Introduction


"The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church.  It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sacntifies them on the way to eternal life."
- Catechism 1661


With our one year anniversary coming up in July, I am so thrilled to be hosting a series of guest posts on the sacrament of Matrimony.  I am absolutely convinced that a Catholic marriage is one of the most beautiful things in this world.   Every day I see God's love for me more and more in ways I never thought possible through my marriage to Thomas.  When we went through our pre-marital counseling, our priest talked with us a lot about how important it is to let our marriage be an example of God's love to others through the way we treat each other.  I thought this series would be a great chance for married Catholic couples to share God's love through writing about the beauty they have found in the wonderful gift of marriage.  


"How can I ever express the happiness of a marriage joined by the Church, strengthened by an offering, sealed by a blessing, announced by angels, and ratified by the Father?...How wonderful the bond between two believers, now one in hope, one in desire, one in discipline, one in the same service! They are both children of one Father and servants of the same Master, undivided in spirit and flesh, truly two in one flesh.  Where the flesh is one, one also is the spirit.
- Quote from Tertullian in Catechism 1642

Just let me know if you are interested in writing a post!  I am really looking forward to reading what everyone has to say.  I have one coming soon, and can't wait to post it! I am a sucker for reading about love and marriage! :) 

Love,
Caitlin 

12 comments:

  1. Ooo! Mandi and I both have anniversaries coming up in July also! I definitely will give some thought to a guest post for you...I just need to find time.

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    1. That would be wonderful if you have time! :)

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  2. I'm still in for a newlywed related post :). Hoping to catch up on some guest posts this Wednesday night!

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    1. Awesome! I can't wait to read it Stacy! :)

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  3. I'm excited to read these. 2 summers ago I went to 3 weddings (and a funeral) no joke my life was a movie. And 1 wedding was a baptist/non-denominational wedding and 2 were catholic weddings (1 with mass 1 without mass) and the difference between the catholic and non catholic weddings was astronomical!! I remember talking to a catholic that has been married for 40+ years and she said well you haven't been married until you are married in the catholic church! And she is sooo right!

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  4. Hey Caitlin! Reading this post made me super-duper excited about my future Catholic wedding! (November 10, 2012) Can't wait to read what other Catholic couples have to say about marriage, and I REALLY can't wait to be able to add my own story to the collection someday! :D

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    1. Congratulations on your engagement! I would love to hear your story! You could even write one about what it's been like preparing for marriage! :)

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    2. I'd love to! I'll get to working on it! :)

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    3. Awesome! I am so excited to read it!

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  5. Excellent read, I just passed this into a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that. never give up quotes

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