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Our Anniversary

Today is our 48th wedding anniversary.  We remember a beautiful, sunny day and a small country church, St. Francis, in Cranberry Prairie, OH.  The years have been very good to us and God continues to bless us every day.  So … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

This Sunday the celebrant at our parish was a visiting pastor from an African American/Hispanic parish in Chicago.  From the time he got to the altar he drew people in and the entire celebration was different.  He insisted that people … Continue reading

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Praying for All Marriages

We usually tend to write about marriage specifically in terms of husband/wife relationship issues. This week, however, we discovered a prayer titled, “Intercessory Prayers for Married Couples. The prayers are in the form of a litany – each line begins … Continue reading

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Should Wedding Traditions Change with Society?

The month of June is traditionally the month for weddings.  We have had several conversations recently as we read or saw report on TV and the internet about how weddings are changing, along with marriage itself.  Many things are changing, … Continue reading

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Bob’s Reflection on the Wedding Feast at Cana

We are working with our pastor, Fr. Terry Keehan, exploring why people marry and why they stay married.  One of the tasks we set for ourselves is to each write a short reflection on the Gospel story of the wedding … Continue reading

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Rita’s Reflection on the Wedding Feast at Cana

We are working with our pastor, Fr. Terry Keehan, exploring why people marry and why they stay married.  One of the tasks we set for ourselves is to each write a short reflection on the Gospel story of the wedding … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Marriage Celebration Question 3

Question 3: The style of the celebration of marriage Your Holiness, in these months we are making many preparations for our wedding. Can you give some advice to celebrate our marriage well? Make sure that it is a real treat … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to Engaged Couples, Question 2

As we promised last week, this week we share with you the the second question  Pope Francis addressed in his talk to engaged couples on Valentine’s day. Question 2: Living together: the “style” of married life Holiness, to live together … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Marriage that Lasts Forever

On Valentine’s Day Pope Francis met with engaged couples in St. Peter’s Square.  He had couples submit questions to him before the meeting and he chose three that he responded to as he spoke to them  His responses speak to … Continue reading

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Is there a Difference between Multiplying and Being Fruitful?

Discussions of marriage and its purpose often start with this biblical quote from Genesis 1:28. New International Version 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the … Continue reading

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