On October 8th, 2011 at around 3 in the afternoon, Cristina and I were married at Our Lady of Good Counsel in New York City!
God is too good to us. Our wedding day was beautiful, things went smoothly and we were both able to fully enter in to the Sacrament, laying our lives down for one another as sacrifices of love.
One of the most beautiful parts of the Liturgy was the Litany of the Saints.
After being inspired by the Holy Spirit, (and with special permission from our Bishop) Cristina and I felt called to lay down everything as part of our wedding vows to one another.
Just as priests and religious lay prostrate as they make their vows to God, we felt called also to make this act of love during our wedding.
As one of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal C.F.R. chanted the Litany of the Saints, both Cristina and I laid prostrate (Cristina with a little difficulty in her dress!) as we vowed to take on the cross that we had each previously carried as singles. Lying there defenseless, we both committed our lives and souls to God by entrusting them to our spouse. We committed our dreams and goals and our past and future in sacrifice to one another.
What a blessing to know the presence and intercession of all of our friends in heaven! What privilege to share this day with so many professed religious and priests!
In a very profound way we felt the prayers and intercessions of the entire Body of Christ – and of you, even if you weren’t specifically praying for us on that day! Thank you!
Now 2 weeks married, we ask your prayers for this Sacrament in which we are one flesh. Pray that we might learn to love completely without limit, being fully responsible in our new mission – fighting to bring one another to Heaven!
Thank you again and may God bless you!
Category: Married Life