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Pope Francis Homily for Wedding

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On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14, 2014) the Holy Father received the vows of 20 couples, joining in the Sacrament of Marriage.  This is an excerpt from his homily, highlighting the beauty of sexual difference:

“The love of Christ, which has blessed and sanctified the union of husband and wife, is able to sustain their love and to renew it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost, wounded or worn out. The love of Christ can restore to spouses the joy of journeying together. This is what marriage is all about: man and woman walking together, wherein the husband helps his wife to become ever more a woman, and wherein the woman has the task of helping her husband to become ever more a man. This is the task that you both share. “I love you, and for this love I help you to become ever more a woman”; “I love you, and for this love I help you to become ever more a man”. Here we see the reciprocity of differences. The path is not always a smooth one, free of disagreements, otherwise it would not be human. It is a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times turbulent, but such is life!”

2 responses to “Pope Francis Homily for Wedding”

  1. J Webb says:

    Till death due you/we part too bad it doesn’t
    say till one of us forgets/sets aside one of the vows – and refuses to confer with a father or marriage counsel – we are different for a reason and should allow each other to feel like a man or woman and not as a room mate with physical love and touch of skin while we still have bodies. sex is not for angels its 4 humans

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