Friday, we attended the wedding of a dear couple we helped prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. The climax of the Nuptial Rite is the recitation of vows. These vows are integral to every Catholic wedding and are steeped with meaning.
In the Marriage Rite of the Catholic Church, the bride and groom are asked these questions:
“Have you come here freely and without reservation…”
“…to give yourself to each other in marriage?”
“Will you love and honor each other as man and wife for the rest of your lives?”
“Will you accept children lovingly from God?”