The sacramental principle teaches that all of reality is capable of revealing God.  To acknowledge this availability, the Church has established the sacraments which recognize God’s presence in some of the key moments of life, like birth, sickness, and meals.

Marriage is another place in which we meet God; it is another of the Church’s seven Sacraments.  The Sacrament of Marriage is an encounter with God who loves and blesses us through the love we have for each other.  The Sacrament is both in the ceremony, and in the lifelong daily exchanges between husband and wife.

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“As a sacrament, marriage signifies and makes present to the couple Christ’s total self-giving love.”

-United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Marriage Love and Life in the Divine Plan, 33

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