Mary, Erin, and I had a simply lovely time talking about our topic of Marriage and Family on the Faith and Good Counsel Show on July 23, 2013. Having just returned from a glorious weekend in which our Catholic faith and the sacrament of marriage in every sense of the word was lived and breathed, I felt moved by the Spirit to share this experience with our listeners as an illustration of what is waiting for those who choose to accept – in their wholeness – the beautiful teachings of the Church with regard to marriage and family.
The beautiful bride – Shannon – just happens to be none other than the precious younger sister of my co-host Erin Franco! I hope that you will tune into hear about this beautiful experience of the journey to holy matrimony for this lovely couple, and how the choices they made in love and obedience to Holy Mother Church have led them to this beautiful place in their lives – and how this example starkly contrasts to what secular culture promotes.
Every human heart was created for authentic love, and it is my desire that you will be moved in your spirit as we share a real life example of how one couple – through many joys and sorrows – has chosen the path of virtue that has been rewarded with the gift of each other. I would ask your prayers for Shannon and Myles that the Lord will bless them with a long and joy-filled life together in union with the Holy Trinity, the gift of children through the openness to life, and with the blessed hope that their sacramental love and communion with the Church, with family, and with each other will one day reach its fulfillment in assisting one another into eternal life in the Beatific Vision.
Saints from whom we may ask for intercession for marriage:
- Blesseds Zelie & Louis Martin, parents of St. Therese of Liseux
- Elizabeth LeSeur (not yet at named saint, but certainly a powerful intercessor!)
- Saint Jane Chantal
- How to find your soulmate without losing your soul (Jason & Crystallina Evert)
- Man and Woman He Made Them (Free Link to St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body) Also found in book form here.
- Works by Christopher West
- Works by Kimberly Hahn
Our Lady of Good Counsel, pray for us!