Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church Friar Mariano D. Veliz, O.P., Parochial Vicar and Apostolate Director 4640 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 Email: frmarianovelizop@preachmypsalter.comPhone: (504) 488-2651, #249

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Sacrament of Matrimony in the Theology of St. John Paul II

The Sacrament of Matrimony

The sacrament of marriage is the specific source and original means of sanctification for Christian married couples and families. It takes up again and makes specific the sanctifying grace of Baptism. By virtue of the mystery of the death and Resurrection of Christ, of which the spouses are made part in a new way by marriage, conjugal love is purified and made holy: ‘This love the Lord has judged worthy of special gifts, healing, perfecting and exalting gifts of grace and of charity.’” - St. John Paul II (Familiaris Consortio, III. The Role of the Christian Family, Marriage as a Sacrament of Mutual Sanctification and an Act of Worship, 56)