Friday, October 30, 2009
More Graces of Catholic Tradition
Elizabeth Siddal, Lady Affixing Pennant to a Knight's Spear, watercolor, 1861.
The Church provides so many ways for us to fortify ourselves for the combats of life. Two that deserve more attention relate to the vocation of marriage.
David Kleinsmith has lovely pictures of a Solemn Betrothal. Taken several years ago, they were my first introduction to this ceremony.
Athanasius explains the Churching of Women after childbirth and includes pictures of his wife and new baby.
I'm sad that I didn't get to experience either of these wonderful ceremonies in my marriage, but I'm looking forward to them for my children.