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A glorious blessing given to women at the Traditional Nuptial Mass May 7, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Latin Mass, Sacraments, sanctity, Tradition, Virtue.
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I had not been to a Traditional nuptial Mass until this past weekend. It was glorious. My wife has many pictures and video I would love to get uploaded.  I was struck by this blessing given by the priest to the wife after the Pater Noster. It is definitely no longer part of the nuptial Masses in the Novus Ordo.  I thought the sentiments it conveyed and the blessings it imparted were so sublime.  They are no doubt very offensive to modern feminist ears. So be it. I think a wife given the virtues below would be very blessed indeed. I pray that more and more spouses of both sexes may receive such blessings, AND strive to conduct their lives in consonance with all the virtues listed below!

O God, who by Thy mighty power didst make all things out of nothing; who having set in order the elements of the universe and made man to God’s image, didst appoint woman to be his inseparable helpmate, in such wise that the woman’s body took its beginning out of the flesh of man, thereby teaching that what Thou hadst been pleased to insittute from one principle might never lawfully be put asunder; O god, who hast hallowed wedlock by a mystery so excellent that in the marriage bond Thou didst foreshow the union of Christ with the Church; O god, by whom woman is joined to man, and that union which Thou didst ordain from the beginning is endowed wtih a blessing which alone was not taken away either by the punishment for Original Sin or by the sentence of the flood; look in Thy mercy upon this Thy handmaid, who is to be joined in wedlock and entreats protection and strength from Thee. May the yoke of love and of peace be upon her.

True and chaste, may she wed in Christ; and may she ever follow the pattern of holy women: and may she be dear to her husband like Rachel; wise like Rebecca; long-lived and faithful like Sara.

May the author of deceit work none of his evil deeds within her.

May she ever be knit to the faith and to the commandments. [I love it…….”knit”]

May she be true to one husband and fly from forbidden approaches. May she fortify her weakness by strong discipline.

May she be grave in demeanour and honoured for her modesty.  PrincessGraceReceivesCommunion

May she be well taught in heavenly lore.

May she be fruitful in offspring.

May her life be good and sinless.

May she win the rest of the blessed and the kingdom of Heaven.

May they both see their children’s children unto the third and fourth generation, and may they reach the old age which they desire.

Per unum Christum Dominum nostrum……..

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Congratulations to Josh and Sarah!

I wish my wife could have received this awesome blessing!

 

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