Matrimony

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Matrimony is the Sacrament which sanctifies the contract of a Christian marriage, and gives a special grace to those who receive it worthily.

1. It is the sacrament which sanctifies the contract of a Christian marriage, and gives a special grace to those who receive it worthily..
2. It is the beginning of new life/birth into the new life in Christ” This sacrament gives those who receive it wordily a special grace to enable them to bear the difficulties of their state, to love and be faithful to one another, and to bring up their children in the fear of God, strengthens their indissoluble unity and sanctifies them, on the way to eternal life.
3. It is a marriage covenant by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love.
4. By its very nature, it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as the generation and education of children (Can” 1055)
5. It signifies the union of Christ and the church