By: Anne DeSantis
A World Celebration of Marriage
The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith has a deep focus on the sanctity of marriage and the celebration of the beautiful Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Since 2015, our non-profit has made it one of our focuses to promote, educate, and encourage healthy marriages through the lens of the Catholic faith.
Ways to Support Marriage
On this day of celebration which is the World Day of Marriage, pray in a special way for all couples around the world who are married and those who are engaged to be married. Marriage has been under attack in a variety of ways through the years and especially in today's culture. When we offer our prayers, our care, and our time in promoting good marriages, we help to make our world a better place to live for all. This is the mission of the Church to foster healthy marriages and families throughout the world.
There are numerous avenues to support marriage both personally and globally, but perhaps the best place to start is within your own home or community. Praying for your marriage and other married couples, spending time together as a couple, and supporting marriages which are in trouble are ways to encourage strong marriages. Becoming well-catechized on the importance of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the gifts along with the responsibilities of the sacrament, and making a commitment to your own spouse in a greater way is a monumental course of action to promote marriage. Letting your family and your friends who are engaged or married know that you are there for them through prayer, concern, and love is a great way to let others know you are there as a support system especially through challenges.
Be sure to learn about and educate couples on Natural Family Planning as a key in marriage catechesis especially to engaged or newly married couples. Click this link HERE to be brought to the USCCB for info on NFP. There are a variety of resourses on-line on NFP, so be sure to learn more. Click HERE to be brought to the Outside Resources page for our foundation with several marriage, family, and NFP links.
Learn More About SRNF
The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation offers pastoral support for familes in crisis. The foundation offers care and outreach in a multitude of ways including those who have relationship issues, marriage-related concerns or questions, and several other facets which are covered on the website. Learn more about the foundation by going to the website at Nonnatus.org. The Church cares, and so does the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.