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Matrimony | Physically Spiritual S2 E20

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

This episode of Physically Spiritual explores God’s vision for the Sacrament of Matrimony, and how marriage in the Church teaches us about God's love and how to give our whole life to the Lord.

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Headings

3:00 The Sacrament of Matrimony

6:30 The Vocation to Love

10:00 Possession & Stewardship

18:00 Mutual Gift

19:30 The Ends of Marriage

21:45 The Marriage Rite

28:30 The Effects of Matrimony

39:00 Marriage, the Primordial Sacrament

44:15 Marriage & The Eucharist

47:45 Receiving Grace from Matrimony


Notes

God who created man out of love also calls him to love the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. For man is created in the image and likeness of God who is himself love. Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. It is good, very good, in the Creator's eyes. And this love which God blesses is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over creation: "And God blessed them, and God said to them: 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.'" Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1604. - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P51.HTM
"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." Ibid. 1601 - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P50.HTM

The Sacrament of Matrimony - Aquinas 101 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRH5WSeIIag


“This grace proper to the sacrament of Matrimony is intended to perfect the couple's love and to strengthen their indissoluble unity. By this grace they "help one another to attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and educating their children." Ibid. 1641. - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P54.HTM
“Christ dwells with them, gives them the strength to take up their crosses and so follow him, to rise again after they have fallen, to forgive one another, to bear one another's burdens, to "be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ," and to love one another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love. In the joys of their love and family life he gives them here on earth a foretaste of the wedding feast of the Lamb” Ibid. 1642. - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P54.HTM
“In his mercy God has not forsaken sinful man. The punishments consequent upon sin, "pain in childbearing" and toil "in the sweat of your brow," also embody remedies that limit the damaging effects of sin. After the fall, marriage helps to overcome self-absorption, egoism, pursuit of one's own pleasure, and to open oneself to the other, to mutual aid and to self-giving.” Ibid. 1609. - https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P51.HTM

Marriage is the Primordial Sacrament - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/marriage-an-integral-part-of-new-sacramental-economy-8563


“Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word,” Ephesians 5: 21 - 26 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/ephesians/5
“The "sincere gift" contained in the Sacrifice of the Cross gives definitive prominence to the spousal meaning of God's love. As the Redeemer of the world, Christ is the Bridegroom of the Church. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of our Redemption. It is the Sacrament of the Bridegroom and of the Bride. The Eucharist makes present and realizes anew in a sacramental manner the redemptive act of Christ, who "creates" the Church, his body. Christ is united with this "body" as the bridegroom with the bride. All this is contained in the Letter to the Ephesians. The perennial "unity of the two" that exists between man and woman from the very "beginning" is introduced into this "great mystery" of Christ and of the Church.” St. John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem, 26. - https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/1988/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_15081988_mulieris-dignitatem.html

Attachment Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_theory See also

https://positivepsychology.com/attachment-theory/


“Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?” Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit.” John 3: 3 - 6 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/john/3

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