In the Catholic tradition, marriage is considered a sacrament—a visible sign of God’s grace and a sacred encounter between two baptized individuals. As outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the love shared in marriage reflects the selfless love that Christ has for His Church.
Holy Matrimony is not just a legal contract but a sacred vocation. The purpose extends beyond the happiness of the couple to include the procreation and education of children, the mutual support and sanctification of the spouses, and the fostering of a community of faith and love.
In the Catholic understanding, marriage is intended to be a lifelong commitment. The vows, “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part,” reflect the enduring nature of the bond between husband and wife.
The Catholic community plays a vital role in supporting married couples. Through prayer, fellowship, and ongoing spiritual guidance, the Church stands as a supportive community that helps couples navigate the challenges and joys of married life.