Section 21 – Holy Matrimony

The Holy Matrimony shrine reminds us of the consent by which the spouses mutually give and receive one another and is sealed by God himself. The covenant between spouses is integrated into God’s covenant with man: “Authentic married love is caught up into divine love.” GS 48:2

The Mary Gate of Heaven shrine is a reminder that Mary is called the “Gate of Heaven”, because Our Lord is in Heaven and she is the way to Him. As our Lord came to us through Mary, so must we go to Him through her.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.