It does not end once you have won each other’s love... This journey of every day has a few rules that can be summed up in three phrases which you already said, phrases which I have already repeated many times to families, and which you have already learned to use among yourselves: May I — that is, “can I”, you said — thank you, and I’m sorry. ” This is the polite request to enter the life of another with respect and care. True love does not impose itself harshly and aggressively. And today in our families, in our world, which is frequently violent and arrogant, there is so much need for courtesy. In your relationship, and tomorrow in married life, it is important to keep alive the awareness that the other person is a gift from God — and for the gifts of God we say thank you! And in this interior attitude one says thank you to the other for everything. In general each of us is ready to accuse the other and to justify ourselves. At a certain point there was no more wine and the celebration seemed to be ruined. It is his presence that offers the “good wine”, he is the secret to full joy, that which truly warms the heart. Make it so that, like the wine in Cana, the exterior signs of your celebration reveal the Lord’s presence and remind you and everyone present of the origin and the reason for your joy. In the Fioretti of St Francis we find this expression: “For know, dear brother, that courtesy is one of the attributes of God, for courtesy is the sister of charity, it extinguisheth hatred and kindleth love” (Ch. It is not a kind word to use with strangers, to show you are polite. This began with our father Adam, when God asks him: “Adam, have you eaten of the fruit? But there is something that you said that I would like to address immediately because I do not want to let it slip away. Today so many people are afraid of making definitive decisions. But if, instead, love is a relationship, then it is a reality that grows, and we can also say by way of example that it is built up like a home. To build something here means to foster and aid growth.One boy said to his bishop: “I want to become a priest, but only for ten years”. But that is a general fear that comes from our culture. Today everything changes so quickly, nothing lasts long. Dear engaged couples, you are preparing to grow together, to build this home, to live together forever.You need to know how to say thank you in order to go forward in a good way together in married life. Marriage is also an everyday task, I could say a craftsman’s task, a goldsmith’s work, because the husband has the duty of making the wife more of a woman and the wife has the duty of making the husband more of a man. Helen has been linked to devotion to the Holy Cross.
Helen is offered to unhappy spouses as a heavenly patron who can truly sympathize with their anguish and offer prayers and on their behalf. Guntramnus He was King of Orleans and Burgundy in 561 and had married a woman named Mercatrude, which means Peacemaker. Later, when she fell seriously ill, and her doctor could not cure her, King Guntramnus had her doctor murdered.
Whatever the specifics, the two were in a relationship that produced an heir, Constantine, around the year 272 CE.
They remained together for at least 15 years, but in 289 CE Constantius, who was Roman Emperor Caesar, divorced Helena to enter into a politically advantageous marriage with a younger woman, Theodora, who was the stepdaugher of Maximian, Roman Emperor Augustus at the time.
Even those who tried to assassinate him were only imprisoned and not killed as others might have done.
One man, who attempted to stab the king, took refuge in a church and Guntramnus let him go free.
And this mentality leads many who are preparing for marriage to say: “we are together as long as the love lasts”, and then? You do not want to found it on the sand of sentiments, which come and go, but on the rock of true love, the love that comes from God.