Matrimonium: How Married Couples can be a Light to the World


At the launch of the Archdiocese of Hobart’s Matrimonium Project, Byron and Francine Pirola share about the sacred nature of marriage, it’s importance to the Church and society, and how married couples can be a light to the world.

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In this podcast:
  • 2:52: Marriage doesn’t make sense. Yet every culture has marriage as its centre. It is ordinary, yet extraordinary.
  • 5:05: Why is marriage important in the Church?
    • 5:22: The First Century Jewish context of Christ’s teaching
    • 12:55: Being a married apostle of Jesus Christ – the role of communicating the intimate nature of Christ’s love for us.
  • 16:17: The wonder of marriage is a lived reality
  • 18:52: Marriage is not something that we should exclude from the sacred.
  • 22:30: Your marriage will inevitably affect the people around you, so we must strive to be a witness to Christian marriage
    • 25:57: Marriage is a public relationship: It is personal, but not private.
    • 28:22: Witnessing to marriage might be difficult, but God gives us the grace of the Sacrament.
  • 29:37: Little gestures make the difference. Small practical tips for marriage.
  • 33:40: The “co-responsibility” of the laity with the clergy for the work of the Church. The need for lay people to take initiative and assist our bishops and priests.
    • 40:54: How can married couples help with the work of the Church?
  • 43:55: The call to Matrimoium couples.

This talk was part of the launch of the Matrimonium Project in the Archdiocese of Hobart. For more information, visit the Archdiocese of Hobart website, and the Archdiocesan news article on the Matrimonium Project launch.

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