Weddings are one of the most beautiful celebrations in the lives of two people, their families, and their friends. Wedding gifts are an important part of the celebration and perfect for the couple as they help them make those first few months and years that much easier. Many times couples use their wedding gifts for years and remind them of that special day throughout their lives. Silverware, bedding, and other typical wedding gifts certainly save the new couple time and money but consider the impact of catholic wedding gifts on a new married couple.
Blessed Pope John Paul II is remembered for saying that “marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls.” Catholic wedding gifts are essential in helping both spouses renew that “act of will” each and every day. A marriage without God is on very rocky ground and catholic wedding gifts remind the couple of their center which should always be God's love.
Catholic wedding gifts include everything from Catholic Bibles, catholic books, catholic framed poems, personalized catholic crosses, and more. These wedding gifts serve as a constant reminder to a newly married couple of both their wedding day and their foundation in God. Here are a couple of the most important catholic wedding gifts which every couple would benefit from.
- Catholic Family Bible – The Catholic Family Bible is a large Bible full with beautiful illustrations. These Catholic Bibles are made to last for many, many years. Their art is beautiful and perfectly suited to be the first depictions of Bible stories their children will likely see. A Catholic Family Bible keepsake is one of the staples of any catholic home and makes a perfect wedding gift.
- A Catholic Handbook for Engaged and Newly Married Couples – This short 154 page book by Frederick Marks, PhD is one of the most highly praised catholic books or married couples. Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J. calls the book “outstanding for its practicality and for its fidelity to the Catholic faith.” This book offers clarity, encouragement, and practical advice which any catholic married couple could benefit from.
Catholic wedding gifts are simple but also vastly important to helping couples face years which will hopefully be full of love with only a few bumps in the road. The sacrament of Holy Matrimony starts a new chapter in the lives of two people who are about to embark on a new journey together. With any luck the wedding gifts they receive will be used by God to bless them and any new additions to their family for years.