Our Engagement Story

With John, everything has symbolism and meaning. So, he brought along a bag of surprises and here's

how he asked ... 

 

The mission we wrote for our relationship is to live in 

simplicitas et humilitas cum compassio et caritas, cum delectatio. That is, "simplicity and humility with compassion and charity, with delight." 

 

We hope to be ambassadors for Christ, as in 2 Cor 5, and to reflect His righteousness always, each as individuals and both together.
 

Like in Spe Salvi, where Pope Benedict XVI wrote: "This real life towards which we try to reach out, again and again, is linked to a lived union with a 'people,' and for each individual, it can only be attained within this 'we.' It presupposes that we escape from the prison of our 'I,' because only in the openness of this universal subject does our gaze open out to the source of joy, to love itself—to God."

Our Mission

 

The Mass

The Nuptial Mass was held on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 6:30pm at St. Patrick's Church in John's hometown of Bangalore, India.

February 1 is the vigil of the feast of the Presentation and Purification in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40) and we're thrilled about the significance of this special date!  On this feast day, we presented ourselves to the Lord, and presented ourselves to each other.  

We chose the colors of navy and white as our “theme” colors.  Navy is the color of John’s alma mater, St. Joseph’s Boy's High School, and so is a reminder of St. Joseph himself.  White is a reminder of the purity of Mary, the Mother of God. 

Indian & American Traditions

 

It was very important to us to honor traditions from both of our cultures. Here's how we did it ...

Blending Konkani & American traditions

A Marriage Prayer

 Please join us in praying for all who are married and engaged...

 

Lord, help us to give each other the same deep and selfless love that You give to us.  Allow our love and hearts to remain pure throughout our married life. 

Help us to remember when we first met, and the strong love that grew between us. 

To work that love into practical things so nothing can divide us. 

We ask for words both kind and loving, and for hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive. 

Dear Lord, we put our marriage into Your hands.  

Amen.

 

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