Greetings in Christ's name to the Catholic Faithful:

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. As you may have learned, today's Church places severe hardships on your choices regarding your marriage or remarriage in the Catholic faith. The decision you make today may have far reaching effects on your being permitted to receive future Sacraments, to baptize your newborn children, to attend in Catholic schools and even to be buried in a Catholic consecrated cemetery.

The mission of our Ordre is to not only make the Sacrament available to you, but to make your Sacrament truly personal and unique. Our ceremony, which includes Communion and Absolution for the bride and groom assures you the presence of God and the Holy Spirit. God will touch your heart and change your lives forevermore. A loving ceremony that both you and your guests will feel the most profound sense of joy in recalling, long after the confetti or rose petals have disappeared. 

Our love and compassion in administering the Sacraments has resulted in the Ordre receiving the highest honours. Selected to form the Honour Guard that greeted His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Strasbourg when he addressed the Council of Europe, we have been featured internationally on television and in the news media. Our Ordre was honoured by having the confidence of the Cardinal-Archbishop of Paris Jean-Marie Lustiger. This honour extended to our partipation in the ceremonial appearances of Cardinal Lustiger.

For a thousand years our French Religious Ordre has ministered to the Catholic faithful. By virtue of our valid Sacraments and Holy Orders in the Roman Catholic apostolic succession* we are able to provide you with a valid Holy Sacrament of Matrimony under our religious and martial jurisdiction.

If you are experiencing difficulties with Church policies, or simply demand the right to make decisions regarding your future destinies, our Ordre may have the only Catholic Answer attainable to you recognized by Church authorities. Remember, we don't just say this -- we guarantee it in writing! As you will note in this Web Site even such matters as birth control and AIDS are treated differently in Europe. Don't be deprived of your valid Sacrament.

The concern of our Ordre is to be pastorally sensitive to the needs of the Catholic faithful that request our ministering of the Sacraments from us. Our Ordre agrees with the Jesuit theologian Father Joao Batista Libanio that ,

"the canonical right has to be respected, however, we must always interpret the canons as Christ would considering the Spirit of the Law".


We suggest your booking of your nuptials as early as possible. Many couples reserve their wedding date as early as two years in advance, and we do not wish to disappoint anyone. Remember, our Sacraments and ceremonies are secured by a $50,000.00 written assurance for your peace of mind.

May we speak frankly to you for a moment about the donation for the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Matrimony? We strive to always follow the rigid prohibitions placed upon us as a Religious Ordre in service to God.

From the Rule of Saint Benedict, Chapter 57 French Religious Rule,
"Whenever services ...are provided to the community, those responsible for the services must not dare to practice any fraud. Let them always remember Ananias and Sapphira, who incurred bodily death (Acts 5:1-11) lest they and all who perpetrate fraud in monastery affairs suffer spiritual death. The evil of avarice must have no part in establishing prices, which should therefore, always be a little lower than people outside the monastery are able to set, so that in all things God may be glorified.          (1 Pet 4:11)

Saint Benedict, the father of western monasticism, wrote these words in 6th century Italy. But the practices he decreed for his monks are sound business advice for us today. To the best of our ability, we try to provide all humanity the most ethical, compassionate and concerned caring, reminiscent of our Order's commitments to charitable and kindly disposition for all our fellow men.

Therefore, we do not charge a fee for witnessing the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. The stole donation is a United States Government approved tax - deductible donation to charity.  

Consider this our gift to you as you begin your new life in God's family. 

May God abundantly Bless you and your loved ones.

The mission of The Ordre is not just to provide the Sacraments, we wish to make your Sacraments truly personal and unique.

 

 

*Given with the imprimatur (1951) and approbation of Joseph Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago and fifty Roman Catholic theologians and scholars. The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (Rome, 1975) state, "the Pastors of the Church have the duty and the right to be vigilant lest the faith and morals of the faithful be harmed. . .publication of writings concerning the faith should be submitted to the Church's approval."

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