Sacrament of Marriage: A Holy Calling

Course Level: Basic

Course Summary

Marriage is a sacrament and vocation embracing God's grace to build up the Body of Christ. John Paul II wrote that "The communion of love between God and people, a fundamental part of the Revelation and faith experience of Israel, finds a meaningful expression in the marriage covenant which is established between a man and a woman."(Familiaris Consortio #12)

In this course we will present the historical, theological and scriptural understanding of marriage in the Catholic tradition as we trace the roots of this sacrament. In this online course we will also explore the components of the marriage preparation process as outlined by the Pontifical Council for the Family as it derives meaning from this sacramental understanding. The ultimate goal of this course is to see the sacrament of marriage as an intimate and life giving relationship between a couple established by God which reflects the love of Christ and His Church.

This course is specifically designed for all individuals who are interested in deepening their understanding of the sacrament of marriage. It is also well suited for those involved in marriage preparation ministry who want to broaden their background.

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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