Blessing of the newlyweds
The blessing is a very important part of the wedding in the Catholic tradition. It usually takes place in the bride's family home, is a great experience, especially for parents. They must say something sublime to their children in great emotion, which is not so easy. How to get through this touching moment? - it is best to practice a few words of speech prepared in advance or to memorize them.
How to prepare the table for this part of the celebration:
On the table we place a picture or a figurine of the patron saint of a young family, lit baptismal candles of the young and a wreath and a wedding bouquet, as well as the Bible and holy water with a sprinkler.
Then the eldest parent, presiding over the rite of blessing, he says goodbye and says:
In the name of the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Here are some suggestions for traditional wedding blessings.
1. Dear children, I entrust you and your love under the protection of the Mother of God and I bless you with all my heart. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2. Dear children, remember, that every day you must strive to keep the flame of your love alive. Try to live faithfully according to God's commandments and to your own conscience. I cordially bless you on your new way of life. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. Our Father bless our children, which you joined in love. May their love each day be a testimony of the love of Christ and of the Church. Let them go through their entire lives together until their old age. Let them enjoy healthy offspring and optimism in life. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
4. My dear daughter, you are leaving your family home today, let the home, which from today you will create yourself, was a source of happiness and realization for you. Be for your husband and your children a refuge of peace and support in everyday worries. Dear son, be a model of virtues, guardian of the teachings of Christ, the example of husband and father. Do not let, let anything destroy your love, which brought you to the altar today. I cordially bless you, beloved children, and entrust them to the protection of the Mother of God. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.