The question we seem to be fielding a lot these days is: why?
Why St. Joseph? Why January?
I promise you, dear guest, it was not to deter you from attending the wedding.
The answer is a combination of conditions including the church’s blessing. (Remember our manifesto? Having a a spiritual day with a Catholic ceremony was our first criterion.)
We chose to get married in St. Joseph because Kevin has been a member of the church, a lector, and we know our priest. Also the Benedictine community of CSBSJU has been an important part of our courtship. I think I can speak for both Kevin and myself when I say we identify with Benedictine values of hospitality, justice, peace, moderation and respect for others.
Patience is still a virtue I pray for regularly. So when all was said and done, the earliest we could marry was January. We seized the opportunity. We’ve been engaged for over a year and Kevin and I are altar-bound.
Regardless of your faith tradition, we appreciate that many of you are keeping the faith about the weather. We can’t say there won’t be snow or rain or ice or sunshine or warm temperatures on January 22nd, but there will be a wedding.
We hope you’ll join us.