Growing in Friendship with God as a Married Couple

January 15, 2014

At weddings, if the bride and groom are called upon to speak about what has just happened, they will almost invariably smile or tear up as they say, “I’ve just married my best friend.” Our best friends, of course, want what is best for us, and help us to be better. So how does the friendship between a man and a woman in marriage relate to the spouses’ friendship with God? This Saturday evening at 7:00 P.M., Thomas Petri, O.P., will address this question at the St. Ignatius Marriage Matters Theology on Tap, with a talk entitled “Growing in Friendship with God as a Married Couple: Insights from St. Thomas Aquinas and Blessed John Paul II.” Thomas Petri, O.P., received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America. He has written a book examining the relationship between John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and St. Thomas Aquinas, which is forthcoming from Catholic University of America Press. He currently serves as Vice-President and Academic Dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. A flier with complete details for the talk can be found here.The talk will be held in Polk Hall at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754. See the St. Ignatius website for directions.

Image: Joszef Rippl-Ronai, My Parents after Forty Years of Marriage

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