Of Wine in the Jars - Wedding Homilies: Wedding Planning

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The well-known German spiritual director and author, Willi Hofsummer presents forty insightful homilies for weddings. They speak to the bridal couple as well as to the guests in such a striking manner that they take home with them a very concrete and memorable message. The sermons do not end at the church door but travel right to the living room of the parties. With each talk a symbolic gift is given to the bridal couple. A snail-shell, a rose, or a clothes pin become symbols ...
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The well-known German spiritual director and author, Willi Hofsummer presents forty insightful homilies for weddings. They speak to the bridal couple as well as to the guests in such a striking manner that they take home with them a very concrete and memorable message. The sermons do not end at the church door but travel right to the living room of the parties. With each talk a symbolic gift is given to the bridal couple. A snail-shell, a rose, or a clothes pin become symbols with a message.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780814622599
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Note from the Translator
Preface
Foreword
1 The Sign of Love (a rose) 1
2 The Sign of the Cross (a cross) 5
3 The Pitfalls We Meet (a butterfly) 8
4 Concerning Loyalty and Preservation of Marriage (a ring) 11
5 Open the Doors to Your Hearts (a key) 14
6 The Fire That Must Not Be Put Out (a wedding candle) 17
7 Stay United (a leaf) 20
8 Be Living Stones (a brick) 23
9 Line of Direction Is Important (a large spoon) 25
10 Be Light for the World (a candle with three wicks) 28
11 Concerning Wine in Jars (a jar) 30
12 Supported by God (a record player) 32
13 Clothe Yourselves with Patience (a small shell) 35
14 Reconciliation on the Common Journey (a ceramic rainbow) 39
15 Concerning the Need for Friction (a smooth stone) 43
16 On Reconciliation (a jump rope) 46
17 The Rings of the Tree (a cross-section of a tree) 49
18 Marriage: Not Subject to Purchase (seeds) 51
19 Concerning Love: The Key to Heaven and Faithfulness (a bouquet of flowers) 54
20 On the Way Together (a mountain climber's rope) 56
21 Marital Companionship, Partnership, Security, and Much More (bees) 59
22 Concerning the Roots, the Trunk, and the Fruits of the "Marriage Tree" (marriage tree) 63
23 An Old Custom with New Meaning (bread and salt) 66
24 Help Is on the "Pilgrim Way" of Marriage (pilgrim shells) 69
25 Hinge Your Marriage on God (a mobile) 72
26 About Little Words (a piece of fur) 76
27 About Oil in the Marriage Vessel (an antique oil lamp) 79
28 About Farsightedness (an embroidered picture) 81
29 Seek and Protect That Which Is Precious (a shell) 84
30 About Dreams and the Good End (a kaleidoscope) 87
31 About a Firm Foothold (a wagon wheel) 90
32 About Fidelity (a rosebush) 93
33 Healing (a small bundle of medicinal herbs) 95
34 About Healing Water (a holy water font) 99
35 What Binds Together (a large paper clip) 102
36 Remain United with God (a stalk of grain) 105
37 Concerning Light in Darkness (a decorated candle) 108
38 On the Common Expedition (a walking stick) 111
39 The Sacred Number Seven (a seven-branch candlestick) 114
40 Latch on to Happiness (a stepladder) 117
Scripture Index 121
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