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"Marriage is the icon of God's love for us." 

Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, n. 121

Annunciation Ministries logo meaning

BLUE RING = Husband

PURPLE RING = Wife

GREY RING = Fruitfulness 

CROSS = Christ

DOVE = Holy Spirit (Can you see it descending in the cross?)

GOLD RAY = Love radiating


EXPLANATION:

God the Father created marriage between a man and a woman as an intimate community of love and for their own well-being and for having and raising children.


God the Son redeemed the natural institution of marriage and, for Christians, raised it to the dignity of a sacrament. "By coming to restore the original order of creation disturbed by sin, [Jesus] himself gives the strength and grace to live marriage in the new Reign of God. It is by following Christ, renouncing themselves, and taking up their crosses that spouses will be able to 'receive' the original meaning of marriage and live it with the help of Christ. (CCC 1615)." By virtue of the husband and wife’s baptism, Christ dwells in and radiates from Christian marriages. 


God the Holy Spirit animates Christian marriages. When we are baptized, the Holy Spirit enters into us and dwells in us and equips us to uniquely share the love of God with others. Christian married couples radiate God's love to the world in unique ways. 


Why three rings? Marriage is most often depicted by two rings; however, we include a third because married couples (all married couples, not just Christian married couples) are called to fruitfulness (whether or not they are able to have children). Unity is procreative.


“THE ROYAL DESTINY of marriage, 
which is a community of love as in the Trinity, 
is to beget something outside of itself. 
The nuptial chalice is too small for the love it contains, and therefore it must overflow.” 
Venerable Fulton Sheen, Three to Get Married, pg. 152

“God will ask each person on judgment day: ‘Where are your children?’ 
Generation there must be, either physical or spiritual.” 
Venerable Fulton Sheen, Three to Get Married, pg. 111

Marriage "is how God most effectively reveals his eternal unity to the world. Not through volumes of theology or long sermons, but rather through the sign of marriage--the public witness of the life of a loving couple."  Donald Cardinal WuerlThe Marriage GOD Wants For You, pg. 101