Thursday, June 14, 2007

Our Betrothal



Eleven years ago on June 15, 1996, Michael and I celebrated our engagement with friends and family at the Thomas residence outside of Frederick, Maryland. It was the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fr. Vincent Campi, one of the chaplains at the Frederick Visitation Academy, and the main celebrant of our nuptial Mass, was there and gave us a special blessing. Some now notorious Catholic bloggers were also present. It was a beautiful party. We were married a few months later, in November. Share

10 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

Congratulations!

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks, Terry.

Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

What a beautiful photo! I can feel the joy. May God bless both of you.

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks, Joshua. I think my dad took the picture.

Anonymous said...

Félicitations! Quel beau couple! Que votre amour soit toujours jeune!

elena maria vidal said...

Merci beaucoup, mon père!

Anonymous said...

Felicitations. Ad multos annos.

M. Alexander said...

What a beautiful couple. How I would love to see wedding pictures.

Congratulations.

Kimberly said...

How beautiful! Many more years of happy memories!

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, sc, Mary, and Kimberley! I will post some wedding pictures later on. We were married in a really beautiful church, the Visitation Monastery Chapel in Frederick, MD, with the nuns looking on through the grill. We had the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin.

The house where our engagement party took place was an old house called "Arcadia Track." During the battle of Monocacy it had been the headquarters for the federal forces. General Lew Wallace, author of "Ben-Hur" had stayed there. Once we were watching the film "Ben-Hur" and it was interesting to think that General Lew Wallace had probably sat in that very room. Like many old houses in Frederick county, it was supposed to be haunted, and I have to admit some spooky stuff went on. Both Union and Confederate soldiers were buried in the front lawn. Across the road was a larger house called "Arcadia" and it had been the Confederate headquarters during the same skirmish.