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The archbishop who will wed Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminister Abbey today has been commending the young couple. Dr. Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, says Prince William and Kate have clear heads and full hearts:

I think that they have a clear sense of what they believe they’re responsible to. They’re responsible to the whole society, responsible to God for their relationship. And I think it’s impressive that they’ve had that simplicity about it, they’ve known what matters, what’s at the heart of all this, because I think they are deeply unpretentious people.

The Anglican archbishop applauded Prince William and Kate (who have been living together) for keeping their priorities straight.

I’ve been very struck by the way in which William and Catherine have approached this great event. They’ve thought through what they want for themselves, but also what they want to say. They’ve had a very simple, very direct picture of what really matters about this event.

It may sound premature, but I think the archbishop’s comments offer a valuable point of reflection, that there is benefit in imagining your dream wedding homily.

One day, God willing, when you are entering into the sacrament of marriage, what would you like the priest to say about you and your fiancé(e)? What kind of impression will you two leave on him? What will he tell your friends and relatives, as they witness your wedding Mass?

Envisioning the kind of couple you hope to become – and doing your part, today, to develop those virtues – might be a good step toward that altar.

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4 Comments

  1. Angie-584510 April 29, 2011

    Quite frankly, I do not believe this article sets a good example considering the fact it states the couple has been living together prior to marriage.

  2. Careese-449851 April 30, 2011

    I think we should envision the type of spouse we want to become and even the type of person we want to be tomorrow.

    Unfortunately, his comments about being impressed with the “way these two approached this great event” will probably lead many young people to see an Anglican priest as giving the go ahead to live together before being married. : (

  3. Nancy-591885 May 4, 2011

    Ye without sin cast the first stone. We are not perfect people. We seek God in our lives, even the English. And the reason we all seek God, is because we are all sinners.

  4. Nancy-591885 May 4, 2011

    Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding. God Bless them both.

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