The only thing that can bring true and lasting healing from the wounds of divorce is God’s grace. We receive healing grace through the sacraments and other instruments the Holy Spirit chooses to use. One of those instruments is the Catholic annulment process.
Many people refer to the annulment process as the 8th sacrament because of it’s healing nature. Although it is not a sacrament, it should be approached in the same manner, with humility and openness to God’s will. By detaching ourselves from our personal desires and expectations, we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and those involved with the annulment process to determine the truth of what happened and provide the certainty we need to lay the past to rest and move into a new phase of life.
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. - Romans 5:5
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