Celebrating marriage

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments


Marriage Day 01

Archbishop John Nienstedt presents a plaque to Richard and Georgianna Knapp of St. John the Baptist in Excelsior following a Mass celebrating Archdiocesan Marriage Day at the Cathedral of St. Paul June 11. The Knapps were honored for being the longest-married couple in attendance. They celebrated their 70th anniversary May 1. Three other couples at the Mass also are celebrating 70th anniversaries this year: Fran and Jim Linstroth (June 6) of Lumen Christi in St. Paul, Clarence and Lorraine Bender (July 17) of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin in St. Paul and Doug and Marion Bengson (Oct. 11) of St. John the Baptist in New Brighton. The archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life estimates there were 600 people at the Mass, which also recognized couples celebrating 25, 50 and more than 50 years of marriage, and included renewal of vows and a reception afterward. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit

Marriage Day 02

Hung, left, and Helen Pham renew their wedding vows during the Mass. They belong to St. Adalbert in St. Paul and have been married 15 years. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit

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