Catholic nuns are taken to the altar to “marry Jesus”. Their priests even give them a wedding ring.
This Roman Catholic ritual is one of the strangest thing you might ever see. The girl who has decided to get married is walked up to the altar by her parents. In some cases the girl even wear a white wedding dress.
At the altar she promise the Catholic priest to stay faithful to Christ, and the tradition and Papal dogmas of the Church.
In many cases, the Catholic priest now put a wedding ring on the finger of the nun. That is supposed to be a sign that the nun is married. Afterwords there is a party thrown on her, even a suitable wedding cake.
From one Catholic website we are informed that some nuns are even buried with their wedding ring on.
“Nuns are traditionally buried wearing their wedding rings, according to a Black Veil article on the Global Oneness website, but not in all orders. At Immaculate Heart of Mary, wedding bands are instead passed down from one nun to another after a nun’s death”.
The religious ceremony might look beautiful in the eyes of the World. The question must however be:
Is this ritual Biblical?
The answer is absolutely not.
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
First of all. To ban a woman from marrying a men is not Biblical. And to conduct a wedding with a woman that has chosen to live in celibacy, with Jesus who stayed unmarried, is a funny contradiction.
Second: Jesus speaks about having brothers and sisters walking among us. Not in a single line of his teachings, He speaks about having “bride’s” on Earth.
Third: Even their idol “Catholic virgin Mary” was married to a man of flesh.
Forth: The “bride of Christ” is only mentioned in the book of Revelation to be joined to Him only at the wedding fest in Heaven. And this bride is the Church. The Church is a gathering of believers, both male and female. The Bible explains that the full Church is supposed to be in union with Him as “the bride”, not only a part of it.
Even among the Catholics, there are many who do not know that the nuns have promised to live a life in poverty.
This is what the Vatican demand, as their Profession of wows:
“I vow to God to live until death in obedience, poverty & chastity…“
To live this kind of a life, must surly lead to a pitiful existence. The result of such a wow is often mental torture. Many nuns find them self trapped, with no escape. In many cases they can no longer control their sexual desires.
While the Roman Catholic priesthood attracts homosexuals, life with other nuns in a cloister is a flypaper on lesbians.
The result is that many nuns live a secret double life, that no one dear speak about in public.
First published: 16.09.2010.
Written by Ivar