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OVs. ars at- at- ebra. WaS of r8 Or 73 "age at diocesan jubilee celebration the invitation to attend the celebration were asked to list "what was special about their marriage. Love, honesty, pa- tience, and re, ai',hing out were re(rationed t)y many of the cot, ph;s. "'rh(; love. and sharing and und(;rstanding" wrote one (:ouph;. "Iove and t)rac:th:ing the good n(;ighborh(od poli- cy," [iste(l anotho, r. "Family reunions, close,- ness of family" was iml)ortant an(l sp(;(:ial in th(; lifo of an- oth(:r (:UUl)le. "Pati(,mc/. and understanding," said another. Oth(;r COUliliellts included, "havizlg six wonderful and loving children," "sharing the joys and sorrows,together," "love and t'orgiveness, trust in God,"and "patienct; and help- ing one another." One couple noted that they had been fortunate to spend 62 years together, and even though they had no children of lh(;ir own, they were able to raise l)rolhi;rs an(] sisters, Advice from one. of the couples included "practicing paIi(;n(:(; illld ])(H'st,v(,rallc(;, do not lake others for grant(;d. Include a lot of prayers in your daily thinking and rot,- tin(,' and don't forgot the im- portance, of a terrific sense of h u Ill 0 r," Advice also given was to "trust i1) yourself, lie fair an(l truthful always," "Do what you think is right, things usu- ally work out o.k.," and "ttold your temper." .. In the beginning, creation, 'God made them male and fe- male, 'as the scripture says. 'And for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and unite with his wife, and the two will become one.' So they are no longer two, but one. Man must not sepa- rate, then, what God has joined together."  Mark, 10:6-9 i i ii i i. i i to ,2 TOGETHI :_,R FOR LIFE Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger emphasizes fidelity in the priesthood, religious life and married life.