It is indeed much like a marriage ceremony. They, like me, fell in love with the Catholic Church, the beauty of her liturgy, the wonder of her history, the spiritual food of the Eucharist. The Holy Spirit has filled me with a joy unspeakable and full of glory. Our Lady has heard my prayers, and God has heard her prayers, and it has been answered.
Easter is a time of new beginnings. Christ arose and gives the promise of the resurrection to us. Through the suffering of the Cross, shedding His blood for us, is the climax of the resurrection. He shared fully our pain suffering and death experiencing it as us and for us. One with us in resurrection He has conquered death and in His ascension carried us into the heart of God.
“I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.” (Job 19:25-26)
CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD! BY DEATH HE CONQUERED DEATH! AND TO THOSE IN THE GRAVES HE GRANTED LIFE!
The heart of the Christian life is to stand in wonder before His love and say, "Thank You!"