Katherine was born in Philadelphia on November 26, 1858, the ...
This amazing woman was an heiress to a large bequest who became a religious sister and a brilliant educator.
In fact, it says our helpmate should be "upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble," so that together we may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body.
Spouses not only have the sandpaper of the daily trials and irritations to smooth away their selfishness and pride, but they can actively encourage one another to be made perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. Raphael can intercede for us in another challenging area: chastity.
Some days it's easy to believe people who say, "You should have married her," or, "If you weren't so picky you'd be married by now." But just because the "Honey,-I'm-sure-he's-the-right-one-for-you" crowd can't imagine a better plan, doesn't mean God can't. May he (she) be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts and with chaste and unselfish love we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body, as well as the children it may please God to entrust to our care. Raphael, angel of chaste courtship, bless our friendship and our love that sin may have no part in it.