PHOTOS: Hundreds Of People Turn Out In A Wedding Ceremony As Woman Claims To Marry Jesus Christ

Date: 18-08-2015 10:25 pm (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Hundreds came out last Saturday to watch an Indiana woman, Jessica Hayes, 38,  marry Jesus, the son of God in downtown Fort Wayne and become a consecrated virgin.

Consecrated virgins are similar to nuns in that they live chaste lives. But they do not live in convents and they are not obliged to take on any particular work for the Catholic Church.

Jessica Hayes, 38,  who is a theology teacher at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, said she decided to become an consecrated virgin after years of prayer and soul-searching. And for the occasion, wore a wedding dress.

She says she will continue to live her normal life at home - only now she will not be able to get married to anyone else or to have sex for the rest of her life.
'My students asked if they should call me Mrs. Hayes when I come back to school next week, and no, I’m still Ms. But I am married to Jesus.' 

As a consecrated virgin, Hayes may not have 'knowing and deliberately' engaged in sexual relations in the past.
'I think that in some sense, we’re all called to be married. It’s just a matter of discerning how. So, my marriage is to Christ and someone else’s marriage is to their spouse,' she told WANE.


Saturday's ceremony was conducted by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He said:
'It seems most appropriate that Jessica gives herself totally to Jesus, is consecrated to a life of virginity.'

Hundreds of people attended the service - most of whom were strangers to the bride. She said most turned up because they were 'interested' - and she was pleased with the turnout.
'Now that I’ve made a public commitment, that’s really an encouragement to me to live up to that because people know that this is who I am and my life needs to be lived in conformity with that,' she explained.

'So, it’s one more step in that direction that others expect this way of life from me and I need to live consistently in my words and actions that love for Jesus.
'I’m so happy to have had so many witnesses (at the wedding) because there may be others that the Lord is calling in this way that have now heard of this life and can consider it in their prayer.'


Like most brides, Hayes spent a long time worrying about what dress to wear.
Since she would have to lie prostrate on the church's floor at one point, she figured a long conservative dress would fit the bill.
'I’ve seen so many wedding dresses over the years that I think I’ve probably changed my mind very many times,' she told WANE.  'I had to really consider the appropriateness of the occasion for my dress.

'I wanted my shoulders to be covered, and I would have to lie prostrate before the altar, so I really wanted to make sure that I was well-covered in a way that still shows the beauty of a bride.' 

She chose a pair of Nood heels to go with her dress, and wore her shoulder-length hair in loose curls.


During the service of consecration, the virgins must resolve to 'persevere to the end of their days in the holy state of virginity and in the service of God and his Church'.

They must also accept 'solemn consecration as a bride of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God'.



Hayes is the first woman to become a consecrated virgin in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese in the last 25 years. There are roughly 3,000 consecrated virgins in the world and more than 200 in the United States.


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Posted: at 18-08-2015 10:25 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- osarobo62 at 18-08-2015 10:33 PM (5 years ago)
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who paid for the wedding Huh?
Posted: at 18-08-2015 10:33 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Ritabrenice at 18-08-2015 10:39 PM (5 years ago)
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Wow
Posted: at 18-08-2015 10:39 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- adeniyisau at 18-08-2015 10:43 PM (5 years ago)
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 she no get honeypot joor ( she be lakiriboto)  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked  Shocked
Posted: at 18-08-2015 10:43 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- maha-raja at 18-08-2015 10:48 PM (5 years ago)
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WE ARE ANIMALS
Posted: at 18-08-2015 10:48 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- gogoman at 18-08-2015 11:02 PM (5 years ago)
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she look like man/woman i just tire self
Posted: at 18-08-2015 11:02 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- winace at 18-08-2015 11:22 PM (5 years ago)
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Ok seen
Posted: at 18-08-2015 11:22 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Fashoney at 18-08-2015 11:34 PM (5 years ago)
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Noted o..Mrs Hayes Jesus
Posted: at 18-08-2015 11:34 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jereva at 18-08-2015 11:37 PM (5 years ago)
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Until she accidentally sits on a vibrating washing machine.
Posted: at 18-08-2015 11:37 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chealseafc at 18-08-2015 11:43 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: maha-raja on 18-08-2015 10:48 PM
WE ARE ANIMALS

mr animal.
you have refused to tell us your specie.
Posted: at 18-08-2015 11:43 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chealseafc at 18-08-2015 11:45 PM (5 years ago)
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American is no longer God's own country,
but Godforsaken country.
Posted: at 18-08-2015 11:45 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- babafero at 19-08-2015 12:07 AM (5 years ago)
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Mrs Jesus but not that of Christ because this is not the way he commanded us
Posted: at 19-08-2015 12:07 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- PoliticxGuru at 19-08-2015 12:14 AM (5 years ago)
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wonderful to hear
Posted: at 19-08-2015 12:14 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- papadip at 19-08-2015 12:58 AM (5 years ago)
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Some are religiously retarded and seriously sick....
Posted: at 19-08-2015 12:58 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- rara4romSA at 19-08-2015 03:21 AM (5 years ago)
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well done
Posted: at 19-08-2015 03:21 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- jossy4reall at 19-08-2015 03:41 AM (5 years ago)
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her life her choice only dat Jesus wept

Posted: at 19-08-2015 03:41 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- watford14 at 19-08-2015 06:46 AM (5 years ago)
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Eye service.
Posted: at 19-08-2015 06:46 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- chidechris at 19-08-2015 07:13 AM (5 years ago)
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Na only God sabi the truth
Posted: at 19-08-2015 07:13 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- dickman2 at 19-08-2015 08:11 AM (5 years ago)
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them don start again
Posted: at 19-08-2015 08:11 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 19-08-2015 08:12 AM (5 years ago)
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them don start again
Posted: at 19-08-2015 08:12 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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