The Husband and I will celebrate our eleventh wedding anniversary in a few days. We're attending Mass that evening, and our pastor will give us a blessing afterwards (he's the one celebrating the Mass).
I have never witnessed a blessing of this type before, nor do I know anyone who has received one. Could someone give me an idea of what to expect? I found an old thread that suggested such a blessing only takes "a few minutes," but I have seen Fr. B bless engagements and those sometimes take as long as 20 minutes and include the singing of more than one hymn!
I understand texts for such a blessing can be found in the Book of Blessings and I imagine Fr. B is going to use one of those, but I don't own a copy, at the moment I don't have the cash to buy one, and I can't find a copy online that doesn't include some dodgy registration process to view, though I admit I didn't look very hard. Since I am in France the blessing will be in French, but even an example of the English text would be helpful.
Thanks in advance :)