Must Blessed Sacrament Be Present for Convalidation?


#1

Hello,

I recently had my marriage convalidated, though I noticed that the tabernacle was empty (the door was wide open) while the convalidation took place. Was my marriage actually convalidated?

Thank you!


#2

The essence of the sacrament of marriage is the exchange of vows. The Eucharist does not need to be present.


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