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By Donna Peremes | February 10, 1991
...(TC Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a Roman Catholic group that bills itself as "the largest marriage enrichment organization in the world," began the movement for World Marriage Day, which is celebrated today, according to Fred Passauer, a local spokesman for the group.The Baltimore diocese has held annual festivities in honor of the day since 1983. A Mass will be said by Archbishop William H. Keeler at 3 p.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen and will be followed by a dance and reception in the church's gym.The diocese's longest married couple -- William and Leila Chilcoat of Timonium, who have been married 70 years -- and those celebrating 25- and 50-year anniversaries will be honored.
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By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1996
William and Ida Seifert's love blossomed in adolescence when she used to perch on the handlebars of his bicycle for rides around pre-Depression-era Baltimore.Yesterday, the Seiferts arrived at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on a different set of wheels, proclaiming their devotion to each other as they and more than 100 other married couples were honored on the annual World Marriage Day.During a Mass celebrated by Cardinal William H. Keeler, couples who had been married 25, 50 or more than 50 years exchanged marriage vows in the North Charles Street cathedral.
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By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1996
William and Ida Seifert's love blossomed in adolescence when she used to perch on the handlebars of his bicycle for rides around pre-Depression-era Baltimore.Yesterday, the Seiferts arrived at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on a different set of wheels, proclaiming their devotion to each other as they and more than 100 other married couples were honored on the annual World Marriage Day.During a Mass celebrated by Cardinal William H. Keeler, couples who had been married 25, 50 or more than 50 years exchanged marriage vows in the North Charles Street cathedral.
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By Reported by Frank P.L. Somerville | February 10, 1995
A Baltimore County couple planning to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this year will be honored Sunday by Cardinal William H. Keeler during the annual World Marriage Day Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.Germanus and Marie Knoerlein, parishioners of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in the Dundalk area, will be this year's "longest married couple" at the Mass, according to the committee that conducted a search for the 1995 recipients of this honor in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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By Patrick Ercolano | January 23, 1992
Southern Baptists are to hold a one-day annual convocation"Choosing the Light -- Living the Day" is the theme of the annual convocation of the northeast chapter of the Southern Baptist Alliance.The event, which will include worship, prayer and discussion of Alliance programs, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St.Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $10 a person, $15 a couple, and includes the cost of a continental breakfast and a lunch.
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By Reported by Frank P. L. Somerville | February 10, 1994
In anticipation of the celebrations of World Marriage Day, scheduled around St. Valentine's Day each February for the last 13 years, searches are conducted nationally and internationally for the "longest-married couples."Selected for statewide recognition at the annual World Marriage Day Mass Sunday at Baltimore's Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen are a Catonsville couple who have been married 71 years and a Northeast Baltimore couple with 70 years of marriage behind them.But neither pair is the longest-married found this year by Worldwide Marriage Encounter Inc., sponsor of the annual celebrations in nearly 80 countries.
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February 11, 1993
Special Mass will celebrate marriage SundaySunday is St. Valentine's Day. It is also World Marriage Day at Baltimore's Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where married couples from all over Maryland will attend a special Mass at 3 p.m. Archbishop William H. Keeler will be the celebrant.People who have been married 25, 50 and more than 50 years will be honored, but special recognition will go to Norman and Wanita Hast of Cumberland, the longest-married couple identified this year by the event's organizers.
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By Harriet Edleson and Harriet Edleson,Special to The Sun | February 10, 1991
The old song says love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, but it takes more than love to have a long and satisfying marriage.Today is World Marriage Day, and experts exploring the foundations that lead to a lasting relationship say it helps if partners truly like each other and are committed to the union. It's also beneficial, they say, if a couple finds things to laugh about together and has similar attitudes and interests."The more similar you are to another person, the more likely you are to have a good relationship," says Robert H. Lauer, professor of human behavior at the U.S. International University in San Diego, co-author of two studies on long-term marriages and the book, " 'Til Death Do Us Part: How Couples Stay Together."
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By Reported by Frank P.L. Somerville | February 10, 1995
A Baltimore County couple planning to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this year will be honored Sunday by Cardinal William H. Keeler during the annual World Marriage Day Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.Germanus and Marie Knoerlein, parishioners of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in the Dundalk area, will be this year's "longest married couple" at the Mass, according to the committee that conducted a search for the 1995 recipients of this honor in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | February 13, 1995
Gustav and Hilda Semesky really mean "I do."After 66 years of marriage, the Catonsville couple renewed their wedding vows yesterday before more than 1,000 people during a Mass honoring marriage at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.The occasion was World Marriage Day -- and making it all the more memorable, Cardinal William H. Keeler conducted the ceremony.Standing side-by-side at the altar, the couple repeated after the cardinal: "I have taken you, and take you again, to be my spouse. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
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By Reported by Frank P. L. Somerville | February 10, 1994
In anticipation of the celebrations of World Marriage Day, scheduled around St. Valentine's Day each February for the last 13 years, searches are conducted nationally and internationally for the "longest-married couples."Selected for statewide recognition at the annual World Marriage Day Mass Sunday at Baltimore's Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen are a Catonsville couple who have been married 71 years and a Northeast Baltimore couple with 70 years of marriage behind them.But neither pair is the longest-married found this year by Worldwide Marriage Encounter Inc., sponsor of the annual celebrations in nearly 80 countries.
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February 11, 1993
Special Mass will celebrate marriage SundaySunday is St. Valentine's Day. It is also World Marriage Day at Baltimore's Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where married couples from all over Maryland will attend a special Mass at 3 p.m. Archbishop William H. Keeler will be the celebrant.People who have been married 25, 50 and more than 50 years will be honored, but special recognition will go to Norman and Wanita Hast of Cumberland, the longest-married couple identified this year by the event's organizers.
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By Patrick Ercolano | January 23, 1992
Southern Baptists are to hold a one-day annual convocation"Choosing the Light -- Living the Day" is the theme of the annual convocation of the northeast chapter of the Southern Baptist Alliance.The event, which will include worship, prayer and discussion of Alliance programs, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St.Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $10 a person, $15 a couple, and includes the cost of a continental breakfast and a lunch.
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By Donna Peremes | February 10, 1991
...(TC Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a Roman Catholic group that bills itself as "the largest marriage enrichment organization in the world," began the movement for World Marriage Day, which is celebrated today, according to Fred Passauer, a local spokesman for the group.The Baltimore diocese has held annual festivities in honor of the day since 1983. A Mass will be said by Archbishop William H. Keeler at 3 p.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen and will be followed by a dance and reception in the church's gym.The diocese's longest married couple -- William and Leila Chilcoat of Timonium, who have been married 70 years -- and those celebrating 25- and 50-year anniversaries will be honored.
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By Harriet Edleson and Harriet Edleson,Special to The Sun | February 10, 1991
The old song says love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, but it takes more than love to have a long and satisfying marriage.Today is World Marriage Day, and experts exploring the foundations that lead to a lasting relationship say it helps if partners truly like each other and are committed to the union. It's also beneficial, they say, if a couple finds things to laugh about together and has similar attitudes and interests."The more similar you are to another person, the more likely you are to have a good relationship," says Robert H. Lauer, professor of human behavior at the U.S. International University in San Diego, co-author of two studies on long-term marriages and the book, " 'Til Death Do Us Part: How Couples Stay Together."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 15, 2002
M. Ruth Rothgaber, a homemaker and opera enthusiast who was honored with her husband last year as the longest-married couple in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died of cancer yesterday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 92. Mrs. Rothgaber was born M. Ruth Anderson in Winthrop, Mass., the daughter of a steamship company official, and spent her early years in Baltimore. She attended the Institute of Notre Dame until her father was transferred to Norfolk, Va., where she graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1928.
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