An annulment is an official declaration of the Catholic Church that one or more of the conditions necessary for a valid, sacramental marriage were never met. Divorce is a kind of death experience, with the grieving that normally accompanies life's end. The annulment process can ultimately help heal wounds and bring about closure. The petitioner is enabled to let go of hurts or doubts and move on to a new, more productive and more peaceful life.
For more information, please contact Sr. Bridget Chapman, MM.