Dying woman gets “bucket list” wish to be married in a Catholic church

And the presider, it turns out, was a deacon.

From KHOU in Houston: 

Morrissia Sauer only wanted a few more moments of happiness in her final days, and on Saturday the hospice patient received the gift she’d wanted most of all — a trip down the aisle of Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with her husband by her side.

Sauer, who we profiled last month, is receiving care at her Richmond home from Silverado Hospice. She suffers from congestive heart failure and doctors have given her only months to live. Social workers often recommend that their ill patients pencil a bucket list. And Sauer’s was filled mostly with more personal wishes like reconciling with her children and making her peace with God.

But the biggest request was to have a real church wedding with her husband Johnny. They were married by a justice of the peace eight years ago. But Sauer, a devout Catholic, wrote in her bucket list that she wanted a wedding recognized by the church.

On Saturday employees of Silverado hospice made it happen.

Check out the video below.

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