|About 475 couples gather at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Sunday to celebrate their more than 24,000 years of marriage, combined, and renew their vows in unison during the Marriage Jubilee Mass. Bishop Robert Lynch perfomed the service. Among the couples are 91 renewing their vows after more than 60 years of marriage. The longest marriage of all, 70 years, is that of Thomas and Ann Madden of Tampa, front row. They married in Staten Island, N.Y., in 1930.
Times photo: Michael Rkondou
Published February 14, 2000