Pope Francis on Family

Pope Francis on Family

“The word of God is not a series of abstract ideas but rather a source of comfort and companionship for every family that experiences difficulties or suffering.”
“The triune God is a communion of love, and the family is its living reflection.”

“The deeper and more intimate a love, the greater the need for respect for freedom and the ability to wait for the other to open the door of his or her heart”. “The Lord also asks for permission to enter! Do not forget”. “We must be uncompromising in teaching gratitude and recognition.” “A Christian who does not know how to thank others is one who has forgotten the language of God.” “” If we cannot apologize, it means that we are unable to forgive. ”

“Living together is an art, a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. It does not end once you have won each other’s love… Rather, it is precisely there where it begins! This journey of every day has a few rules that can be summed up in three phrases…MAY I? THANK YOU. I’M SORRY. …

Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Holy Family 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 

in you we contemplate 

the splendor of true love, 

to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,


grant that our families too


may be places of communion and prayer,


authentic schools of the Gospel


and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

may families never again

experience violence, rejection and division:

may all who have been hurt or scandalized

find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,


may the approaching Synod of Bishops


make us once more mindful


of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,


and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

graciously hear our prayer.
AMEN

Pope Francis provided the prayer for the Synod of Bishops on the Family in his Angelus address on the Feast of the Holy Family 29 December 2013.