Family life

PARENTS, SPOUSES, CHILDREN, FRIENDS: WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR LOVE? APPLY THESE BEAUTIFUL TIPS FROM POPE FRANCIS.


PARENTS, SPOUSES, CHILDREN, FRIENDS: WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR LOVE? APPLY THESE BEAUTIFUL TIPS FROM POPE FRANCIS. +++ LOVE IS PATIENT. DO NOT ACT ON IMPULSE AND AVOID GIVING OFFENSE. BE COMPASSIONATE: accept the other person even when he or she acts differently than you would like. He has the right to live in this world just as he is (AL 91-92).   LOVE IS KIND. BE AT THE SERVICE OF OTHERS, HELP THEM, DO GOOD TO THEM even if you DO NOT []

POPE FRANCIS’ TOP 20 QUOTES ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY IN AMORIS LAETITIA’S CHAPTER 4. MUST-READ AND MEDITATE BY ALL FAMILY MEMBERS!


POPE FRANCIS’ TOP 20 QUOTES ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY IN AMORIS LAETITIA’S CHAPTER 4. MUST-READ AND MEDITATE BY ALL FAMILY MEMBERS!   Dear brethren in Christ, this summary of Pope Francis’ top 20 quotes on love in the family which is a result of the Pope’s reflection on the Pauline Hymn to Charity, is a MUST-READ, MUST-MEDITATE POST BY THE ENTIRE FAMILY. It would also help you as a QUICK GUIDE BEFORE you read the chapter which I strongly recommend for []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE MOTHER: “THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE IN YOUR FAMILY AND FOR WHAT YOU GIVE TO THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD!”


POPE FRANCIS ON THE MOTHER. “THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE IN YOUR FAMILY AND FOR WHAT YOU GIVE TO THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD!” On the occasion of Mother’s Day, I thought of sharing this beautiful catechesis of Pope Francis on the mother so that we, children, would realize the great love behind the “maternal martyrdom” and be thankful to our mother. Have a blessed weekend ahead celebrating the gift of mothers! God bless you all, beautiful moms and thanks for []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE KINDNESS OF LOVE. As a continuation of Pope Francis’ explanation of the Pauline Hymn to Charity, he affirms in “Amoris laetitia,” nn. 93-94 that love, which is KIND, is at the SERVICE OF OTHERS. “’Patience’ is not a completely passive attitude, but one accompanied by activity, by a dynamic and creative interaction with others. The word indicates that love BENEFITS and HELPS others. For this reason, it is translated as “kind”; love is EVER READY TO BE OF []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE PATIENCE OF LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE PATIENCE OF LOVE. In “Amoris laetitia” nn. 91-92, Pope Francis explains why love is patient which all members of the family should meditate upon. I quote: “This does not simply have to do with ‘enduring all things’… It refers, then, to the quality of one who does not act on impulse and avoids giving offense. [It] does not mean letting ourselves be constantly mistreated, tolerating physical aggression or allowing other people to use us. We encounter problems whenever []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE MISSION OF THE FAMILY: WELCOME JESUS AND MAKE ROOM FOR HIM IN YOUR PERSONAL, CONJUGAL AND FAMILY LIFE!


POPE FRANCIS ON THE MISSION OF THE FAMILY:   WELCOME JESUS  AND  MAKE ROOM FOR HIM IN YOUR PERSONAL, CONJUGAL AND FAMILY LIFE!   Dear brethren in Christ, parents and children: IS GOD THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE, OF YOUR MARRIAGE, YOUR FAMILY,  YOUR HOME? A family centered in Christ will always be a strong one where love, forgiveness, self-giving and service would be possible. It doesn’t mean that the usual ordinary misunderstandings and errors would be inexistent. Rather, the fact that []

POPE FRANCIS’ TIPS ON SPIRITUAL AND FAMILY LIFE.


POPE FRANCIS’ TIPS ON SPIRITUAL AND FAMILY LIFE. In his audience with the Vatican employees on Dec. 22, 2014, Pope Francis gave them and all of us as well 10 important reminders, the first two of which are: 1. “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.” 2. “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all []

AMORIS LAETITIA: AN INVITATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT.


AMORIS LAETITIA: AN INVITATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT “This Exhortation is especially timely in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. First, because it represents an invitation to Christian families to value the gifts of marriage and the family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience. Second, because it seeks to encourage everyone to be a sign of mercy and closeness wherever family life remains imperfect or lacks peace and joy (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, 5).” ORIGINAL []

HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, PROTECT OUR FAMILIES!


HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, PROTECT OUR FAMILIES! “Every family should look to the icon of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Its daily life had its share of burdens and even nightmares, as when they met with Herod’s implacable violence. This last was an experience that, sad to say, continues to afflict the many refugee families who in our day feel rejected and helpless. Like the Magi, our families are invited to contemplate the Child and his Mother, to bow down and worship []