POPE FRANCIS: FAMILIES NEED TO CONSTANTLY GROW AND MATURE IN THE ABILITY TO LOVE. “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love … All of us are called to keep striving towards something greater than ourselves and our families, and every family must feel this constant impulse. Let us make this journey as families, let us keep walking together. (…) May we never lose heart because of our limitations, or […]
AMORIS LAETITIA (THE JOY OF LOVE): POPE FRANCIS’ POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION. SUMMARY AND DOWNLOAD LINK.
AMORIS LAETITIA (THE JOY OF LOVE): POPE FRANCIS’ POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION. SUMMARY AND DOWNLOAD LINK. Dear brethren in Christ, the much-awaited and prayed for document, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love),” on Marriage and Family has been released. Below is the download link to the full text of the Apostolic Exhortation and a Vatican-provided summary as well. Happy reading and God bless you and your family! Download pdf in: http://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf +++SUMMARY BEGINS HERE+++ Below is the Vatican-provided summary […]
Pope Francis APOLOGIZING AND FORGIVING STRENGTHEN AND UNITE THE FAMILY. Dear friends, last Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, Pope Francis encouraged us to live the season of Lent as a privileged time to forgive those who have offended us and forget as well the injuries suffered, overcoming grudges but above all imitating God the Father who forgives and at the same time forgets our trespasses. With this advice, I remembered Pope Francis’ words pronounced in his General Audience last Nov. 4, 2015 when […]
Pope Francis’ TIPS ON CHILDREN, MARRIED LOVE, FIDELITY AND LIFE. (Chiapaneca, Mexico) Beloved brethren in Christ, in his message to the families at Chiapaneca, Mexico, Pope Francis reminded very important ideas among which are as follows: Luxury and comfort must not overtake having children in the married spouses’ priorities and generosity. He added that “I PREFER A FAMILY WITH TIRED FACES FROM GENEROUS GIVING, TO FACES WITH MAKEUP THAT KNOW NOTHING OF TENDERNESS AND COMPASSION.” He also reminded the spouses on the […]
Pope Francis’ TOP 8 IDEAS IN HIS MESSAGE TO FAMILIES (Chiapaneca, Mexico) Beloved brethren in Christ, below you have the Vatican provided translation with the off-the-cuff remarks of Pope Francis in brackets, courtesy of zenit.org, in his message to the families at Chiapaneca, Mexico. I added titles to highlight Pope Francis’ 8 most important ideas in his message. It is a beautiful read recommendable to all parents and family members, young and old. God bless you and your family! See as well: […]
POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH The biblical readings which we just heard presented us with the image of two families on pilgrimage to the house of God. Elkanah and Hannah bring their son Samuel to the Temple of Shiloh and consecrate him to the Lord (cf. 1 Sam1:20-22, 24-28). In the same way, Joseph and Mary, in the company of Jesus, go as pilgrims to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover (cf. Lk 2:41-52). We often see pilgrims […]
ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH: WHY DID JESUS COME INTO THE WORLD IN A FAMILY?
ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH: WHY DID JESUS COME INTO THE WORLD IN A FAMILY? “O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in eternal rewards (Opening Prayer, Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family of […]
Pope Francis: FAMILIES, TALK AND LISTEN TO ONE ANOTHER, ESPECIALLY AT THE DINNER TABLE. (Vatican Radio, Nov. 11, 2015) The fog in St Peter’s Square had just about cleared when Pope Francis arrived for his weekly General Audience. Continuing his catechesis on the family, the Holy Father’s main focus of attention on Wednesday was family togetherness. The Pope noted how sitting down together at the table for the family dinner, sharing a meal and the experiences of the day, was a fundamental […]
Pope Francis: THE FAMILY, A GREAT TRAINING GROUND FOR SELF-GIFT AND MUTUAL FORGIVENESS. “May families rediscover the treasure of forgiveness” Dear friends, below you have Pope Francis’ Address on Nov. 4, 2015, during the General Audience where he tackled the indispensable attitude in family life and love among its members: FORGIVENESS. The main ideas of his address are as follows: The family is the place where we learn and teach how to give ourselves, forgive and apologize. In the same manner as […]
TOP 7 PROPOSALS OF THE SYNOD ON THE FAMILY 2015 Dear friends, now that the Synod on the Family has reached its end, here are the top 7 proposals courtesy of romereports.com which are worthwhile to consider. Let us keep on praying for Pope Francis who is entasked to write the Post-Synodal Exhortation and for all the families especially those who are in difficulty. Happy Wednesday TO ALL AND God bless you and your families! -Fr. Rolly Arjonillo, priest of Opus Dei, […]