Family life

POPE FRANCIS: On Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love.


POPE FRANCIS Pope Francis on Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love. Dear friends, in last Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis, commenting on the Gospel of the 27th Sunday of Ordinary time (Oct. 4, 2015) said that: Parents “PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATIVE POWER OF GOD HIMSELF. BUT BE CAREFUL! GOD IS LOVE, AND ONE TAKES PART IN HIS WORK WHEN ONE LOVES WITH HIM AND LIKE HIM. To this end – as Saint Paul says – love has been poured into our hearts through the []

POPE FRANCIS’ INTERVENTIONS AT THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES (Philadephia, Sept 26-27, 2015)


POPE FRANCIS’ INTERVENTIONS AT THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES (Philadephia, Sept 26-27, 2015) Dear friends, below you have the two interventions of Pope Francis in the 2-day World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The first is an improvised address because the Pope chose not to follow his prepared text; whereas the second, the Pope following his prepared homily, added off-the-cuff remarks. They are taken from zenit.org. Titles and highlights are mine. Happy reading and a blessed week ahead to you and your []

‪POPE FRANCIS‬ ON ‪RECONCILIATION‬ AND THE NEED TO RESTORE ‪‎COMMUNICATION‬ BY OVERCOMING OUR ‪‎EGOTISM‬.


POPE FRANCIS God opens Himself and seeks to communicate and reconcile with mankind. We too should do the same. Dear friends, in yesterday’s Angelus, Pope Francis, commenting on the miracle brought about by Our Lord Jesus Christ who healed the deaf mute from Decapolis which symbolizes the unbeliever, incapable of listening to God’s Word, reminded us of the following points: “God is not closed in on himself, but instead he opens himself and places himself in communication with humanity. In his immense []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE REPONSIBILITY OF FAMILIES IN LIVING AND SPREADING THE FAITH TO BUILD A BETTER SOCIETY


POPE FRANCIS ON THE REPONSIBILITY OF FAMILIES IN LIVING AND SPREADING THE FAITH TO BUILD A BETTER SOCIETY Dear friends, in the Sept. 2 General Audience, Pope Francis tackled the responsibility of the Christian family in letting itself transformed by faith in and love for God in order to communicate it to the rest of the society, thus converting itself as fountain of hope for the others. The Roman Pontiff mentioned the following ideas among many others; When the primacy of faith []

POPE FRANCIS ON FAMILY LIFE 2: WORK. “May God grant us to receive his call to work with joy and hope, to give dignity to oneself and to one’s family.”


POPE FRANCIS ON FAMILY LIFE 2: WORK. “May God grant us to receive his call to work with joy and hope, to give dignity to oneself and to one’s family.” Dear friends, the following are Pope Francis’ words regarding work and family life which I hope you’ll have time to read and meditate. In his speech, Pope Francis reminded us that prayer and work are compatible and harmonious realities with family life. “May God grant us to receive his call to work []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATION IN FAMILY LIFE: “Celebration is a precious gift of God; a precious gift that God has made to the human family.”


POPE FRANCIS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATION IN FAMILY LIFE: “Celebration is a precious gift of God; a precious gift that God has made to the human family.” Dear friends: Do we realize the importance of celebration in our family life? This is a very important dimension in family life which Pope Francis tackled during the last week’s General Audience.  During his speech, the Holy Father reminded us that God himself celebrated, took time to contemplate and enjoy a work well done, []