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 […]
AMORIS LAETITIA: STRENGTHEN AND DEEPEN YOUR CONJUGAL AND FAMILY LOVE. HYMN TO CHARITY. Dear brethren in Christ, below you have the first three paragraphs of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, chapter 4 on the Love in the Family which insists on the necessity to daily nurture and strengthen the love between spouses and among all the members of the family. Let us bring this beautiful Pauline hymn to charity often in our personal prayer and ask God to grant us the virtue of […]
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’ 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: […]
February 14 ST. VALENTINE Patron of Love, Young People and Happy Marriages. Dear brethren in Christ, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! The entire world today celebrates Valentine’s day as a tribute to human love. Nevertheless, Valentine is a name of a Roman saint martyr included in the old Roman liturgical calendar (but is still celebrated in some localities although the 1st Sunday of Lent precedes over it) and is considered as the Patron of Love, Young People and Happy Marriages. Let us ask God […]
10 TIPS TO CHERISH YOUR MARRIAGE Dear friends, I came across a post written in Spanish which I thought would greatly help all of you who are married. They are 10 tips from a psychological viewpoint written by Dr. Adrián Cano, of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) which are worthwhile to consider and live in order to have a happy marriage. I tried to translate them as best as I could to make it sufficiently understandable for you. I apologize […]