Posts Tagged ‘domestic church’

The Blessing of Our Mothers and Grandmothers, Guardians of the Hearth

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

As we gathered around the table of the Lord at the archdiocesan women’s conference this spring, I recalled how as a young boy I saw the word “hearth” on a poster. When I asked my mother what it meant, she told me it was an “old English” word for a fireplace. This was from the […] [Read more]

The Fundamental Vocation of the Family

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

One of the most well-known and often repeated statements of Saint John Paul II – “The future of humanity passes by way of the family” – rings as true today as when he wrote it in 1981 in the conclusion of his apostolic exhortation, Familiaris Consortio (The Christian Family in the Modern World, 86). That […] [Read more]