Posts Tagged ‘World Meeting of Families’

Responding to the Calling of Families to Evangelize the World

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Near the end of the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, a group of families representing a diversity of cultures were presented to Pope Francis. Representing all of the families gathered, they were blessed and sent to be witnesses of the Gospel in their homes and in their communities. This blessing, […] [Read more]

Prayer for the World Meeting of Families

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

As our Holy Father, Pope Francis, concludes the Eighth World Meeting of Families with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, in communion with him and all our sisters and brothers at this gathering and throughout the world, we pray: + God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our Savior, you have […] [Read more]

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Monday, September 14th, 2015

As Pope Francis begins his apostolic journey to the United States next week in our nation’s capital, the Eighth World Meeting of Families will open in Philadelphia. After proclaiming God’s love and mercy here and in New York, our Holy Father will join this week-long event on that Saturday for a Festival of Families and […] [Read more]

Marriage and Family: A Mission of Love

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

At the heart of every marriage is human love – a love so strong that it brings together a man and a woman who commit themselves to each other in a lifelong journey and to a mission as well. In Church circles, when we hear the word “mission,” we might think first of missionaries – […] [Read more]

The Holy Family and the Synod on the Family

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

One year ago on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis reflected on the important role that families play in living, passing on and sharing the faith – the work of evangelization to which we are all called. “The proclamation of the Gospel, in fact, is promoted above all by families so that it […] [Read more]