Amoris laetitia: Family brings light in the world – Vatican News

Amoris laetitia: Family brings light in the world In 10 episodes, one each month, we bring you a video with the Pope’s reflections and first-hand testimonies of families from across the world on the theme of the family. The initiative is a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, and Vatican News, and aims to ‘re-read’ the Apostolic Exhortation, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection. Because, as Pope Francis reminds us: being a family is always “primarily an opportunity”. Amoris laetitia (58-88) LOOKING TO JESUS: THE VOCATION OF THE FAMILY 58. In and among families, the Gospel message should always resound; the core of that message, the kerygma, is what is “most beautiful, most excellent, most appealing and at the same time most necessary”.50 This message “has to occupy the centre of all evangelizing activity”. It is the first and most important proclamation, “which we must hear again and again in different ways, and which we must always announce in one form or another”. Indeed, “nothing is more solid, profound, secure, meaningful and wise than that message”. In effect, “all Christian formation consists of entering more deeply into the...

World Meeting of Families Rome 2022 official prayer

World Meeting of Families Rome 2022 official prayer Antoine Mekary | ALETEIA | I.Media Kathleen N. Hattrup – published on 04/22/21 Let us set out on our way, for now spiritually, to Rome! #WMOF2022 The 10th World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome from June 22 to 26, 2022. Cardinal Joseph Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, noted that “many families and communities have been waiting a long time to be able to set out on their way, at least spiritually, to Rome. Prayer will accompany them and help them to grasp the message of the gathering.”d The Vicar of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, offered, “I invite everyone to prepare for this event of grace that the Church of Rome has the joy of hosting, and to address this prayer to the Lord in the intimacy of their family, together with the parish and diocesan community.” Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness Heavenly Father, We come before You to praise You and to thank You for the great gift of the family. We pray to You for all families consecrated by the Sacrament of Matrimony. May they rediscover each day the grace they...

Amoris laetitia, the family is the space where we walk together – Vatican News

Amoris laetitia, the family is the space where we walk together In 10 episodes, one each month, we bring you a video with the Pope’s reflections and first-hand testimonies of families from across the world on the theme of the family. The initiative is a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and Vatican News, and aims to ‘re-read’ the Apostolic Exhortation, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection. Because, as Pope Francis reminds us: being a family is always “primarily an opportunity”. Amoris laetitia (1-7) 1. The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. As the Synod Fathers noted, for all the many signs of crisis in the institution of marriage, “the desire to marry and form a family remains vibrant, especially among young people, and this is an inspiration to the Church”.1 As a response to that desire, “the Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed”.  Click here to download the pdf document of pastoral Guide n.1 by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life for personal and community reflection: Walking Together 2. The Synod process allowed for an...

Church ‘exults with joy’ at Year Amoris Laetitia Family – Vatican News

Church ‘exults with joy’ at Year Amoris Laetitia Family Officials from the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, along with a married couple, introduce the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family,” which begins on March 19 – the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. By Christopher Wells “The Year ‘Amoris Laetitia Family’ has truly made the Church exult with joy,” says Gabriella Gambino, under-secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Speaking at a press conference introducing the initiative, Dr Gambino, a wife and mother of five, said the Year “is an occasion to give a boost to pastoral ministry for the family, seeking to renew means and strategies, and perhaps even some of the goals of pastoral planning.” Dr Gambino’s presentation highlighted the efforts of the Dicastery to provide pastoral tools for families, parishes, and dioceses, in order to support their ministries. Heralds of the Good News Also present at the press conference was the prefect of the Dicastery, Cardinal Kevin Farrell. He emphasized that “it belongs to the Church’s mission to always be a herald of the good news of the Gospel.” Recalling the words quoted by Pope Francis at the beginning of Amoris...