Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ is the fruit of Pope Francis’ own reflections on two recent Synods on Marriage and the Family in 2014 and 2015. Many of us had the opportunity, for the first time, to contribute to those discussions, through the submissions we made personally or as parish groups, so the questions discussed in the letter are, in a very real sense, our questions.

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Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Holy Family 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love;
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience
violence, rejection and division;
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.