HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, PROTECT OUR FAMILIES!
DEar brethren in Christ, Happy Feast of the Holy Family! The fact that Jesus entered into the world in and through a family is utterly significant: He wishes to show us the indispensable role of the family for the salvation of each and every member who compose it.
Let us all make our own family an effective means of salvation, striving to put Christ in its center, like Our Lady and St. Joseph did. And may wemake our homes a conducive environment for the growth of family prayer life, and on the supernatural virtues of faith, hope, love in God, founded on the human virtues practiced by both parents and children in the little details of daily family life. As Pope Benedicvt XVI said:
Indeed, the house of Nazareth is a school of prayer where one learns to listen, meditate on and penetrate the profound meaning of the manifestation of the Son of God, following the example of Mary, Joseph and Jesus.General Audience of 28 December 2011
Holy Family of Nazareth, lead our family towards our heavenly home!