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Family Amoris Laetitia Year

The Holy Family


Prayer of Pope Francis

à 10/27/2013

à 12/29/2013

à Angelus : 12/28/2014

à World Meeting of Families 2018

New Evangelization:
The familiy and the Sacrament of marriage

Amoris Laetitia
(Apost. exh. 03/19/2016)

(YOUCAT n. 260-271)

Video message 2021

Saint Joseph


à Silence, strengh and tenderness: 03/20/2017

à Education & Fatherhood: 03/19/2014

à Feast: 03/19/2013

à Worker: 05/01/2013

à Angelus : 12/22/2013

à Novena

With this Letter, I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares. - Admirabile signum - @Pontifex: 12/01/2019
A family enlightened by the Gospel provides a school for Christian living!
There one learns faithfulness, patience and sacrifice.

@Pontifex (05/10/2014)
11/24/2019 - In a world where millions of children and families live in inhumane conditions, the money that is squandered and the fortunes made through the manufacture, maintenance and sale of ever more destructive weapons, are an affront crying out to heaven.
11/13/2019 - Let us ask the Lord to pour His Spirit upon Christian couples and families, so that, as they generously open their doors to Christ and to their brothers and sisters, they may bear authentic witness to a life of faith, hope and charity. #GeneralAudience
08/12/2019 - Education with horizons open to transcendence helps young people to dream and to build a more beautiful world. #IYD2019
05/15/2019 - Promoting the development of the #family means supporting and caring for every human person and for all of creation. #ClimateAction
03/19/2019 - Saint Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary, watch over the whole Church always, and protect Her in every moment.
12/30/2018 - May Jesus, Mary and Joseph bless and protect all families around the world, so that love, joy and peace may reign within them.
12/29/2018 - Bring God’s tenderness and mercy to all those who are discarded by society.
12/18/2018 - Be like Saint Joseph: a man of dreams, not a dreamer; a man of silence, because he respects God's plan. #SantaMarta
12/01/2018 - There is no such thing as the perfect family. Only by the daily exercise of forgiveness can a family grow.
11/20/2018 - Faithfulness is the characteristic of free, mature and responsible human relationships.
11/19/2018 - You cannot love only as long as it is “advantageous”. Love manifests itself when it goes beyond one’s own self-interest, and when it is given without reservation.
08/26/2018 - May God’s blessing come down upon all your families, so that they may be places of love and forgiveness.
08/26/2018 - I ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for the healing of the survivors of abuse and to confirm every member of our Christian family in the resolve never again to permit these situations to occur.
08/25/2018 - Is there anything precious that endures at all? Even love itself? Love is God’s dream for us and for the whole human family. Please, never forget this!
08/25/2018 - Our world needs a revolution of love! Let that revolution begin with you and your families!
08/24/2018 - The #Family is an icon of God: the bond between a man and a woman generates life and communion.
08/23/2018 - The #Family is the cradle of life and the school of love and acceptance. It is a window thrown open to the mystery of God.
08/22/2018 - We must protect the #Family. Our future depends on it.
08/21/2018 - The #Family is where hope is forged.
07/26/2018 - Grandparents are a treasure in the family. Please, take care of your grandparents: love them and let them talk to your children!
05/15/2018 - The Family is the hope of the future. Let us pray especially for families facing serious difficulties: may Our Lord assist them.
03/19/2018 - Dear fathers, happy Feast of St. Joseph! Follow his example when caring for your children as they grow up in wisdom and grace.
07/26/2017 - How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage so essential for each and every society!
06/01/2017 - I thank God for parents who strive to live in love and keep moving forward, even if they fall many times along the way.
05/01/2017 - May Saint Joseph give young people the ability to dream, to take risks for big tasks, the things that God dreams for us.
03/19/2017 - May St Joseph, Spouse of Mary and Patron of the Universal Church, bless you and watch over you. And best wishes to fathers!
01/15/2017 - May the Holy Family watch over all child migrants and accompany the vulnerable and the voiceless on their journey.
12/30/2016 - Holy Family of Nazareth, help us all to recognize the sacred nature of the family and its beauty in God’s plan for humanity.
10/13/2016 - I entrust all child migrants to the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
08/08/2016 - When there is dialogue in the family, tensions are easily resolved.
07/02/2016 - True joy which is experienced in the family is not something random and fortuitous, but normal and ongoing.
04/25/2016 - All are called to love and cherish family life, for families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity.
04/20/2016 - To form a family is to be a part of God’s dream, to join him in building a world where no one will feel alone.
04/15/2016 - In the darkest hours of a family’s life, union with Jesus can help avoid a breakup.
04/14/2016 - Love is the only light which can constantly illuminate a world grown dim.
04/13/2016 - The Lord’s presence dwells in families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes.
04/12/2016 - It is essential that children see that prayer is something truly important for their parents.
04/12/2016 - The home is the place where we learn to appreciate the beauty of the faith, to pray and serve our neighbor.
04/11/2016 - The family is where we first learn to listen and share, to be patient and show respect, to help one another.
04/11/2016 - Children are a wonderful gift from God and a joy for parents.
04/11/2016 - Fidelity has to do with patience. Its joys and sacrifices bear fruit as the years go by.
04/11/2016 - To know how to forgive and feel forgiven is a basic experience in family life.
04/11/2016 - The divorced who have entered a new union should be made to feel part of the Church. They are not excommunicated.
04/10/2016 - Open and caring families find a place for the poor.
04/10/2016 - It is important for a child to feel wanted. He or she is not an accessory or a solution to some personal need.
04/10/2016 - Each new life allows us to appreciate the utterly gratuitous dimension of love.
04/10/2016 - Love opens our eyes and enables us to see the great worth of a human being.
04/10/2016 - In our families, we must learn to imitate Jesus’ own gentleness.
04/09/2016 - Every family, despite its weaknesses, can become a light in the darkness of the world.
04/09/2016 - Our teaching on marriage and the family cannot fail to be inspired by the message of love and tenderness.
04/09/2016 - The strength of the family lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love.
04/09/2016 - No one can think that the weakening of the family will prove beneficial to society as a whole.
04/09/2016 - People with disabilities are a gift for the family and an opportunity to grow in love, mutual aid and unity.
04/08/2016 - The family is a good which society cannot do without, and it ought to be protected.
04/08/2016 - The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world.
04/08/2016 - The word of God is a source of comfort for every family that experiences difficulty or suffering.
04/08/2016 - The family is the place where parents become their children’s first teachers in the faith.
04/08/2016 - The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.
04/07/2016 - I encourage you to bear witness to Christ in your personal life and families: a witness of gratuitousness, solidarity, spirit of service.
03/12/2016 - ... That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.
02/15/2016 - I prefer a family with a tired face from sacrifices made rather than a pretty one which is unfamiliar with tenderness and compassion.
11/12/2015 - As Christians, we are called to imitate the Good Shepherd and to help families experiencing difficulties.
10/27/2015 - Parents, can you “waste time” with your children? It is one of the most important things that you can do each day.
09/07/2015 - Let us ask Our Lady to help all families, especially those affected by unemployment.
08/28/2015 - Lord, help us always to be more generous and closer to poor families.
08/06/2015 - We learn many virtues in our Christian families. Above all, we learn to love, asking nothing in return.
08/01/2015 - Hospitality in families is a crucial virtue today, especially in situations of great poverty.
07/30/2015 - The most powerful witness to marriage is the exemplary lives of Christian spouses.
05/26/2015 - We can observe the Fourth Commandment by loving visits to our aging grandparents.
05/14/2015 - Dear parents, have great patience, and forgive from the depths of your heart.
01/16/2015 - The family is the greatest treasure of any country. Let us all work to protect and strengthen this, the cornerstone of society.
12/28/2014 - The Christian family is missionary: it announces the love of God to the world.
12/16/2014 - It is so important to listen! Husbands and wives need to communicate to bring happiness and serenity to family life.
12/09/2014 - The family is a community of love where each of us learns to relate to others and to the world around us.
10/23/2014 - The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society.
10/03/2014 - Happy families are essential for the Church and for society.
07/31/2014 - May each family rediscover family prayer, which helps to bring about mutual understanding and forgiveness.
06/28/2014 - To be friends with God means to pray with simplicity, like children talking to their parents.
06/26/2014 - The family is essential to sustaining human and social development.
06/16/2014 - May the Lord bless the family and strengthen it in this moment of crisis.
05/10/2014 - A family enlightened by the Gospel provides a school for Christian living! There one learns faithfulness, patience and sacrifice.
05/09/2014 - Holiness means giving ourselves in sacrifice every day. And so married life is a tremendous path to sanctity!
05/08/2014 - In our families we learn to love and to recognise the dignity of all, especially of the elderly.
04/01/2014 - Dear parents, teach your children to pray. Pray with them.
03/08/2014 - The challenge for Christian spouses: remaining together, knowing how to love one another always, and doing so in a way that their love grows.
03/03/2014 - How to live a good marriage? United to the Lord, who always renews our love and strengthens it to overcome every difficulty.
02/27/2014 - In a family it is normal to take charge of those who need help. Do not be afraid of frailty!
09/28/2013 - Every marriage has difficult moments. But these experiences of the Cross can make the path of love even stronger.

  Catecheses on the Family
and the Pastoral Challenges

Synod 2014-2015


Relatio synodi
à  Final message
à  Address of the Holy Father

à  Letter to families

The sacrament of Matrimony

(YOUCAT n. 260-271)

Merciful Jesus
in the Matrimony


  Audience YOUCAT
Introduction 12/10/2014 368 - 374
Jesus lived in the simple Family of Nazareth 12/17/2014  86
The role and mission of mothers in Church and society 01/07/2015  85
Fatherhood (I): The dignity and role of fathers 01/28/2015  372; 375
Fatherhood (II): To deal patiently with his children in their growth to maturity 02/04/2015  371 - 375
The importance and role of children 02/11/2015  372; 418-419
The role of brothers and sisters 02/18/2015  321, 330, 373
The elderly (I): Their richness and wisdom for society 03/04/2015  367
The grandparents (II): Their mission and vocation and their prayer for society 03/11/2015  499 - 504
Children (I): A rich teaching for society 03/18/2015  418
Solemnity of the Annunciation: Prayer for the Synod on the Family 03/25/2015  76 - 79
Children (II): To love them all the more 04/08/2015  368-369; 372; 383-385; 435
Male and female (I): Summit of divine creation 04/15/2015  64; 400-401
Male and female (II): Our vocation is to care for the covenant of marriage 04/22/2015  64; 260
Marriage (I): "man and woman who love one another! This is the masterpiece!" 04/29/2015  400-406; 416-418
Marriage (II): "The sacrament of marriage is a great act of faith and love" 05/06/2015  260 - 268
Three phrases for a familial common life:  “May I?”, “Thank you”, and “Pardon me” 05/13/2015  371; 524
The educational mission of children requires faith, courage, love and patience 05/20/2015  371 - 373
The engagement is the time in which the two are called to work hard on love 05/27/2015  404 - 408
Reflection on the consideration of the vulnerability of the family 06/03/2015  323-324; 369
In the family: Help and prayer for the sick 06/10/2015  241; 280
On Mourning the Loss of a Loved One 06/17/2015  154 - 156
The suffering of marital separation 06/24/2015  269; 424-425
Divorced/Remarried: Suffering of the members of the family 08/05/2015  269-270; 424
Facets of family life (I): Celebration 08/12/2015  47; 366
Facets of family life (II): Work 08/19/2015  50; 332; 442
Facets of family life (III): Prayer 08/26/2015  490 - 510
To communicate the faith: The following of Christ 09/02/2015  271; 368-369; 372-374
The connection between the family and the Christian community 09/09/2015  271; 368
Man and woman in God's Creation 09/16/2015  64; 260; 400
Synod: the profound relationship between the Church and the family 10/07/2015  126; 139
The promises we make to children 10/14/2015  369; 372-373
The promise of love and fidelity that the man and woman make to one another 10/21/2015  261-263
Synod: vocation and mission of the family:
the capacity to forgive and to forgive one another
11/04/2015  524
Conviviality: the attitude of sharing life’s goods 11/11/2015  321
Jubilee of Mercy: the great open door of God’s mercy for all 11/18/2015  226-239
"Spiritual childhood" 12/30/2015  




à  World Meeting of Families in Dublin


à  Feast of Families in Croke Park Stadium (Dublin)  

à  Video


à  Closing Mass of the eighth World Meeting of Families

à  Video

à  Prayer Vigil for the Festival of Families


à  Closing Mass of the eighth World Meeting of Families

Apost. Journey of Pope Francis in Cuba

 à Visiting different homes was a special way for Jesus to make known God’s plan





Apost. Journey of Pope Francis in Paraguay

 à To follow the model of the Holy Family


Apost. Journey of Pope Francis in Ecuador

 à To follow the example of Mary at the wedding feast of Cana

Apost. Journey of Pope Francis to the Philippines

 à Meeting with Families in Manila


2014 - 2015


Pope Francis

in Sri Lanka

à At the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary  

à  Holy mass for the synod of bishops  10/04/2015

à  Prayer vigil for families 10/03/2015


à  Synod on the family 10/05/2014

à  Meeting on the family 10/04/2014

Meeting of Pope Francis with engaged couples preparing for marriage  





Meetings with Pope Francis

à  Message on October 26  

à  Homily on October 27

à  in Assisi on October 4

à  The Gospel of Live on June 6

à  World Meeting of Families with Pope Benedict XVI in Milan, Italy
Pope Benedict XVI

Dedication of the Church of the Sagrada Familia

Pontificium Consilium pro Familia


Pope Benedict XVI

Letter to families 1994                


  Familiaris Consortio

(apost exh 11/22/1981)


    Theology of the body


Encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae (03/25/1995)


  Gaudium et spes 47-52

Saint Pope Paul VI

  Synod for the New Evangelization (n.48)


  Meeting with young couples (09/11/2011)


  For couples in difficulty (09/26/2008)

  Encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (07/25/1968)