Les Femmes

Many saints addressed marriage and filmily. Let us pray that all ftnities model themselves on the generous and loving Holy Family of Nazareth, May parents resist the temptation to adopt the seffishness of the world. Pray to St. Joseph for families!

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: "I think the world today is upside down. Everybody seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on. There is much suffering because there is so very little love in homes and in family life. We have no time for our children, we have no time for each other; there is no time to enjoy each other. In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world."

Pope Leo XIII: "[M]arriage is holy by its own power, in its own nature, and of itself. It ought not to be regulated, administered by the will of civil rulers, but by the divine authority of the Church....Now, those who deny that marriage is holy and who relegate it, stripped of all holiness, among the class of common secular things, uproot, thereby, the foundations of nature, not only resisting the designs of Providence, but...destroying the order that God has ordained. No one, therefore, should wonder if from such insane and impious attempts there spring up a crop of evils pernicious in the highest degree both to the salvation of souls and to the safety of the commonwealth."

St. John Paul II: "The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.... The family is placed at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love. To the family is entrusted the task of striving, first and foremost, to unleash the forces of the good, the source of which is found in Christ the Redeemer of man."

St. John Chrysostom: "Therefore I beg you to take care for the good upbringing of your children. First of all think of the salvation of their souls. God has placed you as the heads and teachers over your families."

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