An honest discussion about the dynamic of family life today. The pain of failure, detachment, separation and divorce: “There are no infallible recipes!” the secret lies in walking together.[more]
Address given by Chiara Lubich at the International Theological Pastoral Congress on the occasion of the Family Jubilee “Children, the springtime of the family and of society”.
Vatican, Paolo VI Auditorium, 12.10.2000
With these words the Holy Father introduces us to the theme of the education of children, which is “a call, a challenge, a joy”.
Developed within the Focolare Movement, Up2Me has been piloted so far in 28 countries. It grew from the need frequently expressed by children and youth who find themselves facing big issues like life, health, sexuality, modern life styles, emotions, future life choices … without adequate tools to deal with them.
The Holy Father speaks about “foreverness” in marriage, in this fifth video of the 10-part series prepared as part of the celebration of the «Amoris Laetitia Family» Year. This time Pope Francis addresses himself particularly to spouses.
“Don’t be afraid to fail: fear is the greatest obstacle to welcoming Christ and His plan for our lives! Be careful of fear!”, the Holy Father powerfully warns us.
The Day celebrated on July 25 can be a valuable opportunity to begin a new era in which the elderly are the protagonists.