In the Year of the Family “Amoris laetitia”, the Pope dedicates a letter to spouses, published on 26 December 2021, to show his closeness and affection: remember that forgiveness heals every wound. “The vocation to marriage is a call to steer an unstable boat in a sometimes rough sea” but where Jesus is present[more]
In unity with you all, we wish you Happy Christmas with His presence in your family. Maria and Gianni Salerno and everyone from the Central New Family Secretariat.[more]
Sometimes it seems difficult to be able to live the Gospel in the family. These “pearls” can give us the courage to try.[more]
This publication now brings together in a single printable digital version the 10 guides, accompanying the special edition with the collection of 10 videos of the pope in dialogue with families (already individually available on the website www.amorislaetitia.va).
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.
Today, the fragility of families is severely tested.[more]
Furthermore the Eucharist has a deep social dimension, which requires Christian families to choose a sober and generous life style, open to the needs of others.[more]
“Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness” is the theme of the Tenth World Meeting of Families promoted by the Catholic Church, to take place June 22-26, in 2022. Two married Focolarini, Marcelo Chávez and Pia Noria who coordinate the New Families Movement in part of South America (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay) share their own story and the build up to this event.[more]