Reflections" regarding THE PATH TO COMMUNION (continued)

Prayer  ~~  "Come Spirit of Love!  Come that we may be one, as the Father and You are One.  
One united with You!  

 

One united through our Baptism 
in
FAITH and in LOVE!"

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 
Mary, 
has lead us to her  
precious families.

Challenges facing Christian families

Mary, 
who is the 
MOTHER OF the FIRST CHRISTIAN FAMILY 
AND 
MOTHER OF ALL FAMILIES

 reminds us that 
THE FAMILY 
WAS ESTABLISHED 
BY GOD!!! 
 

God created the first man and the first woman, 
Adam and Eve, 
and 
commanded them
 
"to be fruitful and multiply." (Genesis 1:28)  

In this holy, safe place called the FAMILY, new life begins and we should welcome this new life as a true, living gift from God.  
A family brought up with the life and Word of God forms, so to speak, a
domestic Church from which will spring forth many fruits!  

One of the 
fruits
|
is vocations!
  

Pope John Paul II reminds us that prayerful devotion to Mary 
will keep our families united 
as she did with the Apostles before Pentecost. 

He reminds us that many deadly attitudes are being waged against our families through 
divorce, 
abortion, 
infanticide, 
and 
the use of contraceptives.

Birth control pills which are abortifacients ~~
cause abortions

In the face of these attacks, he reminds us that 
the "...foundation of life is the conjugal
(Husband and wife joined in marriage) relationship between husband and wife, a relationship which, between Christians, 
is 
sacramental."
  

He sends us the reminder that there is an "...urgent need of a broad catechetical effort regarding the Christian ideal of conjugal (Husband and wife joined in marriage) communion and family life, including a spirituality of our fatherhood and motherhood."  

He feels strongly that greater attention must be given to  men as husbands and fathers,

as well as to the responsibility which they share with their wives for their marriage
the family 
and 
the raising of our children. 

In order to properly prepare for our great vocation as mother or father, he stressed the importance of a serious preparation of our young people for the Sacrament of Matrimony which reflects Catholic teachings

Because our Christian family 
is like a 
domestic church
,
  
it needs to be the "...first heralds of faith" for the children by our words, 
but 
more importantly by our example!
  

THIS IS HOW THE FAITH  
 IS HANDED DOWN to our children! 

Therefore it is of great importance for our families to set aside time for prayer
 
The Holy Father continues to reinforce the fact that there is a need to "...encourage shared spiritual moments such as participating in Reconciliation, daily prayer in the family and practical signs of charity." 

AND 
He reassures us that if this is done, the family will definitely be strengthened, especially the marriage.  
AND
With a good Christian example being taught, our children will able to learn that they are able to realize the 
"universal call to holiness"  
through Christian family life.
 

 

We must always
REMEMBER
that as long as the family remains united, our society will be strong because the

FAMILY

 IS THE FOUNDATION OF SOCIETY!!!

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