The World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each meeting has a theme that enlivens the event and adds great depth to our understanding of contemporary family life. This year’s theme is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing that love of God and neighbor, taught and experiences in the family, is the way to live a fully joyful and purposeful life.
This video series is part of S+L’s preparatory coverage of the 2015 World Meeting of Families and Papal visit.
Pope John the 23rd will forever be remembered for calling the historic Second Vatican Council. But to his large family living in Sotto il Monte in the north of Italy, he was always “Angelo,” the simple and humble priest and loving son of Giovanni and Marianna Roncalli.
Learn more about the simple story of Angelo Roncalli or St. John XXIII:
Pope Francis penned a letter to Cardinal Kevin Farrell on the occasion of the next World Meeting of Families, set to take place in Dublin from August 21-26, 2018. Below, find the full text of his let ...read more
The vocation of the family is to love. The most extraordinary way a family can love is through the ordinariness of life. For the families we will meet in this series, it simply means being open to wha ...read more
Reflecting on the First Chapter of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Lo ...read more
There’s this great scene early in the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy unsuccessfully tries to relate to her family about an incident involving her dog Toto. After she’s brushed off with the admonishmen ...read more
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