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: