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December – Joy

Joy is an attribute of God’s divine love. To reflect God in our family life, we are called to be joyful by developing our relationship with Christ.

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January – Family Prayer

The Christian family needs to put first things first by cultivating a relationship with God together through prayer. Prayer is essential for families to develop Christian joy, faith, hope and love.

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February – The Sacrament of Marriage

The foundation of the domestic church is the sacrament of marriage. It is therefore important to reflect often on the mystery and calling of this sacrament. Also, our children may be called to become spouses and parents, so it is important to help them understand the type of love that is necessary in marriage and family life.

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March – Family Difficulties

All families face difficulties. At such critical moments, it is important to learn how to suffer well and to suffer together with Christ. Suffering, if given to the Lord, can bring families closer together and strengthen their love.

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April – Mercy and Forgiveness

The inner form of Christian familial love is mercy like God the Father who is “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4).

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May – Hope

Because love is filled with hope when it is communicated, our family wants to promote hope and the life-giving spirit that flows from it to our families.

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June – Self-Giving Love

The form of marital and family love is given by God himself, who is love. The Christian family, the domestic church, has been entrusted with the irreplaceable vocation of being the first school of human and divine love.

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July – Witnessing to the Faith

Because families play an indispensable role in the new evangelization, we want to share our faith with other families and those who are far away from God.

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August – Hospitality

Scripture speaks frequently about the importance of a family’s hospitality because of its life-giving love that nourishes weary souls and heals broken hearts.

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September – Charity

We learn of God’s love through the Scriptures, the testimony of God himself, where we read that “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Mt 25:40). The Scriptures therefore instruct all, including families, to practice charity because Christ is present in every person, especially the poor and needy.

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October – Together on Mission

By understanding its mission, the family can more fully embrace God’s plan for the fullness of divine life and love that he wishes to share with the family.

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November – The Communion of Saints

By virtue of baptism and the sacramental graces of marriage, the Christian family is built into a communion of saints. Holiness is a gift given to every baptized Christian that becomes a joyful task for the whole of life.

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