Dear families, you know very well that the true joy which we experience in the family is not superficial; it does not come from material objects, from the fact that everything seems to be going well. . . . True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons, something which we all feel in our hearts.
Since his election, Pope Francis has expressed his concern for the urgent pastoral needs of families. In this collection, the Holy Father speaks to families personally, offering his distinctive combination of love and pastoral wisdom.
Pope Francis Speaks to Families includes words to families in general as well as advice directed specifically to married and engaged couples, mothers, fathers, and children. These excerpts from Pope Francis public addresses will hearten and enlighten you, whatever your role in the greater family of the Church. This is a joyful book, easy to dip into or read straight through.
-- A book that belongs in every Catholic family home.
--The perfect gift for those newly engaged or starting a family.