GOD WANTS EVERY FAMILY TO BE A BEACON OF THE JOY OF HIS LOVE IN OUR WORLD (POPE FRANCIS, WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, 2018)
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Pope Francis reminds us that “ the ‘home’ represents the most precious human treasures, that of encounter, that of relations among people, different in age, culture and history, but who live together and together help one another to grow. For this reason, the ‘home’ is a crucial place in life, where life grows and can be fulfilled, because it is a place in which every person learns to receive love and to give love” (May 21, 2013). We are all called to build homes where love, forgiveness, joy, and peace abound. The Archdiocese of San Antonio is delighted to accompany you and your family on this journey!
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DEAR FAMILIES, YOU TOO SHOULD BE FEARLESS, EVER READY TO GIVE WITNESS TO THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU, SINCE THE GOOD SHEPHERD HAS PUT THAT HOPE IN YOUR HEARTS THROUGH THE GOSPEL. YOU SHOULD BE READY TO FOLLOW CHRIST TOWARDS THE PASTURES OF LIFE, WHICH HE HIMSELF HAS PREPARED THROUGH THE PASCHAL MYSTERY OF HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE RISKS! GOD’S STRENGTH IS ALWAYS MORE POWERFUL THAT YOUR DIFFICULTIES! (ST. JOHN PAUL II, LETTER TO FAMILIES, 1994)