Family Faith & Catechesis

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Marriage & Family: two by two

current and archived newsletters of the Office of Marriage & Family
of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota


Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

  in you we contemplate the splendor of true love,

    to you we turn with trust.


Holy Family of Nazareth,

  grant that our families, too,

    may be places of communion and prayer,

      authentic schools of the Gospel

        and small domestic churches.


Holy Family of Nazareth,

  may families never again experience

    violence, rejection and division:

      May all who have been hurt or scandalized

        find ready comfort and healing.


Holy Family of Nazareth,

  may the approaching Synod of Bishops

    make us once more mindful

      of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,

        and its beauty in God’s plan.

          Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer!


This prayer was a part of Pope Francis' message given 2013 December 29, the Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth, at the conclusion of his Angelus address.


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