"Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus grows; he grows in the love of spouses, he grows in the lives of children. That is why the enemy so often attacks the family. The devil does not want the family; he tries to destroy it, to make sure that there is no love there. Families are this domestic Church." - Pope Francis Address to the XXXVII National Congress of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit, June 1, 2014

 

Living together is an art, a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. It does not end once you have won each other’s love... Rather, it is precisely there where it begins! This journey of every day has a few rules that can be summed up in three phrases which you already said, phrases which I have already repeated many times to families, and which you have already learned to use among yourselves: "May I" — that is, “can I,” " thank you", and "I’m sorry. – Pope Francis Address to Engaged Couples Preparing for Marriage, February 14, 2014

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