In the month of January we celebrate the month of the Holy Family. A time for the contemplation of the mystery of Nazareth but also to live the family spirit as Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived in their daily life of prayer, work and love.

Our Communities and Educational Centres celebrate in different ways this month with the aim to help each Community and each family to be a new Nazareth. All of us are invited to update in our time the great value of family and the family spirit that our human relationships must have.

 

For your prayer we offer the Pope’s precious prayer to the Holy Family:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour 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.