Note: Fr. Willy shares this beautiful reflection by Bishop Oscar Solis of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah, on World Marriage Week, as a way to honor married couples and Valentine’s Day.
During this week, the Church encourages the people of God to reflect on God’s gift of marriage to our Church, and offers the opportunity for couples to build up their marriage vocation. In God’s design, the Christian family is founded upon the covenant of marriage between husband and wife. Together with any children, they become the domestic church, where “they learn endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous forgiveness, and above all, divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life” (CCC 1656-57).
God is the important foundation of marriage and family. Through prayers, we receive God’s grace. Prayer does not take away trials and difficulties but provides hope that God’s presence brings light and peace, heals brokenness and restores all things new. Father Patrick Peyton, on whom Pope Francs bestowed the title Venerable in 2017, reminds us that “the family that prays together stays together.”
Each weekday, the homily from Daily Mass at Holy Cross Family Ministries is shared online. Visit Family Rosary: World at Prayer and sign up to receive notifications of each day’s homily.
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