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Pope Francis Quotes on Family That Families Can Learn From

Pope Francis Quotes on Family That Families Can Learn From

These Pope Francis Quotes on Family provide insight into the Catholic Church’s leader’s views on the family, family life, children, orphans, community, married life, and love. These Pope Francis Quotes on Family will help you learn more about the church.

Take a few times before or after dinner to discuss the catholic quotes on the family. Even if your children are too young to understand, hearing mom and dad discuss what the Church says about family life is vital for them to learn.

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Pope Francis quotes about family

The United Nations has designated May 15 to be International Day of the Family. A theme that Pope Francis brought up many times during his pontificate, stressing the importance of forgiveness and relying on prayer. But which family does Pope Francis aspire to be a part of? Here are a couple of the Pope’s thoughts expressed in his own.

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Every Friday, March 19, the feast of Saint Joseph, Pope Francis declares the year of the family. An opportunity to revisit the teachings delivered to families by the Sovereign Pontiff since the beginning of his pontificate.

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Top 10 pope Francis family quotes

We start with the best pope Francis quotes about family :

Quotes About Family

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“Family is an anthropological fact –a socially and culturally related fact. We cannot qualify it based on ideological notions or concepts important only at one time in history. We can’t think of conservative or progressive notions. Family is a family. It can’t be qualified by ideological notions.”–pope Francis family quotes

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“The family is threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life.”–pope Francis family quotes

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“A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: May I? Thank You, and I’m sorry and never, never, never end the day without making peace.” –pope Francis family quotes

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“The union of man and woman in marriage [is]a unique, natural, fundamental and beautiful good for persons, communities, and whole societies.”–pope Francis on families

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“Every family is always a light, however faint, amid the darkness of this world.” –pope Francis on families
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“In the family, we learn to love, to forgive, to be generous and open, not closed and selfish. We learn to move beyond our needs, to encounter others, and share our lives with them. That is why families are so important in God’splan.” –pope Francis on families
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“Not only would I say that the family is important for the evangelization of the new world. The family is important, and it is necessary for the survival of humanity. Without the family, the cultural survival of the human race would be at risk. The family, whether we like it or not, is the foundation.”–pope Francis family quotes

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“In families, children bring headaches. I won’t speak about mother laws. But in families, there is always a Cross. Always. Because of the love of God, the Son of God opened up that way. But also in families, after the Cross, there is Resurrection.”–pope Francis family quotes
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“Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself. As Saint John Paul II often said, the future of humanity passes through the family”–pope Francis family quotes
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“I prefer a family that tries to begin and again tries to begin again, to a family and a society that is narcissistic and obsessed with luxury and comfort.” –pope Francis family quotes
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“How precious is the family, as the privileged place for transmitting the faith.”–pope Francis family quotes

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“When I confess young married people and they tell me about their children, I always ask this question: “Do you have time to play with your children?” And so often I hear from the dad: “But, Father, when I go to work in the morning, they are sleeping, and when I come back in the evening, they are in bed sleeping.” This is not life! It’s a difficult cross. It’s not human. When … I had more opportunities than I do today to speak with kids and young people, I realized that they are suffering from orphaned, that is orphanhood.” pope Francis message to families

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“This question was asked by Stefano and Valentina, two young people from Ciociaria. “Your Holiness, everyday life together is beautiful, it gives joy, and support. But it is a challenge to face. We believe that we need to learn how to love one another. There is a ‘style’ of life as a couple, a spirituality of daily life that we want to take on. Can you help us in this, Holy Father?”pope Francis message to families

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“The Pope responded: 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,” you said”  pope Francis message to families

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“The family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation. Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity.” – pope message on Family

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“We are together as long as the love lasts,” and then? All the best and see you later… and so ends the marriage. But what do we mean by “love”? Is it only a feeling, a psychophysical state? Certainly, if that is it, then we cannot build on anything solid. But if instead, love is a relationship, then it is a reality that grows. ”– pope message on Family

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“I am very fond of dreams in families. For nine months, every mother and father dream about their baby. Am I right? [Yes!] They dream about what kind of child he or they will be… You can’t have a family without dreams. Once a family loses the ability to dream, children do not grow, love does not grow, life shrivels up and dies. So I ask you each evening, when you make your examination of conscience, to also ask yourselves this question: Today did I dream about my children’s future? Today did I dream about the love of my husband, my wife? Did I dream about my parents and grandparents who have gone before me? ” – pope message on Family

18

“And we need simplicity to pray as a family: simplicity is necessary! Praying the Our Father together, around the table, is not something extraordinary: it’s easy. And praying the Rosary together, as a family, is very beautiful and a source of great strength! And also praying for one another! The husband for his wife, the wife for her husband, both together for their children, the children for their grandparents….praying for each other. This is what it means to pray in the family and it is what makes the family strong: prayer.”  – pope message on Family

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“I think of Saint Paul VI. At a time when the problem of population growth was being raised, he had the courage to defend openness to life in families. He knew the difficulties that are there in every family, and so in his Encyclical, he was very merciful towards particular cases, and he asked confessors to be very merciful and understanding in dealing with particular cases. But he also had a broader vision: he looked at the peoples of the earth, and he saw this threat of families being destroyed for lack of children. Paul VI was courageous; he was a good pastor and he warned his flock of the wolves who were coming. From his place in heaven, may he bless this evening!”  – pope message on Family

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Family life is not always a bed of roses. These quotes about Family from Pope Francis can help us see our families see their blessings – even in the midst of disappointments and problems. Not only does the Holy Father help us feel more grateful to our loved ones, but he also helps us see that when we nourish our families, we draw closer to God.

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