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Title:
The blessing of family : inspiring words from Pope Francis
Author:
Francis, Pope, 1936- author.
Uniform Title:
Works. Selections. English
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Franciscan Media, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xi, 176 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
Pope Francis cares deeply about the health and happiness not only of today's families, but also of tomorrow's families. The pope continues to keep the theme of the family in the forefront through his speeches, homilies, addresses, and writings. Published in cooperation with the Vatican, this original collection brings Pope Francis's teachings on the importance of family to life in an elegant way. It covers themes of love and marriage, the promise of young people, and the vocation and mission of the family.
Language:
English
Contents:
The splendor of love and marriage -- The family in God's embrace -- The promise of young people -- The vocation and mission of the family -- The role and responsibility of elders -- A prayer for families.
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ISBN:
9781616369095
Format :
Book

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Pope Francis cares deeply about the health and happiness not only of today's families, but also of tomorrow's families. The pope continues to keep the theme of the family in the forefront through his speeches, homilies, addresses, and writings. Published in cooperation with the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican Publishing House, this original collection brings Pope Francis's teachings on the importance of family into focus in an elegant way. It covers themes of love and marriage, the promise of young people, and the vocation and mission of the family.

The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.


Author Notes

Pope Francis I was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina's Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was created a Cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II.

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February 28, 2013, Bergoglio was elected as his successor by a papal enclave. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas and the first non-European Pope since Pope Gregory III in 741.

The Church of Mercy was collected from Pope Francis's speeches, homilies and papers presented during the first year of his papacy. and details his vision for the Catholic Church.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1 The Splendor of Love and Marriagep. 1
Chapter 2 The Family in Gods Embracep. 27
Chapter 3 The Promise of Young Peoplep. 81
Chapter 4 The Vocation and Mission of the Familyp. 105
Chapter 5 The Role and Responsibility of Eldersp. 149
A Prayer for Familiesp. 175