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The greatest of these

So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13


I am nothing

If I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  1 Corinthians 13:2


the Family of Nazareth

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome May the Family of Nazareth be for our families and our communities the object of constant and confident prayer as well as their life model.


A cradle of the civilization of love

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan [The Church cherishes marriage] as the school of a deeper humanity and a cradle of the civilization of love.


The unique, irreplaceable value of the family

From  Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Sixth World Meeting of Families The witness and public commitment of all the baptized is necessary to reaffirm the dignity and the unique, irreplaceable value of the family.


Everyone is called to love

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family Everyone is called to love, including spouses and families.  In the Church everyone is called equally to perfect holiness.


Faithful to their covenant with God

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family We need to pray that [married couples] will be faithful to their covenant with God.


Built on a foundation of marriage and family life

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan The Church is built on a foundation of marriage and family life.


A Preparation

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Christian married love is a preparation for eternal life.


Love is

Love is patient, love is kind.  1 Corinthians 13:4


Let love be sincere

Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.  Romans 12:9


Called to collaborate more closely

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome The family and the Church… are called to collaborate more closely… in the formation of the person and the transmission of the faith.


No man and no woman alone

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome No man and no woman, however, alone and single-handed, can adequately transmit to children love and the meaning of life.


Life is entirely given

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome Life is entirely given only when, by birth, love and meaning are also given, which make it possible to say yes to this life.


We need to pray

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family We need to pray that married couples will love their vocation, even when the road becomes difficult.


To begin anew

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family This capacity [of spouses and parents to love] depends on the divine grace of forgiveness and reconciliation, [ensuring] the spiritual energy to begin anew.


A splendid gift of God’s goodness

From On the Family The Church firmly believes that human life, even if weak and suffering, is always a splendid gift of God’s goodness.


The fundamental task

From On the Family The fundamental task of the family is to serve life.


It is at home

From Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Sixth World Meeting of Families It is at home that people truly learn to live, to value life and health, freedom and peace, justice and truth, work, harmony and respect.


From others

From Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Sixth World Meeting of Families From others we received life, which develops and matures with the truths and values that we learn in our relationship and communion with others.


A sign of the Kingdom

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan A marriage upon which his [Christ's] school of gratitude and openness has left its mark of joy and warmth, is a sign of the Kingdom.


The virtue of marital hospitality

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan The natural virtue of marital hospitality is nourished and formed even more widely by the spouses’ Eucharistic life.


A part of a formation in love

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Procreation and education, the … service of the family to society, are part of a formation in love and a formation for love.


The source of its beauty

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family This is precisely the source of its beauty: by the very fact that [love] is demanding, it builds up [our] true good … and allows it to radiate to others.


The building of the civilization of love

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family Only if the truth about freedom and the communion of persons in marriage and in the family can regain its splendor, will the building of the civilization of love truly begin.


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