Family/Marriage

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

Pope John Paul II

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The first thing that a person finds in life and the last to which he holds out his hand, and the most precious that he possess, even if he does not realize it, is family life.

Blessed Adolph Kolping

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The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.

Pope John Paul II

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The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family. The family is placed at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love.

Pope John Paul II

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Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

St. Jerome

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Marital love is a reflection of how God loves. It is free, total, faithful and fruitful.

Christopher West

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As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

Pope John Paul II

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Marriage is the most basic expression of the vocation to love that all men and women have as persons made in God’s image.

Christopher West

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The family, as the fundamental and essential educating community, is the privileged means for transmitting the religious and cultural values which help the person to acquire his or her own identity. Founded on love and open to the gift of life, the family contains in itself the very future of society; its most special task is to contribute effectively to a future of peace.

Pope John Paul II

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[Speaking of marriage and family] In this entire world there is not a more perfect, more complete image of God, Unity and Community. There is no other human reality which corresponds more, humanly speaking, to that divine mystery.

Pope John Paul II

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