February is here and while most people are preparing to recognize their loves in a few days, the Catholic church celebrates the Holy Family all month long.
Joseph, Mary, and Jesus … the Holy Family for us to emulate. They serve as our example, encouragement, and inspiration for how to build our family.
Pope Francis urges:
“Dear families, always live in faith and simplicity, like the Holy Family of Nazareth! The joy and peace of the Lord be always with you!”
This week’s issue of Genuflect focuses on the Holy Family: how to honor the Holy Family, virtues of a Holy Family, how dysfunctional families can be Holy, prayers for a Holy Family and for healing a broken family.
This month is best known for celebrating February 14th. And though you still have 9 days to buy candy and roses, today’s the day to begin praying the Novena to St. Valentine.
And to pray for our families.
Founding Editor, Genuflect
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12 Ways to Honor The Holy Family
February is devoted to the Holy Family in the Catholic Church. It’s an opportunity for us all to emulate the Holy Family. Here are 12 ways to do just that.
5 Virtues That Help Make a Family Holy
Family life gets hectic. Any day we may experience disruptions and disagreements. And yet we are called to emulate the Holy Family. Here are 5 virtues that can help.
What is a Holy Family? | Catholic Stand
The Holy Family Shows us How to Create a Healthy Home
Together Joseph, Mary and Jesus comprise the Holy Family. Individually they show us how to be Holy husbands, wives, parents, and children.
The Holy Family Shows us How to Create a Healthy Home | Catholic Exchange
How to Seek Holiness in a Dysfunctional Family
No family is perfect. And yet, we are all called to be a holy family. But how do we strive for holiness as an ordinary family? And is holiness even possible in a dysfunctional or abusive family? Holiness may look different for each family situation, but it is possible and here’s how to seek holiness.
The Holy Family And Holiness in Ordinary Families | Catholic Exchange
3 Things You Can do to Prepare Your Family For Mass
The family that prays together stays together. And what better way to emulate the Holy Family than to attend Mass together? Sunday mornings can be hectic, but here are 3 things you can do to help your family prepare for Mass.
8 Powerful Ways to Pray For Your Spouse
Why pray for your spouse? Here’s a creative infographic that provides 8 reasons to pray for your spouse.
Chaplet of The Holy Family
Pray for your family with this Holy Family Chaplet using a chaplet chain or your rosary.
Chaplet of The Holy Family | Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
Prayer to Heal a Broken Family
Not all family relationships are ideal. Feuds can tear apart siblings or parents and children. But keep the faith and pray this Litany to Our Lady Healer of Families to heal your struggling family.
Our Lady Healer of Families Heal my Broken Family | Catholic Stand
Dearest Bride to be
Barbara Pandolina shares her letter to the daughter of a friend who was about to be married. It includes lessons for all of us, including Pope Francis’ 3 secrets to a successful marriage.
Lessons in Marriage Learned And Shared | Catholic Stand
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