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Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Family In God's Plan

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Large stained glass window of the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant JesusThe Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit. In the procreation and education of children it reflects the Father's work of creation. It is called to partake of the prayer and sacrifice of Christ. Daily prayer and the reading of the Word of God strengthen it in charity. The Christian family has an evangelizing and missionary task.

Text taken from Theology of the Body

One of the reasons I started this blog was to further my understanding of the Catholic faith. I have recently been looking at and having to focus on the dynamics of our family. So what better time than to check out what the Catholic Catechism had to say about the Christian Family.

Picture of the Holy Family taken at St. Sebastian in St. Sebastian Ohio. This is a repost of this picture but I found the window like so many that I find in need of some restoration. So I gave it a little help. Left click the picture for a Great View.

1 comment:

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

You'll have to forgive me for the crop at the top. I am still learning the tricks of the trade when it comes to getting the pictures to look the way I want size wise instead of what Blogger wants. I had the whole window but lost the top while I was playing around trying to get it to display bigger. I've solved the problem for the next time.