The Holy Family

“The family that recites the Rosary together reproduces something of the atmosphere of the household of Nazareth: its members place Jesus at the center; they share his joys and sorrows; they place their needs and their plans in his hands; they draw from him the hope and strength to go on.”                                                                                                 Pope John Paul II

For Reflection: 

What about my home and my homelife reflect the household of Nazareth? What about it does not? How can I help my family enter into the mysteries of the Rosary so that Jesus is at the center of all we do and say?

The Family That Prays Together

“To pray the Rosary for children, and even more, with children, training them from their earliest years to experience this daily ‘pause for prayer’ with the family, is admittedly not the solution to every problem, but it is a spiritual aid which should not be underestimated.”

                                                                               – Pope John Paul II

For Reflection: 

Does my family “pause for prayer” together? What problem is assailing my family today, cultural or otherwise? Can we begin, if we haven’t already begun, to pray the Rosary together for a solution? What is one way I can initiate this effort or what is one way I can increase my family’s prayer of it?