The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)
The post-synodal apostolic exhortation on love in the family by Pope Francis. It is the conclusion of a two-year process discussing both the beauty and the challenges of family life, and a springboard for every member of the Church to discover anew what it means to live and truly love as the family of God in the world today.
Called a "love letter to the church," it invites everyone, especially married couples and families, to continual growth in their response to Christ and to one another. Coming from the heart of a pastor unafraid to focus on how to accompany families on their blessed and yet challenging journey of married life, it emphasizes a need for compassion and for examining the context of a person's situation rather than applying doctrine in the abstract. While it offers no change in official Church teaching, it encourages pastors to walk among their people, listening to their stories and their hearts to offer guidance, support, and prayer.
Features & Benefits:
◾Provides faithful with ways to show mercy to all families in the modern world
◾Divided into nine chapters: In The Light, The Word; The Experiences and Challenges of Families; Looking to Jesus: The Vocation of the Family; Love in Marriage; Love Made Fruitful; Some Pastoral Perspectives; Towards a Better Education of Children; Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating Weakness; and The Spirituality of Marriage and the Family
◾Document provides the Holy Father's synthesis of and commentary on bishops' synod discussions
◾Expands notion of family to be more inclusive
Trim size: 5" x 7 3/16"