Did you know that in Milan the World Meeting of Families is underway? I had never heard of it before but this is the seventh World Meeting of Families. Catholic families from around the world will gather in Milan to promote the value and importance of family. I cannot tell you how much I wish my own family could be in attendance.
We won't be, of course, but a few months ago, our Teams Of Our Lady (TOOL) chaplain gave us a book entitled, The Family:Work and Celebration which was written as preparation for the meeting. We have been studying it at our monthly TOOL meetings and it is full of beautiful meditations and explanations of both Scripture and the Catechism which together present God's plan for families. It also includes ways to live out God's plan. The book is inspiring and positive and uplifting. I can only imagine the Meeting itself will be a thousand times more so.
Though I cannot be there with my own family, I will be praying along with the Pope and the families gathered in Milan, that the blessing and the necessity of strong Catholic families will be recognized the world over. And that all Catholic families will rise to the challenge to become the families that God created us to be and the examples the world so desperately needs us to be.
Please pray with me, that all Catholic families may be beacons of Light and bearers of Truth to those around us.
I am a Catholic wife and home schooling mother of 5. I willingly admit that I define myself by my vocation. I do not feel at all diminished as a person to be “only” a wife and mother. I am proud to have a wonderful family to serve and care for. It is enough for me. It is what I've always wanted. It is where I serve God and come to know Him better each and everyday. In addition to my family and my faith, I am also passionate about writing. The blogging world has allowed me the privilege and blessing of bringing together all my passions.