Series Title: Publication (United States Catholic Conference. Office of Publishing and Promotion Services), no. Other Titles: Gratissimam sane. role, excluding it from its rightful position in society, would be to inflict grave harm on the authentic growth of society as a whole” (Gratissimam Sane, , no . John Paul II’s Letter to Families – A Summary. Last edited 25th May John Paul II’s Letter to Families – A Summary. In , Pope John Paul II.

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The divine plan on marriage and the family, fundamental pillar of society and of the Church that has to found a “civilization of love”, is in stark contrast from a destructive anti-civilization that takes the form of many tendencies and situations that in fact threaten “a kind of cultural uprooting”, which is the greatest danger that should be exposed, and a sne of progressive dehumanization in the name of “modernization”, and which is supported by grratissimam secularism bordering with neopaganism.

Certainly a good number are, but the times in which we are living tend to restrict family units to two generations.

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The fourth commandment is closely linked to the commandment of love. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. After God, they are your first benefactors. In the light of these and other texts of the New Testament it is possible to understand what is meant by the “civilization of love”, and swne the family is organically linked to this civilization.

Gathering the historical challenges faced by the family, which he would later call “patrimony of humanity”, he profoundly reflects on the “splendid news” of its identity in the reciprocal gift that spouses exchange in their total self-giving.

Moreover, it creates this good ever anew.

The family can be atomized or separated into the members composing it. The fourth commandment of the Decalogue deals with the family and its interior unity—its solidarity, we could say.

In the family thus constituted there appears a new unity, in which the relationship “of communion” between the parents attains complete fulfilment. He comes to the world through the family and gratiesimam to the family the very fact of his existing as an individual” Gratissimam Sanen.


What I have called a triptych abundantly shows how family and life are inseparable, and how the domestic Church is at gratiasimam same time the sanctuary of life and its cradle, and how human procreation forms an essential part of the mission of marriage. May the Year of the Family become a harmonious and universal prayer on the part of all “domestic churches” and of the whole People of God! When a new person is born of the conjugal union of the two, he brings with him into the world a particular image and likeness of San himself: This call is not only open to what exists in time, but in God it is also open to eternity.

This Year ought to direct our thoughts and our hearts towards Nazareth, where it was officially inaugurated this past 26 December at a Solemn Eucharistic Liturgy presided over by the Papal Legate. Marriage, the Sacrament of Matrimony, is a covenant of persons in love. It must become a union in prayer. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: From the very outset the identity of the family is to some extent shaped by the identity of the nation to which it belongs.

The Church wishes to carry out her educational mission above all through families who are made capable of undertaking this task by the Sacrament of Matrimony, through the “grace of state” which follows from it and the specific “charism” proper to the entire family community.

Online text: Letter to Families “Gratissimam Sane”, by Pope St. John Paul II

Man is first of all the “glory of God”: The family is in the midst of a decisive combat for a humanity with a face that is, we repeat, human. Subsidiarity thus complements paternal and maternal love and grstissimam its fundamental nature, inasmuch as all other participants in the process of education are only able to carry out their responsibilities in the name of the parents, with their consent and, to a certain degree, with their authorization.

For this very reason family members need to encounter Christ in the Church through the wonderful Sacrament of Penance and Graissimam.


Such ggratissimam phenomenon is a crisis: Continuing this line of thought, we also come upon the antithesis between individualism and personalism. The eminent dignity of the woman should be acknowledged and fully respected.

Even when they entrust these responsibilities to ecclesiastical institutions or to schools administered by religious personnel, their educational presence ought to continue to be constant and active. This is why the Church both believes and proclaims the love which “endures all things” 1 Cor gratissjmam Is not every child a “particle” of that common good without which human communities break down and risk extinction? All this is worthwhile and necessary. And why does individualism threaten the civilization of love?

It is an amazing love: On this hinges human civilization, which cannot be defined as anything other than a “civilization of love”. The words of the Book of Genesis contain that truth about man which is confirmed by the very experience of humanity.

Translation of “Familles Gratissimam sane” in English

A truly sovereign and spiritually vigorous nation is always made up of strong families who are aware of their vocation and mission in history. John Paul, Pope ; Catholic Church. The question about children and their education is profoundly linked to marital consent, with its solemn promise of love, conjugal respect, and fidelity until death.

This is what the Church has done in her constant teaching, and in a particular way at the Second Vatican Council. The Holy See not only made itself present in the various stages of the United Nations’ preparations and in the different programmes that were held, but also, within the Church, encouraged numerous activities in many Episcopal Conferences, Dioceses, parishes, apostolic movements, nongovernment organizations, etc.

The Year of the Family, as a year of special prayer on the part of families, ought to renew and deepen each family’s awareness of these truths.