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Family...
The branches on a tree,
we all grow in different directions
yet our roots remain as one. 
(Author Unknown)






"Love is something we learn; love is something we live; love grows as it is "forged" by the concrete situations which each
particular family experiences. Love is born and constantly develops amid lights and shadows."
- POPE FRANCIS, September 26, 2015 (Festival of Families, Philadelphia)

"We are called to acknowledge how beautiful, true and good it is to start a family, to be a family today;
and how indispensable the family is for the life of the world and for the future of humanity."
- POPE FRANCIS, February 20, 2014


"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."
- POPE JOHN PAUL II, Dec. 7, 1986


"The family, founded upon marriage freely contracted, one and indissoluble, must be regarded as the natural,
primary cell of human society. The interests of the family, therefore, must be taken very specially into consideration
in social and economic affairs, as well as in the spheres of faith and morals. For all of these have to do
with strengthening the family and assisting it in the fulfilment of its mission."
- POPE JOHN XXIII, 1963