With the year for reflecting on the family set to begin in March, here is an article from the Philippines about the family as the foundation of society and the key to recovering from the pandemic.
A meditation (guided prayer) on the need to purify our sight so that we can see the world and other people as our Lord does.
Day 8 topics: God’s grace converts St Paul; God counts on us as he did with St Paul; St Paul is a model for attaining holiness.
Day 7 topics: Christ chooses St Peter and his successors; The Papacy as an institution affirms universality in unity; Union with the Pope also means union with his magisterium.
Day 6 topics: Christ wanted to found the Church on the apostles; All Christians are called to be apostles; Apostolate "ad fidem" and "ad gentes."
Day 5 topics: The Church is catholic and universal by nature; A sign of catholicity: diversity in matters open to opinion; Zeal for souls should lead us to become all things to all men.
Day 4 topics: The Church is holy in her origin and in her ends; The struggle for holiness in her members; The saints are a bond of unity
Day 3 topics: Unity within the Church; The order of charity; Unity in variety.
Day 2 topics: Prayer: the centre of every ecumenical endeavour; Personal conversion so as to purify the memory; Practical ways: dialogue and work in common.
Day 1 topics: Jesus’ prayer: "that all may be one"; Origin of the custom and importance of unity; Recognising Christ in others.