"It is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love.” Saint Josemaría
"It is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love.”
A new article in the series on human love. "It takes time and commitment to be a parent. The time invested in parenting will always be worthwhile."
Polite manners provide something essential for living in society, teaching us to be human and civil with others. Courtesy and politeness are "little sisters" of other and greater virtues
"Parents need to communicate the value of the human body, and how to treat it with respect, avoiding anything that could contribute to viewing it as merely an object of pleasure or curiosity." A new article in the series on the family.
"In hallowing the Sabbath, in 'creating' the festive day, God has wanted to associate all men and women with his loving gaze upon the world." A new article in the series on the family and raising children.
"The task of raising children comes down to getting them to 'want' to do what is good, providing them with the intellectual and moral resources so that each one be able to do what is good from his or her own conviction."
The self-sacrificing love of the parents generates in the family an atmosphere that facilitates their mission of leading their children to live the human and Christian virtues.
In the context of the Synod on the Family convoked by Pope Francis, the 21 articles on the family and educating children available on this website are now being offered as an eBook for smartphones and tablets.
A new article in the series on family education offers some ideas on how to help children manage their freedom.
"Christian morality does not regard human feelings with distrust. On the contrary, it gives importance to fostering and guiding them, since they have a great bearing on living a happy life."
"Have the courage to teach children austerity. If not, you won’t accomplish anything," St. Josemaria insisted. A new article in the series on the family, of which 5 are now available in English.
"Imposing things by force, in an authoritarian manner, is not the right way to teach. The ideal attitude of parents lies more in becoming their children’s friends."
"On reaching adolescence children may strongly demand an amount of freedom that at times they aren’t yet ready to manage in a mature way."
Modesty defends the intimacy of a man or a woman, their most precious core, so as to be able to reveal it in the appropriate measure and in the right moment.
"Those who are masters of themselves have marvelous possibilities to dedicate themselves to the service of God and neighbor, and thus attain the greatest happiness and peace possible here on earth."
Technology shapes to a great extent our lives today. We need to be in control of it so that its use helps us grow in virtue.
"Guiding children’s emotions means helping bring it about that what they like coincides with their true good." A new article in the series on the family.
The second part of an article on the parents' role in fostering a love for the true good in their children.
"Free time possesses certain educational possibilities of its own, teaching children how to make good use of their freedom." A new article in the series on the family.