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The Year of the Family

 

Pope Francis has announced a special Year of the Family for March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022.  The year commemorates the fifth anniversary of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Here are some resources  that honor families and help families grow in faith and love.

 

 

Pope Francis to mark fifth anniversary of ‘Amoris laetitia’ with year dedicated to family - Catholic News Agency

Pope announces year-long reflection on family, ‘Amoris Laetitia’ - The Catholic Weekly

Amoris Laetitia presented by the Holy Father - On March 19, 2021, the beginning of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year took place, and with a video message Card. Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, introduces the series of ten videos in which the Holy Father, together with families from five continents will talk about the content and spirit of the Apostolic Exhortation.

   Walking Together: the first video - Pope Francis in dialogue with families in a series of 10 videos

Year of the Family resources specifically geared toward children - Loyola Press