29 July 2021
10 videos Amoris Laetitia

The ‘foreverness’ and beauty of love

Online the fifth episode of the dialogue between the Holy Father and families

 

“Marriage is a precious sign. It is an image of God’s love for us. This does not mean that the love spouses have for each other must be perfect… No love is perfect. But the love spouses have for each other is a dynamic process that progresses and improves with time over a lifetime. This is why marriage requires fidelity. Marriage lasts forever”. The Holy Father speaks  about "foreverness" in marriage, in this fifth video of the 10-part series prepared as part of the celebration of the «Amoris Laetitia Family» Year. This time Pope Francis addresses himself particularly to spouses.

“Don’t be afraid to fail: fear is the greatest obstacle to welcoming Christ and His plan for our lives! Be careful of fear!”, the Holy Father powerfully warns us.

The Holy Father's reflection is this time accompanied by the personal testimony of Donato and Francesca, an italian couple. Donato: “The gift of His Love makes the ‘forever’ possible of two fragile, limited and wounded creatures”. Francesca: “Our forever is a gift above all. We as a couple are especially aware of this when we struggle in building our loving relationship, but it is precisely here that we see the intervention of Grace” –  the spouses say.

A series of 10 videos inspired by different chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, encourages to re-read this papal document and to rediscover the family as a gift for its members, the Church and society.

Each video, accompanied by a pastoral guidebook divided in four parts, can be used flexibly either by families or by various ecclesial groups to nurture reflection, dialogue and pastoral practice as well as to families in their spiritual and concrete daily lives.

This pastoral resource is an initiative of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life in collaboration with the Dicastery for Communication, as part of the initiatives of the «Amoris Laetitia Family» Year.