Prayer To The Holy Family (By Pope Francis)

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,in you we contemplate the splendour of true love,to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer,authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in Gods plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.


"Missionary commitment, then, remains ... the Church's primary service to humanity today, in order to offer Christ's salvation to modern mankind", declared Pope Benedict XVI in his message dated May 27, on the occasion of 81st World Mission Day which is to be celebrated on Sunday October 21, 2007.

The theme for this year's World Mission Day is "All the Churches for all the world."

In his message Pope said, "The Lord invites local Churches on all continents to a joint awareness of the urgent need to relaunch missionary activity to meet the many grave challenges of our time."