Living the Faith at Home

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Living the Faith at Home

Living the faith at home – living as a “domestic church” – includes a rich family prayer life and developing a Catholic culture in the home, intentionally deepening the whole family’s relationship with Jesus Christ, with each other, and with the larger Church community.

Pope Francis gives us a beautiful snapshot of what the domestic church looks like in his recent document “On Love in the Family:” “The family is called to join in daily prayer, to read the word of God and to share in Eucharistic communion, and thus to grow in love and become ever more fully a temple in which the Spirit dwells” (no. 29).

For information on how to live the faith at home, check out the links below.

Praying as a Family

Wisdom from Pope Francis TED Talk

In April of 2017, Pope Francis gave the first TED talk ever delivered by a Pope. For those unfamiliar, TED stands for technology, entertainment, design. The TED organization prides itself on curating brief talks from passionate speakers on new and innovative ideas. TED then shares those ideas in the hope of inspiring others. While the ideas Pope Francis shared were not necessarily new, his words were nothing short of inspiring.

Put some of Pope Francis’ wisdom into practice in your family, today!

Download this handout highlighting the Holy father’s three main messages.

Find a transcript of the talk at catholicnh.org/ted.

Developing a Catholic culture in the home:

The Little Oratory

An excerpt from Building Catholic Family Traditions by Paul & Leisa Thigpen

Resources from Loyola Press

Resources from The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

Bishop Robert Barron: “Reflecting on Biblical Family Values”