Family love: vocation and way to holiness

    The theme of the upcoming World meeting of families, scheduled to take place in Rome in the month of June 2022, is: “Family love: vocation and way to holiness”. A press release from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, released by the Holy See Press Office, affirms that “On the fifth anniversary of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia and three years after the promulgation of Gaudete et Exsultate, this meeting has the intent of highlighting family love as a vocation and a way to holiness, in order to understand and share the deep and salvific meaning of family relationships in daily life”.

    The meeting will be organized by the Diocese of Rome and by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and will take place on the sixth anniversary of Amoris Laetitia and four years from Gaudete et Exsultate.

    The Dicastery in its press release states that: “As marriage and family shape a concrete experience of love, they demonstrate the great significance of human relationships in which joys and struggles are shared in the unfolding of daily life as people are led towards an encounter with God. This journey, when lived with fidelity and perseverance, strengthens love and enables the vocation to holiness that is possessed by each individual person and expressed in conjugal and family relationships. In this sense, Christian family life is a vocation and a way to holiness, an expression of the ‘most attractive face of the Church’ ” according to the expression used by Pope Francis in Gaudete et Exsultate.