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Series Title: Publication (United States Catholic Conference. Office of Publishing and Promotion Services), no. Other Titles: Gratissimam sane. role, excluding it from its rightful position in society, would be to inflict grave harm on the authentic growth of society as a whole” (Gratissimam Sane, , no . John Paul II’s Letter to Families – A Summary. Last edited 25th May John Paul II’s Letter to Families – A Summary. In , Pope John Paul II.

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Its brilliance takes it roots from the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, and more concretely from the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spesand from the Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio.

And incomparably greater than all is the power of the Eucharist. That was the goal: This civilization is intimately linked to the love “poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us” Rom 5: Through the family passes the primary current of the civilization of love, which finds therein its “social foundations”.

Here one thinks first of all of selfishness, not only the selfishness of individuals, but also of couples or, even more broadly, of social selfishness, that for example of a class or nation nationalism. Sex made banal, sex education with models that give rise to a false anthropology, love converted into egoism: It is also through the body that man and woman are predisposed to form a “communion of persons” in marriage.

At times it is a matter of people with physical or psychological handicaps, of whom the so-called “progressive” society would prefer to be free. In one sense, parents also give birth to children for the nation, so that they can be members of it and can share in its historic and cultural heritage.

Familles Gratissimam sane – Translation into English – examples French | Reverso Context

The Charter of the Rights of the Family, on the basis of the moral principles mentioned above, consolidates the existence of the institution of the family in the social and juridical order of the “greater” society—those of the gratissmam, of the State and of international communities.


The Year of the Family was in itself a positive event; but it required particular attention and reflection, since in certain milieus even within the Church there were signs of less profound insight and coherence regarding the truth of the family. The universe, immense and diverse as it is, the world of all living beings, is inscribed in God’s ggratissimam, which is its source cf.

God “willed” man from the very beginning, and God “wills” him in every act gratisssimam conception and every human birth.

Another aspect that is of certain originality in the Letter to Families is the deepening of the meaning of subject in the community of the family. In this sense both man and the family constitute “the way of the Church.

There I wrote that man is the way of the Church. The family is at the heart of all these problems and tasks.

While speaking about employment in reference to the family, it is appropriate to emphasize how important and szne is the work women do within the family unit: May the Year of the Family become a harmonious and universal prayer on the part of all “domestic churches” and of the whole People of God! Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Even the family can end up like this kind of society.

Love is true when it creates the good of persons and of communities; it creates that good and gives it to others. Do not let the divine command that you be honoured fall into a moral vacuum!

Translation of “Familles Gratissimam sane” in English

If he has been created for divine life, can man truly exist “for his own sake”? Among these many paths, the family is the first and the most important. The family, which originates in the love of man and woman, ultimately derives from the mystery of God.

Human fatherhood and motherhood, while remaining biologically similar to that of other living beings in nature, contain in an essential and unique way a “likeness” to God which is the basis of the family as ssane community of human life, as a community of persons united in love communio personarum.


When they transmit life to the child, a new human “thou” becomes a part of the horizon of the “we” of the spouses, a person whom they will call by a new name: Precisely because of this, there is a continuing relevance to the title chosen by the Council in the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes in snae to indicate what the Church should be doing in the present situation: Moreover, it creates this good ever anew. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder” Mt In order to bring out the communion between generations, the divine Legislator could find xane more appropriate word than this: According to the Apostle, love is not able to “endure all things” if it yields to “jealousies”, or if it is “boastful Conjugal gratissimxm brings along with it “the truth of the person”, its rational and free being, eminent image of God who has his roots and is deduced from the mystery of the Trinitarian gratixsimam.

This concise expression is profoundly rich in meaning. You parents, the divine precept seems to say, should act in such a way that your life will merit the honour and the love of your children! How can we explain why some government leaders and members gratissimamm parliament see a progress, a gain, of freedom, democracy, in a superficial hypothesis that does not contemplate man and woman as they are and how God has wanted them to be?

But this is precisely the source of its beauty: While certainly showing maternal gratidsimam for the many complex crisis situations in which families are involved, as well as for the moral frailty of every human being, the Church is convinced that she must remain absolutely faithful to the truth about human love. Instead, we wish to emphasize gratissimwm God himself is present in human fatherhood and motherhood quite differently than he is present in all other instances of begetting “on earth”.