These stories, at times deeply moving, have a perennial value and speak beautifully of many different family experiences.
"Encouraging, humorous, pro-life, these beautiful stories are most welcome at a time when family values are often undermined from all sides. Over 30 stories make up this collection initiated by the Centre for Marriage and Family at the Maryvale Institute, taken from the former Catholic publication Nazareth Journal.
Each story gives a unique insight into the lives of ordinary but devout Catholic parents, facing different problems and coming from diverse walks of life. In his address on the Feast of the Holy Family, 30 December 2007, Benedict XVI appealed to Catholic families to 'bear witness before the world of the beauty of human love, of marriage and of the family'.
Professor David Alton (Lord Alton of Liverpool) writes in his foreword of his hope that this book will encourage all who read it to truly live up to Benedict's appeal. No small challenge, but one that each story rises to in its own exceptional way...."
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