Marriage Matters

Bishop Jean Laffitte, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family at the Vatican, has recommended to parishes these reflections on the Scripture Readings for each Sunday of this year. They have been published by the British Catholic group ‘Two in One Flesh’ and it is hoped that they will encourage, support, and motivate couples to deepen their relationship with one another and with God.

This comes at a timely moment in the life of the Church when there is fresh attention on the centrality of marriage in her mission. See http://www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk/ under the Marriage Matters tab on the site.

Here is the first one:

Jesus says: Whoever remains in me bears fruit in plenty. Listening to Our Lord is essential for our fruitfulness. This can depend on how well we make the time to listen to each other, to discern together. Often God speaks to us through our spouse; some say “the closer we are to each other, the closer we are to God.

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