Pope Proclaims Beauty of Marriage

Video Released to Accompany Holy Father's June Prayer Intention

Pope Proclaims Beauty of Marriage
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The Pope proclaims the beauty of marriage in his video to accompany his June prayer intention.

In the video, the Holy Father stressed the importance of marriage and the important role of the sacrament for the Church.

Below is the text of the Holy Father’s video message for June: The Beauty of Marriage. As with all the monthly prayer intentions of the Holy Father, the message is spread through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) addresses the challenges facing humanity and assists the mission of the Church. The network’s vision is to pray and work to meet the challenges of the world identified by the Pope. His intentions are keys for our prayers and mission. According to the organization’s mission, “you” are apostles in daily life, walking a spiritual path called “Way of the Heart,” working to serve Christ’s mission.

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Is it true, what some people say—that young people don’t want to get married, especially during these difficult times?

Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful.

It’s a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times complicated, but it’s worth making the effort. And on this life-long journey, the husband and wife aren’t alone; Jesus accompanies them.

Marriage isn’t just a “social” act; it’s a vocation that’s born from the heart; it’s a conscious decision for the rest of one’s life that requires specific preparation.
Please, never forget this. God has a dream for us —love— and He asks us to make it our own.
Let us make our own love which is God’s dream for us.

And let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness, and patience. Because a great deal of patience is necessary in order to love. But it’s worth it, eh?

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