When Pope John Paul II wrote his 1994 Apostolic Letter to Families in conjunction with the Year of the Family, he declared his eagerness "to greet you with deep affection and to spend time with you." Francis Cardinal Arinze, who worked closely with the late Holy Father for more than two decades, takes you through an in-depth examination of what has been called "the most personal and heartfelt document of Pope John Paul II's pontificate" (Fr. John McCloskey). Learn about the historical significance of this first Apostolic Letter ever addressed specifically to families. Be inspired by the Holy Father's vision of the family's role as the fundamental unit of the "civilization of love" and its potential impact on the Church and the world.
This encyclical talks of the family being the first and most important.
"A person goes forth from the family in order to realize in a new family unit his particular vocation in life." - by: Pope John Paul II
Audio book on CD
Hear the inspiring words of Pope John Paul II in this audio book of his 1994 Apostolic Letter to Families. Written in conjunction with the Year of the Family, the Letter to Families has been called "the most personal and heartfelt document of Pope John Paul's pontificate" (Fr. John McCloskey). This document is also an historical milestone, marking "the first time a pope ever has written a letter to families" (Gwen Coniker). You'll want to apply the late Holy Father's message to your own life and family after hearing how he explains the role of the family in the life of the Church, the nation and the world, and the family's role as the fundamental unit of the "civilization of love."
- Audiobook on CD, 3-CD set, 3 hours
- 4-CD set, 4.5 hours, 15 episodes
- 3-DVD set, 4.5 hours, 15 episodes