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For this Sunday's Feast of the Holy Family, we have the prayer offered by Pope Francis at the end of 'The Joy of Love: an Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family' where he asks the Holy Family to intercede for all families so that they become places of communion, peace and prayer:

Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer. Amen.


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