July 2024

„Saint Joseph,
Support and Save Our Families!“

If you watch fam­i­ly life in many films, you could turn green with envy, every­thing
almost always turns out well. Father and son get on well togeth­er, moth­er and daugh­ter, both equal­ly beau­ti­ful, stick togeth­er. There are nev­er argu­ments or con­tra­dic­tions, they live in a beau­ti­ful house, there is no eco­nom­ic hard­ship, every­one is healthy, prob­lems are only short-lived and there is hard­ly ever a cross. A good solu­tion is always found, and all are hap­py in the end.

In real­i­ty, how­ev­er, things look very dif-
fer­ent. At no time have so many mar­riages and fam­i­lies bro­ken up as today. Why? Because many fam­i­lies have lost their inner bond with GOD and there­fore also their bond with one another.

A bish­op says: „What use are the most beau­ti­ful church build­ings if the domes­tic church­es of fam­i­lies become more and more sec­u­larised, and the most beau­ti­ful litur­gi­cal cel­e­bra­tions are not con­tin­ued at home.“ The Sword-Bish­op has also been ask­ing fam­i­lies for years to set up a GOD’s cor­ner at home where the fam­i­ly can pray together.

Anoth­er voice of our day: „But I tell you, the most beau­ti­ful church­es will not lead the king­dom of GOD to vic­to­ry if there are not as many house church­es around every parish church in town and coun­try as there are families.“

The true mod­el of a Chris­t­ian domes­tic church is the Holy Fam­i­ly of Nazareth. There is Joseph, the head of the Holy Fa-mily, this deeply believ­ing more