The Holy Family – “A Kind of School”

Posted December 31, 2017 1:51 am by Philip Shano, SJ

The Holy Family – “A Kind of School”

The Office of Readings for the Feast of the Holy Family includes a beautiful excerpt from an address given by Pope Paul VI in Nazareth in 1964: “Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like.”
It is here that we get intimate knowledge of what made Jesus the person he was. It is in Nazareth that we learn about family life and about work and the discipline it entails.
When we reflect on our own upbringing, we discover that even our ordinary, but unholy, families can teach us significant things. I know with

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