Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pastoral Plan of the Sons of the Holy Family, #10: Ends of Our Apostolic Mission

The motto “A Nazareth in each home” summarizes and unifies the ideals that motivate us in our apostolic mission and that we desire to make real in those places where we are sent.

Our apostolic work has as its main end to establish among Christian families the family lifestyle that the Incarnate Son of God lived with Mary and Joseph in Nazareth. Jesus is the true way of life and holiness, and this lifestyle is given to families of all places and times as Good News for their salvation.

Announcing the Gospel of Nazareth, we join Jesus so that the virtues and examples of the Holy Family be the way, truth and life for personal and human family growth in ties of love and life until we all reach “unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God and form the perfect man fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself” (Ephesians 4:13).

Proposing the Holy Family as a school of the Gospel for all families, we sow in them the principle of “the new human condition” (Ephesians 4:23-24) that began and grew in the Holy Family of Nazareth, so that on assuming the lifestyle and communion of that Holy Family, all families and the whole of society can be renewed from their common roots according to God’s plan.

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