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December 5


Tuesday of the First Week in Advent


Parents, "by word and example, are the first heralds of the faith with regard to their children" (Lumen Gentium, no. 11). Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or older sibling, read how you can help foster faith into your home.


"The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children; they should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each of them, fostering with special care vocation to a sacred state. Fortified by so many and such powerful means of salvation, all the faithful, whatever their condition or state, are called by the Lord, each in his own way, to that perfect holiness whereby the Father Himself is perfect." (Lumen Gentium, no. 11)



"We ask Mary, the one through whom Jesus entered our world, to guide us in presenting Jesus to those who live in our land. May her prayers help us to share in her courage and faithfulness. May they lead us to imitate her discipleship, her turning to Jesus, her love for God and for all. May the compassion that Mary has always reflected be present in our hearts."


Use this resource as a guide to making prayer a part of your family life at home.

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