The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

Pope Francis — Book 192 pgs.
Publisher: Franciscan Media (2015)
ISBN: 9781616369095


Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., served the Jesuits as novice master, lecturer, provincial, confessor, and spiritual director before Pope John Paul II named him Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He was elected to the papacy on March 13, 2013. He is the first pope from the Americas and the first pope to choose the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Alicia (Ramirez de Arellano) von Stamwitz was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1960. She is an award-winning freelance author and longtime editor with the religious press. Her interviews and profiles of today’s most influential spiritual leaders are published internationally. She lives in Missouri with her family. More information can be found at


One of those priests who truly understands, as few others do, what life is and the meaning of “the mystery of love.” I am sure many will enjoy and benefit from reading this book. — Elisabetta Piqué, author, Pope Francis: Life and Revolution
Here is real insight about love, wrapped in memorable language that goes straight to the heart. — Helen M. Alvaré, professor of family law and religion at George Mason University, consultor for the Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity
Pope Francis holds up our families as those intimate relationships through which we truly learn to love as we have been loved. — Wendy M. Wright, Ph.D., author, Sacred Dwelling and Seasons of a Family’s Life
This collection of Pope Francis’s reflections, insights, practical guidance, and humorous comments on marriage and the family provides further confirmation that he is a true pastor who knows the full spectrum of family life with its joys and sorrows, hopes and dreams. — Gerard O’Connell, associate editor and Vatican correspondent for America magazine
Perfect to read around the dinner table or as part of your daily family prayer, this book belongs in every Catholic home!” — Lisa M. Hendey, author, The Grace of Yes and founder, of the Catholic Mom blog

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Pope Francis cares deeply about the health and happiness not only of today’s families, but also of tomorrow’s families. The pope continues to keep the theme of the family in the forefront through his speeches, homilies, addresses, and writings. Published in cooperation with the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican Publishing House, this original collection brings Pope Francis’s teachings on the importance of family into focus in an elegant way. It covers themes of love and marriage, the promise of young people, and the vocation and mission of the family.

The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

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