The Catechism of the Catholic Faith refers to the family as a “domestic church” (2204). A family helps us to understand God's love because the communion of persons that we call family best exemplifies the communion of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The gift of children to a family reflects the glory of God’s creative acts. The family is a sign of God’s love.
Being a sign of Christ’s love every minute of every day challenges each member of the family. As your family shares the joys and struggles of relationship, you may find the resources on our For the Family webpage helpful. May God bless all of your good efforts!