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World Meeting of Families: Find God in all the little things

The World Meeting of Families is well underway in the Vatican. On Wednesday night, the 5-day event was introduced with the Festival of Families in the presence of the Holy Father. Then, on Thursday, speeches and panel discussions began with Gregory and Lisa Popcak, from the Peyton Institute for Domestic Church Life, who spoke of “The Domestic Church and Synodality: Towards a new ecclesiology through the liturgy of domestic church life”.

The couple presented the opening key-note speech about the Liturgy of Domestic Church life describing it as being a model of family spirituality. “Too often families feel that they have to leave the house to find God or they struggle to be able to apply Catholic spirituality at home given the busy family life”, explained Gregory Popcak. Instead, he added, “this model aims to have God fill all the daily interactions”. 

His wife Lisa went on to explain that this means bringing a little bit of God’s love into everything we do.

“It’s about scheduling family time, even a little bit of family time first, every day so that we can do things like walk, talk, play and pray together.”

“But it is also about making sure that we bring God into everything we do together in the little ways that we live our family life rather than isolating that time with God to specific family prayer time, which often, in the ‘sloppiness’ of family life we don’t get to.. at least not very well”, she said.

Read more at Vatican News

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