Even before they got married Paolo and Teresa had decided they wanted a large family. They each had four siblings and although there certainly had been all kinds of problems, financial, medical and at times relationship problems they had enjoyed the richness and fun of family togetherness. “You can’t be selfish when there are so many of you.” Teresa shared. Paolo added, “Our favourite Bible verse will still be the same,
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10. \
Pope Francis: A few minutes can be found each day to come together before the living God, to tell him our worries, to ask for the needs of our family, pray for someone having difficulties, ask for help to show love, give thanks for life and for its blessings and to ask Our Lady to protect us beneath her maternal mantle. AL318. \
Mary, Mother of peace, pray for us. Google and read all about the 102 year history of of Fatima and Fatima devotions. See also booklet AN HOUR OF PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE. .