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Pope Benedict's Prayer Intention for May: Defend the Family!

Video source: The Apostleship of Prayer

Each month Pope Benedict XVI chooses two prayer intentions: a general intention and a mission intention. He invites Christians throughout the world to pray with him for these specific needs. For the month of May, the Holy Father’s general intention is for the family:

“…that initiatives which defend and uphold the role of the family may be promoted within society.”

The video above, from the Apostleship of Prayer website, draws on recent addresses by Pope Benedict on the family to explain how important the family is to him. It also points out that May’s liturgical calendar includes a number of married saints, some of which we’ll feature right here on this blog in the coming days.

We invite you to join with us – and Pope Benedict! – this month in praying for the family.

Read more of Pope Benedict’s teachings on marriage and the family.

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