France: From Advent to Epiphany, a time of peace
Pax Christi France, Marc Stenger, Advent, Christmas
by Bishop Marc Stenger
President of Pax Christi France
Each year, Pax Christi France has the mission of encouraging the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Peace Time, to parishes and Christian communities. This tool is available to you so that you can pray and celebrate a time for peace in your home, with your family, with your friends, in your parish, your community ... This year, the theme of this Time of Peace is:
"Family of God, Family of Mankind"
Family of God, family of mankind. In the last synod, Pope Francis wanted us to rediscover this profound truth: families are good news about the love of God because God is present in their hearts. God inspires relationships of love, patience, service, understanding, faithfulness and forgiveness ... Affirming this may seem paradoxical at a time when the situation of families is complex: tears, separations, difficulty in building a true unity, difficult marriages, etc...