The Holy Family

Sunday 11 January 2008

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

2nd Class, White
Gloria; Credo; Preface of the Epiphany
(No commemoration of the Sunday)


Dómine Iesu Christe, qui, Maríæ et Ioseph súbditus, domésticam vitam ineffabílibus virtútibus consecrásti : fac nos, utriúsque auxílio, Famíliæ sanctæ tuæ exémplis instrui; et consórtium cónsequi sempitérnum : Qui vivis et regnas.

Let us Pray:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who, being subject to Mary and Joseph, didst santify home life with ineffable virtues: grant that, with the aid of both, we may be taught by the example of Thy Holy Family, and attain to eternal fellowship with them: Who livest and reignest...


The special devotion which sets forth the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph as the model for virtue for all Christian households began in the seventeenth Century. Pope Benedict XV extended the Feast of the holy Family to the whole Church and ordered it be celebrated on the Sunday after Epiphany.


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