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Monthly Catholic Devotions: FEBRUARY is the Month of THE HOLY FAMILY

FEBRUARY – THE MONTH OF THE HOLY FAMILY

Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions.  The month of February has been primarily associated with the Holy Family, probably due to the feast of Our Lord’s presentation at the temple, celebrated on February 2.   At the very outset of Christ’s work on earth, God showed the world a family in which, as Pope Leo XIII teaches, “all men might behold a perfect model of domestic life, and of all virtue and holiness.” The harmony, unity, and holiness which characterised this Holy Family make it the model for all Christian families.

Prayer for the Protection of the Holy Family:  

Grant unto us, Lord Jesus,
ever to follow the example of Your Holy Family,
that in the hour of our death
Your glorious Virgin Mother
together with blessed Joseph
may come to meet us
and we may be worthily received by You
into everlasting dwellings:
who lives and reigns, world without end. Amenfebruary-the-month-of-the-holy-family-prayer-for-protection-2017. jpg.jpg