Love is something we learn; love is something we live; love grows as it is forged by the concrete situations which each particular family experiences.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
—Jean Paul Richter
Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ’s life was like and even to understand his gospel. Here we can observe and ponder the simple appeal of the way God’s Son came to be known, profound yet full of hidden meaning. And gradually we may even learn to imitate him.
—Pope Paul VI, homily given at Nazareth, 1964
The Holy Family is the beginning of countless other holy families.
—Pope John Paul II, Letter to Families, 1994