When we have an important event in our life, for example, a wedding, we always take time to plan it down to the very last detail. Very importantly, we also prepare for the event mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The journey to WMOF2018 has started and, similarly, we are planning all that it will entail and how we will prepare for it spiritually.
We are putting together a catechetical programme that will support our reflection on different aspects of our families, faith and life and help us grow spiritually. This will draw largely from the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), published by Pope Francis in March 2016, following the Synods on the family held in 2014 and 2015. The programme will be translated and available in various different languages.
In the next months we will be posting here many other resources to enrich this journey. We encourage you to use them in your homes, parishes, schools, groups and organisations.
We also invite you to join in particular events that will be taking place around Ireland and the world as a means of preparing for WMOF2018. Some will be organised by us, some by the different dioceses, parishes, movements and individuals. Please email us in relation any preparatory event for WMOF2018 that you may be organising so that we can let other people know and join in.