amoris laetitia


Summary Amoris Laetitia

Amoris Laetitia

A solution

The Vatican had a great idea: a summary could be easier in order to read it. A short summary of just a few pages.

No sooner said than done.

However, that summary barely reached the media.

Is a fallen tree in the middle of the forest that no one sees beautiful or is it beautiful to see and so say about it?

Although the “beautiful hidden image” has great appeal, in the world we live in, marketing is a real thing. What does not appear in the media hardly has an existence among humans. It’s kind of humiliating and it make us angry. But that’s how it is.

The joy of love

A few vignettes

That is why we have illustrated that document. Being a small summary, there are only a few vignettes. We want anyone to use them. Simply download the images and print them on a few sheets of paper.

And Amoris Laetitia is one treasure of the Church. It deals with many daily things and the challenges that most of the families face, the blessings and happiness of the families, the sentimental and social aspects of marriage…

A real treasure. But the document is «disguised» and it is difficult to see it.

The joy of love

The keys to family life

Pope Francis always highlights three magic words that happen in the family: please, sorry and thanks.

All three have great value and all three have a common denominator: love.

What is love?

The encyclical «Deus Caritas Est» puts us on the right track.

But it is true that there are few things less theoretical than love: it has to be experienced. You can feel more or less in love, but that is something that has more to do with chemistry.

Love is something different. As Saint Paul said:

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.

Amoris Laetitia

Amoris Laetitia

A Real Treasure

When the synods on the family ended, a document on the Joy of Love was published. The family is supposed to be a source of Love and Joy. Which is not always obvious.

Put a group of people to live together and problems arise. Always.

But when you leave home, you realize that it was not just «a group of people living together.» This situation also occurs in hotels or residences and one hardly pays attention after the years.

However, something is very different in the case of the family.

What is it that distinguishes the family? Why it’s different?

That is what the long apostolic letter that followed the synods is about.

And that was also the problem. That it was a letter so long and so difficult to read that the recipients were the last ones to read it. The vast majority of families do not find time (or much interest) to read lengthy church documents.

Among the problems that exist in families (apart from the estrangement of the members), economic and time problems would occupy a prominent place.

And the ecclesiastics, in general, use a language that is somewhat foreign to everyday life.

How then to read Amoris Laetitia?