Our Lady, the Mother and Queen of families, in her message given
July 23, 1987 ("The Families Consecrated to Me") asks that all Christian
families consecrate themselves to her Immaculate Heart and, if possible, start
cenacles in their homes:
"I ask that they open the doors of all their homes to me so that I may
come in and take up my motherly dwelling among you." (358d, July 23,
"Above all, spread all about you family cenacles, which are desired by me
as a remedy for the great evils which are today threatening the life of
Christian families." (392f, October 27, 1988)
The family cenacles have the same basic structure proper to any M.M.P. cenacle.
However, for the benefit of family members, especially the children, a portion
of time may be devoted to catechism and family sharing. More than one family may
gather together to pray in the home.
OUR LADY'S PROMISES GIVEN TO FR. GOBBI CONCERNING FAMILY CENACLES
||She will help them live the sanctity of matrimony,
principally to remain united and to be faithful, to live the sacramental
character of the family union.
||She desires to help the children of these families. Among
many young people there is the danger of losing the faith, following the path
of evil, of vice, of drugs. Our Blessed Mother promises that as a mother she
will be at their side to help them grow in goodness and to save them.
||She will always be near in all their spiritual as well as
||During the period of difficulties, she will protect these
families, sheltering them under her mantle. For this reason, she invites
families to multiply throughout the world these cenacles of prayer.
"If you all walk along the road which I have traced out for you, if you listen
to and put into practice what I have said to you today, your families will be
the first buds of my triumph: small, hidden, quiet buds, which are already
sprouting in every part of the earth, as though to anticipate the new era and
the new times which are even now at your doors."
(358s, July 23, 1987)
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