Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.


Pope John Paul II

896

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.


Pope John Paul II

896

Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.


Pope John Paul II

896

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.


Pope John Paul II

896

I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important thing.


Pope John Paul II

896

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.


Pope John Paul II

896

Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ’s vineyard.


Pope John Paul II

896

Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.


Pope John Paul II

896

The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.


Pope John Paul II

896

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.


Pope John Paul II

896

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.


Pope John Paul II

896

Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it.


Pope John Paul II

896

The future starts today, not tomorrow.


Pope John Paul II

896

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.


Pope John Paul II

896

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.


Pope John Paul II

896

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.


Pope John Paul II

896

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.


Pope John Paul II

896

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.


Pope John Paul II

896

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.


Pope John Paul II

896

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.


Pope John Paul II

896

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