LOOK FOR THE BEAUTY OF MARRIAGE
The Pope's prayer intention for the month of June
(Vatican City, May 26, 2021) - The upcoming Pope Video, which will be published on June 1, presents the prayer intention that Pope Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network: "Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience." The Video will be published in collaboration with the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.
The Holy Father's intention delves into the demanding journey of marriage, one which is worth having the courage to undertake despite the difficulties, since "the husband and wife aren’t alone; Jesus accompanies them." Aware that it cannot be merely a social act, Francis invites young people to prepare themselves to make their own the dream that God has prepared for them: love.
This prayer intention for the beauty of marriage is in the context of the special year dedicated to the family, which just began on March 19, 2021, with the following motto: "Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness." This convocation coincides with the fifth anniversary of the encyclical Amoris Laetitia and with the third of the apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate.