Pope Francis on August 1, 2019, released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for May, which this month is Families, Schools of Human Growth: That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer developed “The Pope Video” initiative to assist in the worldwide dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father in relation to the challenges facing humanity.
The full text of the Pope’s August video:
What kind of world do we want to leave for the future?
Let us leave a world with families.
Let us care for our families, because they are true schools for the future, spaces of freedom, and centers of humanity.
And let us reserve a special place in our families for individual and communal prayer.
Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.