Paragraph 1655

1655. Christ chose to be born and grow up in the bosom of the holy family of Joseph and Mary. the Church is nothing other than “the family of God.” From the beginning, the core of the Church was often constituted by those who had become believers “together with all [their] household.”164When they were converted, they desired that “their whole household” should also be saved.165These families who became believers were islands of Christian life in an unbelieving world.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

65. What is the relationship between the work of creation and the work of redemption?

242. What is the function of the liturgical year?

212. In what does hell consist?

345. What is required when one of the spouses is not a Catholic?

359. How do we attain beatitude?

131. What is the saving meaning of the Resurrection?

15. To whom is the deposit of faith entrusted?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How important is the reorganization of the Jerusalem temple described in 2 Maccabees 10:1-9?

What is the role of women in society, according to Ecclesiasticus 26:1-4?

What does the image of the river of life in Ezekiel (Ezekiel 47) represent?

What is the importance of persevering in the faith, according to 2 John 1:8?

What is the message of Isaiah’s heavenly vision of the Lord’s glory revealed in Isaiah 40:1-31?

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the sanctification of the Christian?

What can we learn about the desire to always be with a loved one from Songs 3:1-5 and 6:1-3?