We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month’s intention: The Treasure of Families.
Pope Francis’ Intentions for 2018: English (PDF)
Text of the August prayer
‘When speaking of families, often the image of a treasure comes to my mind.
Today’s rhythm of life, stress, pressure at work, and also the little attention paid by institutions, could put them in danger.
It’s not enough to talk about their importance: it’s necessary to promote concrete means and to develop their role in society with a good family policy.
Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.’