Fourth Day of Christmas

Flight into Egypt, Domenico Fiasella

The Holy Family of Nazareth experienced many trials, for example – as mentioned in the Gospel according to Matthew - the" Massacre of the Innocents ," which forced Mary and Joseph to emigrate to Egypt. But, trusting in divine Providence, they found their stability and provided a serene childhood and a solid education for Jesus. "
"Dear friends - he concluded - the Holy Family is certainly unique and unrepeatable, but at the same time it is the “model” for every family, because Jesus, true man, chose to be born to in a human family, and in so doing has blessed and consecrated it. Therefore, we entrust to the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph all families, so they are not discouraged by trials and difficulties, but always cultivate conjugal love and confidently devote themselves to the service of life and education.