The Holy Family
In the words of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, "Nothing truly can be more salutary or efficacious for Christian families to meditate upon than the example of this Holy Family, which embraces the perfection and completeness of all domestic virtues."
If the father seeks to imitate St. Joseph; if the
mother emulates the loving care of Mary; if the children are docile and diligent after the example of the Child Jesus; and if all seek first the Kingdom of God and His justice, - be it ever so
humble - yours will be a happy home. What, then, if those foes of your salvation, the devil and the wicked world, storm and rage without? You and yours will be safe within the walls of your Christian home. For, built as it is on the rock of Faith, we may truly say of it what Our Blessed Saviour said of those who hear His words and do them: "And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew; and they beat upon that house, and it fell not; for it was founded on a rock" (Mt. 7, 25).
You can't decide for other homes, but from this day forward you can decide that yours will be a Christian home.