The Missionaries of the Holy Family are pleased to present a prayerful reflection on the Holy Family called the Stations of the Holy Family. This meditation was inspired at Sacred Heart Parish in Falfurrias, Texas through Father Matthew Stephan, the pastor. The stations capture moments of family life experienced by the Holy Family and those which are also familiar to family life today. After writing these stations, a member of the parish, Brenda Salinas, created 12 oil paintings that illustrate the events of the stations. These Stations of the Holy Family received the Ecclesiastical Approval of +Edmond Carmody, D.D., Bishop of Corpus Christi.
O God our heavenly Father, with grateful hearts we come before you, the Author of all family life.
Through your Son Jesus, you have shared with us your own divine life, so great is your love for all of us.
Guide us as we meditate on these great events in the life of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
We ask their help for our families who experience today many of the difficulties, challenges, and hardships that this Blessed Family experienced so long ago.
May this Holy Family be for us a source of inspiration and courage.
May they give us the strength to obey the Gospel message of mutual love and respect for all of our brothers and sisters.
May we, who together make up the Body of Christ on earth, remember always that truly we are all members of the Family of God.
To Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we entrust today our many needs and intentions. Amen.