Fathering: Building the New Civilization of Love
Discloses the majesty of fatherhood as a spiritual vocation. Christopher de Vinck finds scriptural and traditional support for the father's glorious role as protector and guardian of his family.
Fathers: Enter more deeply into your truest and most central vocation!
Fathers are invited to enter deeply into their fatherhood in order to discover their true and most central vocation. This book offers concrete help and encouragement in living the gospel call to become transformed through loving their family.
Fathering discloses the majesty of fatherhood as a spiritual vocation. Christopher de Vinck finds scriptural and traditional support for the father’s role as protector and guardian of his family and reveals the glory of fatherhood as a path of sacrifice — a true imitation of Christ.
In this book, you will find:
- Being a “guardian of life.”
- Allowing God to lead through you.
- Loving your family as Christ loved the Church.
- Learning to love through a “very special form of personal friendship” with your wife.
“Love for his wife as mother of their children and love for the children themselves are for the man the natural way of understanding and fulfilling his own fatherhood… the place and task of the father in and for the family is of unique and irreplaceable importance.” — Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio
“What God does for the universe man does for his human family. God provides for eternity; man for a short space of time. Therefore man expresses the will of the Father by being a father. To be a father, he must be a creator and provider.” — Catherine Doherty, Dearly Beloved, Vol. I
A Little Mandate Book
The timeless wisdom of the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, and Catherine Doherty, foundress of Madonna House, is featured prominently in this series of books. The theme of Catherine’s Little Mandate—a beautiful distillation of the Gospel of Jesus—weaves throughout and serves as an important foundation. Each book also gives an abundance of brief and profound quotations from Holy Scripture, and quotations from some of the great Catholic saints. These books are small enough to carry anywhere—and their wisdom is arranged in bite-size segments that you can read on the run, whenever you can spare time.