Down through the ages, as people were converted and became believers, "they desired that 'their whole household' should also be saved. These families who became believers were islands of Christian life in an unbelieving world" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1655).
Building up Church
Just as the early Christian families were an exemplary example to others around them, Catholic families today can build up their own domestic churches and strive to be "islands of Christian life in an unbelieving world.""Every home is called to become a 'domestic church' in which family life is completely centered on the lordship of Christ and the love of husband and wife mirrors the mystery of Christ's love for the Church, his bride," Pope Benedict XVI said in his Feb. 7, 2007, general audience remarks.
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