Place of Family Prayer – the Domestic Church

A Christian family’s home is the place where members of the family share with God and among themselves the intimacy of love. The family is a community of love, which St. Paul often calls the domestic church (see Rom 16:5; 1 Cor 16:19; Col 4:15). In this community, the husband and wife, the parents and children, liturgize: they render worship to God by serving one another. It is in the home that a person obtains his or her principal spiritual inheritance: knowledge of God, and respect for parents, the family hearth, the Church, and the earthly homeland.