The Holy Family of Nazareth: Model, Light, and Source of Grace
Do not be
afraid! I am
I want to
The Divine Master to Bl. James Alberione
The Catholic Institute of The Holy Family (HFI) is the first Vatican-approved Institute of Consecrated Life for Catholic married and engaged couples and the widowed. Thank you for visiting us! The HFI is one of the greatest gifts that God has given to the Church in our time since He sanctified the married state by His presence at Cana.
The HFI is a member of the Pauline Family, an international Church organization comprised of 10 groups of men and women religious, diocesan priests, single men and women and the married or widowed. Our Founder is Blessed Fr. James Alberione who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Rome on April 27, 2003. For more information on our Founder and Paulines around the world, please visit the Alberione Movie on the Media Apostle page. You can also read our Holy Father's message to Paulines in 2014, anticipating the Year of Consecrated Life in 2015, or the first Message of our Superior General elected in the same year.
"GOD WISHED TO RESTORE ALL THINGS in Jesus Christ and He decreed that Jesus should begin his work presenting to all families a perfect model in the Family of Nazareth. In the Holy Family, fathers, mothers and children can find divine lessons of patience, chastity, filial love and the example of hard work. In that situation Jesus lived, worked, and prayed for many years and so the work of restoration began from the family." (Blessed James Alberione)
"Mankind's future rests in, and depends upon, the family more than any other society, institution, or environment." (Saint Pope John Paul II)
"Authentic married love is caught up into divine love and directed and enriched by the redemptive power of Christ and the salvific action of the Church, with the result that the spouses are effectively led to God and helped and strengthened in their lofty role as fathers and mothers." (The Church in the Modern World. No. 48)