Family is Sacred

The Family Fully Alive

by Hernán Alessandri



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/19/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781524679699
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781524679828

About the Book

As a product of the world of distractions in which we live, our ability to think deeply about our families in a Christian way is often diminished. In the midst of all of these distractions, we need to learn how to refocus our attention on what matters most – the family! Family is Sacred is intended as a resource to help enrich and reaffirm the core values that are essential for every family to grow, flourish and become “the most fundamental cell of human society”. This book addresses the complexities we face in married life and parenthood and offers guidance on the role of God in strengthening both and providing direction to build on in the future.

About the Author

Father Hernán Alessandri Morandé, (February 22, 1935 - December 18, 2007) was a Chilean Schoenstatt Father. In 1957 he entered the novitiate of the Pallottine Fathers, a congregation that the founder of Schoenstatt, Father Joseph Kentenich, had belonged to. Until 1966 the Schoenstatt priests were first ordained as Pallottines because the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers had not yet been founded. Freshly ordained, Father Hernan went to work at the service of the settlers of Carrascal where he remained for seventeen years. For Father Hernán, material and physical conditions were fundamental to the full development of people as children of God. In 1983 he founded the Corporation of Beneficencia María Ayuda whose goal was to rescue girls from spiritual misery, a project that continues to grow today. Father Hernán died on December 18, 2007, aged 72, having been bedridden for the previous nine years due to illness. His funeral was held at the Schoenstatt Sanctuary Bellavista. On November 20, 2014, the Episcopal Conference of Chile gave its approval to begin the process of canonization. Father Hernán Alessandri Morandé was one of the most representative, beloved and admired personalities who passed through the Schoenstatt Movement’s history.