Thursday, January 5, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - par. 158

Marriage and virginity

158. "Many people who are unmarried are not only devoted to their own family but often render great service in their group of friends, in the Church community and in their professional lives.  Sometimes their presence and contributions are overlooked, causing in them a sense of isolation.  Many put their talents at the service of the Christian community through charity and volunteer work.  Others remain unmarried because they consecrate their lives to the love of Christ and neighbour.  Their dedication greatly enriches the family, the Church and society".165

165 Relatio Finalis 2015, 22.