Monday, July 12, 2010

The Society Of The Holy Family

The Society of the Holy Family, canonically approved and endowed with indulgences and other privileges by Leo XIII, 14 June, 1892, was called into organized existence by the Jesuit Father, P. Francoz, in 1861, at Lyons, France, Its chief centre is in Rome, with regular local directors for each diocese, and registers of membership in each parish. The duties are daily prescribed prayer before a picture of the Holy Family.
Link (here) to the mentioned portion of the book entitled American Ecclesiastical Review
Painting is entitled The Holy Family with a curtain, by Rembrandt in 1646.

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