June 5. World environment day.  At the end of the week the families reflected on the various stories of Tobit and Anna, Tobias and Sarah and the archangel Raphael. Beauty shared,  “What I liked best was how human the whole situation was. An old couple arguing, a young man being led into an arranged marriage, an experience of healing and how God was present to that family through all this.” “I hope that when I find the right man, we will be able to pray together too as a couple and as a family about our own lives and all of creation. We could also keep a journal. 

When you and your daughter-in-law Sarah prayed I brought a reminder of your prayer before the Holy One, and when you buried the dead I was likewise present with you.  I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels who present the prayers of the saints and enter into the presence of the glory of the Lord.  Write in a book everything that has happened to you.”  From Tobit 12.

Pope Francis:  The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.  LS13.