July 17.   With a name like Abrahams the family had been Jewish for generations, but like many they had converted to Christianity somewhere along the way.   At the same time the Jewish feasts, especially the Passover, was precious to them, especially the elderly, who appreciated how it had become part of Christian tradition too.  Their three generations regularly joined their Jewish friends and their family to share the Passover meal.

The time that the sons of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.  And at the end all the hosts of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt.  This was a night of watching by the Lord, so this same night is a night of watching to the Lord kept by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations. Exodus 12:37-42.    

Pope Francis:  The Second Vatican Council stated that lay spirituality will take its particular character from the circumstances of married and family life.  AL313.   From our faith experience and from the wisdom accumulated over centuries, but also from lessons learned from our many weaknesses and failures, we, the believers of the different religions, know that our witness to God benefits our societies.   FT274