In November the Holy Father will consecrate the Holy Family Church in Barcelona, one of the most famous Churches in Europe, known predominantly for its architecture and its architect -Antoni Gaudi. This gesture comes at a time when Spain, led by its government, has built a terrible anti-life and anti-family culture. The Sagrada Familia Church will be a beautiful sign of true civilisation, built upon virtue and God's plan, and a shrine to the Holy Family
In England we have long had a shrine for the family: the Holy House of Nazareth in Walsingham. Our shrine is very low key at present, but perhaps the Holy Father will help us and our pastors, when he comes to the UK in September, to see Our Lady's shrine anew as a place of great light for the family in the darkness of England's present culture.
(Acknowledgements to http://www.mercatornet.net/ for the title of this post.)