Yowakkim-Anna ministry (For the renewal of couples)


“For me and my household, we will serve the lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

Pope Francis says that Yowakkim and Anna are the part of a big chain of faithful persons who expressed their love and faith in God through the love and unity of family life.

The youth catechism of the Catholic Church, by quoting the gospel of St.Luke clearly says that Jesus Christ who got the love and affection of his parents and was brought up by them, and as a result he grew in wisdom, in stature and in favor with God and people.(Lk 2:52)

St.Augustine reminds us that the book which the children read is the life of the parents.

Pope Benedict XVI exhorts us about family in a beautiful way. His holiness says that family is an inevitable goodness for the people. It is the base for the society. It is a treasure which sustains the glory of the couple throughout the life. Family is an unexplainable goodness for the children. Children are expected to be the fruit of the love and magnanimous sharing of their parents.

In the pastoral constitution on the church in the modern world, second Vatican council states, “thus the family in which the various generations come together and help one another, grow wiser and harmonize personal rights with the other requirements of social life is the foundation of society. All those, therefore, who exercise influence over communities and social groups, should work effectively for the welfare of marriage and family.” And it further states, “various organizations, especially family associations should try by their programmes of instruction and action to strengthen young people and spouse themselves, particularly those recently wed, and to train them for family, social and apostolic life.(ii vat,GS-52).