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St Valentine's Day: Thinking outside the chocolate box

08 February, 2018 01:00

THE World Meeting of Families 2018 is encouraging couples to share 'tokens of love' with each other on St Valentine's Day.

Taking Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia as its inspiration, the idea is for couples to gift time and attention to one another rather than the traditional box of chocolates or bunch of flowers.

The WMOF2018 team has come up with a range of tokens with invitations to share: a journey down memory lane - taking time to remember how we met; a special meal cooked by me; a technology-free evening together; time together to pray; a hand-in-hand walk together; loads of tender hugs; a family outing ; a prayer that those looking for love will find that special someone.

The World Meeting of Families is being hosted by the Archdiocese of Dublin in August, with Pope Francis due to attend.

08 February, 2018 01:00 Faith Matters

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