The Document Amoris Laetitia was released in 2016 by Pope Francis after the Synod on the Family. It represents an invitation to all of us to deepen our faith and share it with others–to be joyful and hopeful missionary disciples. Utilizing the Witnessing to the Joy of Love: Reflection Guide found below is one way you might start to work through this document individually or as a family or parish group. It breaks down the document into smaller “bite sized” chunks, based on various themes, following the general headings of Marriage, Family and Community. Another document that one might read with the Reflection Guide is a recent document from the CCCB Discovering The Unity of Life and Love–which is a succinct statement of the beautiful teaching of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body which addresses the section of the Reflection Guide on marriage. This reflection is for both young and old as we consider the timeless and essential truths of our faith on marriage and family.