“Prayer has great power within the family.”

Below is a photo of Saint Paisios with his family. He is the young boy on the right side of the photo.

“God especially loves and provides for large families. A large family provides children with many opportunities to grow up normally, as long as the parents give them the proper nurturing. One child helps the other. The oldest girl helps the mother; the second child takes care of the younger one, and so forth. There is a sense of giving, and they live in an atmosphere of sacrifice and love. The younger ones love and respect the older ones; and this is something that comes naturally in a large family.”

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Below is a photo of Saint Paisios with his sister Christina

“Prayer has great power within the family. I know two siblings who not only kept their parents – who had a big problem between them – from separating, but even caused them to be more in love.”