The fact of having brothers and sisters is good for you…The sons and daughters of large families are more inclined to fraternal communion from early childhood. In a world that is frequently marred by selfishness, a large family is a school of solidarity and sharing; and these attitudes are of benefit to all society.
…Each of your children is a unique creation that will never be repeated in the history of humanity. When we understand this, that each person is willed by God, we are astonished by the great miracle that is a child.
A child changes your life!
~ Pope Francis addressing members of Italy’s National Numerous Family Association , National Catholic Register, December 30