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Jerusalem: the “Upper Room” or Cenacle

J. Gil

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. These solemn words of St John, which are so familiar to us, take us straight into the intimate gathering in the Upper Room, or Cenacle. Tags: Eucharist, Faith, In the footprints of our Faith

Secret of Opus Dei: Fall in Love with Jesus

Ms. Elia Rivera, Executive Director of the St. Josemaria Institute in Woodridge, Chicago, talks about the institute, Opus Dei, and its founder, St. Josemaria Escriva. Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life, Josemaria Escriva

Some testimonies about Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Brief comments about Bishop Alvaro del Portillo taken from communications sent by some well-known people in the Church and society. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Beatification

Homily given by the Prelate of Opus Dei for the feast-day of St Josemaria Escriva, 2013

Mons. Javier Echevarría

"Believing theoretically is not enough. Undoubtedly we have to accept the teachings of the Church faithfully; but it is also necessary for our faith to find expression in the whole of our lives, to be shown in all of life’s circumstances, both the ones that seem important and the little occupations that make up the fabric of our daily living" Tags: June 26, trust, Year of Faith

The Wedding Feast at Cana

J. Gil

“There was a wedding feast at Cana in Galilee” (John 2:1). St John is the only evangelist who tells the story of the first miracle of Jesus, which he worked at a wedding celebration in Cana. At the request of Our Lady he turned the water into wine. It was also in Galilee that he worked the second of his miracles, the curing of the sick son of a court official, at Capharnaum (see John 4:46-51). Tags: Faith, History, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith

Prelate’s Audience with Pope Francis

On Monday June 10, at 12.30 pm, the Holy Father received in audience the Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría. Tags: Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate

The New Evangelization, the Priest and the Challenge of Secular Morality

Text of the message sent by His Eminence Cardinal Sarah to a conference for priests held in Thornycroft Hall (Manchester, UK) in March 2013. The Cardinal had been due to deliver this lecture but was unable to attend because of the Conclave. Tags: Church, Priesthood, Year of Faith

April 27, 1954: St Josemaria is cured of diabetes

Andres Vazquez de Prada

On April 27, 1954, feast of our Lady of Montserrat, after having something like a severe allergic reaction, St Josemaria was cured inexplicably (according to medical opinion) of the diabetes which he had suffered from for several years. Tags: Sickness, Death, Our Lady

Saint Josemaria's first Holy Communion

Andrés Vazquez de Prada

Saint Josemaria made his First Communion on April 23,1912, exactly ten years after his Confirmation. It was the feast of Saint George, patron saint of Aragon and Catalonia, and the traditional day for the First Communion ceremonies in the church of the Piarists’ school. Tags: Eucharist, Holy Communion

St Josemaria and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Javier Echevarria

Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, talks about his memories of the Founder of Opus Dei in the book Memoria del Beato Josemaria. Among other things, he describes how St Josemaria fostered contrition by meditating on the Cross, and also his spirit of atonement, culminating in the reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Humility, Javier Echevarria

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