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Ever since 1928 my preaching has been that sanctity is not reserved for the privileged few and that all the ways of the earth can be divine. Tags: Opus Dei, Holiness, Ordinary life

The Second Sorrow: the Flight into Egypt

We need to have a sensitivity of soul, a touch of refinement, in order to understand what she is showing us, by what she does more than by what she promises. Tags: Suffering, Jesus Christ, Our Lady

Contemplating the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

Joyful Mysteries - 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation - 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation - 3rd Joyful Mystery: The birth of Jesus - 4th Joyful Mystery: The presentation - 5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the temple Luminous Mysteries - 1st Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus in [...] Tags: Holy Rosary, Josemaria Escriva

The Seventh Sorrow: the Burial of Jesus

After this Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. Tags: Cross, Suffering, Death, Our Lady

The Sixth Sorrow: Christ’s Body is taken down from the Cross

Take a look now at Calvary. Jesus has died and there is as yet no sign of his glorious triumph. It is a good time to examine how much we really want to live as Christians, to be holy. Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Death, Our Lady

The Fifth Sorrow: The Death of Jesus on the Cross

When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother! Tags: Cross, Suffering, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Our Lady

The Third Sorrow: The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple

And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. Tags: Suffering, Our Lady

1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee; and therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God. Tags: Joy, Holy Rosary, Our Lady

3rd Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus

He is born in a stable. —And His Mother wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays Him in a manger. Cold. —Poverty... —I am Joseph's little servant. Tags: Jesus Christ, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, Christmas

5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the temple

I cry my eyes out and wail to heaven and earth... to make up for those times when I lost Him through my own fault and did not cry. Jesus: may I never lose Thee again. Tags: Contemplation, Holy Family, St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady

2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding Feast at Cana

Mary was the only one who noticed the wine was running out. Don’t these scenes from Christ’s life seem familiar to us? The greatness of God lives at the level of ordinary things. Tags: Marriage, Holy Rosary, Solidarity, Our Lady

3rd Luminous Mystery: Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom of God

When you seek to draw close to our Lord, remember that he is always very close to you, that he is in you: The kingdom of God is within you. You will find him in your heart. Tags: Doctrine, Holy Rosary

5th Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist

What we cannot do, our Lord is able to do. Jesus Christ, perfect God and perfect man, leaves us, not a symbol, but a reality. He himself stays with us. He will go to the Father, but he will also remain among men. Tags: Eucharist, Generosity, Grace, Sacraments, Holy Rosary

1st Sorrowful Mystery: The agony in the garden

Then Jesus came with them to a country place called Gethsemani, and he said to his disciples, “Sit down here, while I go over yonder and pray.” Tags: Abandonment to God, Suffering, Holy Rosary

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The scourging at the pillar

It is the last extreme of human cruelty. Finally, exhausted, they unbind Jesus. —And the body of Christ yields to pain and falls limp, broken and half dead. You and I are unable to speak. Tags: Self-denial, Holy Rosary, The Way of the Cross