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Knowing when to keep silent and when to speak

Keep silent, and you will never regret it. Speak, and you often will. The Way, 639 Always remain silent when you feel the upsurge of indignation within you. And do so, even when you have good reason to be angry. For, in spite of your discretion, in such [...]
Tags: Friendship, Apostolate, Sincerity, Daring
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Making others happy

Our Lord is on the Cross saying, “I am suffering so that men, who are my brothers, may be happy, not only in Heaven, but also – as far as possible – on earth, if they really embrace the most Holy Will of my heavenly [...]
Tags: Joy, Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Priestly soul
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Vacations

I think I should remind you of how important it is to rest. If sickness comes, we will receive it happily, as coming from God’s hand; but we shouldn’t cause it by our own imprudent behavior. We are human beings and we need to restore [...]
Tags: Apostolate, rest, Peace, Interior life
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In Zambia and Ossomala, Africa

Joy Odimegwu tells us how saint Josemaria´s devotion has arrived to Zambia and Ossomala, in Africa. I visited Zambia while working on my PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). While there, I was attending Mass at St Theresa’s Catholic Parish, Livingstone. One day after mass, I met some [...]
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Apostolate

In your apostolic undertakings you are right — it’s your duty — to consider what means the world can offer you (2+2=4), but don’t forget — ever! — that, fortunately, your calculations must include another term: God+2+2... The Way, 471 The Christian apostolate — and I’m talking [...]
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The influence of Opus Dei in Spain

Some people, precisely because of the presence of laymen of Opus Dei in influential positions in Spanish society [in 1967], speak of the influence of Opus Dei in Spain. Can you explain what this influence is? Opus Dei’s influence in civil society is not of a [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Citizenship, Opus Dei, Politics
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The Feast of Christ the King

- DOWNLOAD text: "Christ the King" homily published in Christ is passing by: (PDF) What does He rule? He is our king. He desires ardently to rule our hearts, because we are children of God. But we should not try to imagine a human sort of rule [...]
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On the feast of Pentecost

Dowload the Homily: "The Great Unknown" in pdf format, a homily given on Whit Sunday, May 25, 1969 God with you Alone! You are not alone. We are keeping you close company from afar. Besides..., the Holy Spirit, living in your soul in grace – God [...]
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The Ascension

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Gospel, Jesus Christ
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Conversing with Everyone

All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables (Mt 13:34). Our Lord does not limit his dialogue to a small, restricted group: he talks with everyone. With the holy women, with the entire crowd; with representatives of the upper classes of Israel like Nicodemus, [...]
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