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The place of the Ascension

In the footprints of our faith Jesus Christ our Lord accomplished the work of redeeming mankind principally by the Paschal mystery of his blessed Passion, Resurrection from the dead, and glorious Ascension (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1067). Here we will look at the last [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Faith, Christ Is Passing By, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith

New Audience with Pope Francis

The Prelate extended his Christmas greetings to the Pope. After the audience he remarked that “when you spend time with the Pope, you always have the conviction that you have been with a good Father.” And he added: “The Holy Father encouraged us to continue our [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Opus Dei prelate, Rome, Pope Francis

Homily of John Paul II in the Canonization of the founder of Opus Dei

1. "All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. With docility he [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Vocation

St Josemaria and the Archangels

On Thursday, October 6, 1932, while St Josemaria Escriva was praying in the chapel of Saint John of the Cross during his retreat at the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Segovia, he was for the first time inwardly moved to invoke the three archangels and the [...]
Tags: Angels, Apostolate, Opus Dei

Address of Benedict XVI to the participants of the International Congress "UNIV 2006"

Paul VI Audience Hall Monday, 10 April 2006 Dear Friends, I offer a cordial welcome to all of you who, continuing a tradition that has now existed for several years, have come to Rome to live Holy Week and take part in the international UNIV meeting. You belong, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Apostolate, Interior life, Pope Benedict XVI

General Audience 19 March 2008

Dear Friends, I offer a cordial welcome to all of you who have come to Rome from various countries and universities to celebrate Holy Week together, and to take part in the International UNIV Congress. In this way, you will be able to benefit from moments [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Interior life, Pope Benedict XVI

A real passion for making Jesus Christ known

St Josemaria recalled that God’s children have to have a “priestly soul”, meaning we have to try and grow our friendship with Jesus Christ and follow his example. We have, he said, to aim to bring other people to God, and turn the whole of [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Madrid, Priesthood, Priestly soul, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva

Homily given by the Prelate of Opus Dei for the feast-day of St Josemaria Escriva, 2011

Dear brothers and sisters, We have anticipated by one day the celebration of the liturgical feast of St Josemaria, because tomorrow, the anniversary of the day he went to Heaven, coincides this year with the feast of Corpus Christi. However, this circumstance can help us to [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Faith, June 26

Saint Josemaría and the gift of tongues

Saint Josemaría knew that he was an instrument in God’s hands. All the human resources he had at that point were his work as a priest, his youth, and his cheerfulness. But he was already thinking about reaching the ends of the earth. It is [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, June 26, 2004

Dear Brothers and Sisters, A few days ago, in the Liturgy of the Hours, we priests meditated once again on the choice God made of David as King of Israel.1 The description of the scene is simple and clear. The sacred text says that David was [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Fortitude, Javier Echevarria