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The Pope signs up online as the first pilgrim for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow

Vídeo (Rome Reports). "Done. I've signed up for World Youth Day as a pilgrim using this electronic device.” By this gesture, the Pope became the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016. The Sunday heat didn't stop the thousands [...]
Tags: Generosity, family, calling, WYD, Pope Francis, Persecuted Christians
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Seeing the people behind the papers

In my daily work as a family lawyer I come face to face with all sorts of different family situations. When I have to prepare documents for the family tribunal, I am greatly consoled by St Josemaria’s teaching about seeing the people behind the papers [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Work, Josemaria Escriva, calling
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14 Questions about the Family

What is a family? How can one become a good father or a good mother? What role does the family have in the children’s education and development? How can parents combine authority and freedom? How should families exercise trust and confidence in daily life? “What is [...]
Tags: Faith, Children, Freedom, family, calling
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Blessed Alvaro del Portillo talking about Saint Josemaria

In 1992 Blessed Alvaro gave a long interview to Cesare Cavalleri, which was published in book form with the title Immersed in God. In it, the new Blessed, who had lived with St Josemaria for more than forty years, told many personal memories. The following are [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Love of God, Generosity, Ordinary life, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva, calling
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The Lord calls

Video. Our Lord, who called the apostles -Bishop Alvaro explains the teachings of St Josemaria-, calls all Christians to follow Him more closely.
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Apostolate, Vocation, calling
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“Be faithful, be an apostle,” John Paul II told me

Alejandra Vanney is a lawyer who in the 90s moved from Argentina to Poland to help begin the apostolic work of Opus Dei there. Her work at the University of Warsaw gave her the opportunity to travel to Rome to take part in several encounters [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Poland, calling
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Fr. Dick Rieman 2, behind the scenes clips from Passionately Loving the World

Video. In this clip from Passionately Loving the World, Fr. Dick Rieman, the first member of Opus Dei in the United States, explains how all Christians are called by God to holiness. Passionately Loving the World is a short documentary about ordinary Americans living the [...]
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Anniversary of St Josemaria’s ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to. José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling
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By chance?

I am from South Korea, and have lived in Kyoto, Japan, since my marriage. I have three children. The oldest is Hikaru (Japanese for “light”), four years old; her Christian name is Anna Maria. Then comes Kaoru (“perfume”). He is two, and when he was [...]
Tags: Faith, Grace, family, Opus Dei members, calling, Japan
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Francis. The people's Pope. By Rome Reports.

On March 13, 2013, cardinals stunned the world when they elected Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope. But why did they see in the 76-year-old Jesuit? Who is is Jorge Mario Bergoglio? Rome Reports travels to Argentina to investigate and discover the life [...]
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