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The Blessed Virgin, Cause of Our Joy

A homily given by St Josemaria on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, on August 15, 1961. Published in Christ is passing by. Download pdf. “Today, in union with the whole Church, we celebrate the triumph of the Mother, Daughter and Spouse of God. And [...]
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St. Josemaría, a Teacher of Forgiveness (Part 2)

This study published in no. 53 of of the journal Romana, it focuses on some aspects of St. Josemaría’s teachings on forgiveness and their relevance in fostering a peaceful co-existence. In the first part of this study we discussed St. Josemaría’s teaching about forgiveness, its [...]
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The Great Unknown

A downloadable audio version of St Josemaria’s homily “The Great Unknown”, given on Pentecost Sunday, May 25, 1969 and published in in the book Christ is passing by. Having just read in the Acts of the Apostles about Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit came [...]
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The Ascension of our Lord

Available in mp3 format: a homily by St Josemaria given on The Ascension, May 19, 1966 and published in Christ is passing by. Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus' life among men, his ascension into heaven. Many things [...]
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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 [...]
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The Eucharist, mystery of faith and love

Download "he Eucharist, mystery of faith and love", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Holy Thursday from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. "Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart [...]
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Christ's death is the Christian's life

Download "Christ's death is the Christian's life", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Good Friday from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf and mp3 format. During this week which Christians traditionally call Holy Week, we are given another chance to reflect [...]
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Christ's presence in Christians

Download "Christ's presence in Christians", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Easter Sunday, 1967, from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. "Christ is alive." This is the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died on the [...]
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Christmas in Rome and St Josemaria

Msgr. Joaquin Alonso has lived in Rome for sixty years, having moved there after completing law studies in Seville, Barcelona and Madrid. In Rome he studied for a doctorate in canon law. He was ordained a priest in 1955. He worked with St Josemaria, Bishop [...]
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Ending hunger

Of all the countries in Latin America, Guatemala has the highest percentage of chronic infant malnutrition, which recent studies put at 48 per cent. When this figure was made public the government invited all sectors of society to unite in a Zero Hunger pact. Las [...]
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