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Contemplate Christ's Passion

Video. In this video clip St Josemaria talks to us about Jesus Christ, about the love he had for us that brought him to the Cross: we need to talk to Christ, we need to love him.
Tags: Contemplation, Cross, Holy Week
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The history of the Christmas Crib

Christmas devotion. I don't smile when I see you making cardboard mountains around the crib and placing simple clay figures near the manger. You have never seemed more a man to me than now, when you seem to be a child. (The Way, no. 557) From the [...]
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A Life of Prayer

A downloadable audio and pdf version of St Josemaria’s homily “Life of Prayer”, published in the book Friends of God. Download pdf Whenever we feel in our hearts a desire to improve, a desire to respond more generously to Our Lord, and we look for something [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Ascetical struggle, Ordinary life, Friends of God, mp3, Audio
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The use of Sacred Scripture in the writings of Saint Josemaria

In a certain sense we can fully understand the accomplishments of St. Josemaría, or the graces he received, when we come to understand his use of the Scriptures. For, in Opus Dei, he worked out a thoroughly biblical spirituality; and he himself saw the institution [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Passionately Loving the World, Contemplation, Gospel, Church, Vatican II, writings of the founder of Opus Dei, Sacred Scripture
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Finding Christ in the Middle of the World

Finding Christ in the Middle of the World is an Australian video exploring the impact of St Josemaría’s message in Australia. The video is divided into seven short clips between 2-5 minutes in length featuring Australians from all backgrounds. These seven brief videos provide an insight [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Contemplation, Hope, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Children, Freedom, Opus Dei, Service, Interior life, Ordinary life, Love, happiness, Forgiveness, Australia
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Praying with St. Joseph

The Founder of Opus Dei saw in St. Joseph the strong and affectionate father that Christ wanted on earth. He asked St. Joseph to teach him how to stay close to Mary and to Jesus: “How he would have embraced the Child, and kissed him!”. [...]
Tags: Contemplation, St Joseph, Work, family
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Pray by the Crib like one of the characters in the scene

"My advice is that, in your prayer, you actually take part in the different scenes of the Gospel, as one more among the people present. First of all, imagine the scene or mystery you have chosen to help you recollect your thoughts and meditate. Next [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Prayer, Holy Family, St Joseph, Our Lady, writings of the founder of Opus Dei, Download
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Tell him, when you are alone, that you love him

Rest in divine filiation. God is a Father – your Father! – full of warmth and infinite love. Call him Father frequently and tell him, when you are alone, that you love him – that you love him very much! – and that you feel [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Divine sonship, Prayer, Love, trust
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Committed

Committed to God Committed! How much I like that word! We children of God freely put ourselves under an obligation to live a life of dedication to God, striving that He may have complete and absolute sovereignty over our lives. The Forge, no. 855 You told me that [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Generosity, Prayer
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Pope: Humans are Religious Beings

November 7, 2012. (Romereports.com) The Pope continued his catechesis on the Year of Faith, by explaining that by definition, people are religious beings. Even though society often tends to discredit the Divine, the Pope explained that as part of their nature, humans seek to connect [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Pope Benedict XVI, God, Year of Faith