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Is it Possible to Face Death Serenely?

“Jesus’ Resurrection does not only give us the certainty of life after death, it also illumines the very mystery of the death of each one of us. If we live united to Jesus, faithful to him, we will also be able to face the passage [...]
Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Cross, Faith, Grace, Death, happiness, life, eternity
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Twelve Points about the Next Life

1 We impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is [...]
Tags: Heaven, Hope, Death
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Facing up to the fear of death

Listen, my son, I’ll tell you something I heard not long ago. A friend of yours whom you may not know personally – he runs several businesses, he’s a very busy man, and constantly on the move from one place to another – told me [...]
Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Death
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The Seventh Sorrow: the Burial of Jesus

After this Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Death, Our Lady
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The Sixth Sorrow: Christ’s Body is taken down from the Cross

And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Death, Our Lady
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The Holy Souls in Purgatory

In the Catholic Church, the month of November is illuminated in a special way by the mystery of the communion of saints, which refers to the union between Christians and the mutual help we can give one another. The communion of saints explicitly links those [...]
Tags: Spiritual childhood, Death
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Heaven

Heaven: ‘the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man to conceive the things that God has prepared for those who love him.’ Don’t these revelations of the Apostle spur you on to fight? The Way, 751 Do [...]
Tags: Love of God, Heaven, Death
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What are “the Last Things”?

Christian tradition uses the term "the Last Things" for what faces each person at the end of his or her life on earth: death, judgement and eternal destiny - heaven or hell. Through the liturgy, the Church brings these realities before us particularly in November, [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Heaven, Death
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Christ overcame death

On November the Church invites Catholics to pray for the departed souls. Here are some texts that St. Josemaría wrote on the topic of death. I give you thanks, my Jesus, for your decision to become perfect Man, with a Heart which loved and is most [...]
Tags: Heaven, Faith, Jesus Christ, Death
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I Seek Your Face

St Josemaria’s soul burned with the desire to see God’s face. “Lord, I long to see your face, to contemplate you in wonder!” On March 28, 1975, Father Josemaría completed fifty years of priesthood. He did not want any festivities, he wished to spend that day [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Death, Prayer, Our Lady, Torreciudad