November 27, 2013. (Romereports.com) Pope Francis seemed unfazed by the frosty wind battering St. Peter's Square, donning his papal coat and white scarf during his General Audience. This Wednesday, he continued his series on the Creed, and spoke with intensity about making a sense out [...]
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(Vatican Radio) During the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis focused on Sunday’s Gospel reading, in which Jesus tackled the Sadducees, those who denied that there could be a resurrection.
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The Sadducees, Pope Francis said, put the following question to Jesus, in an [...]
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In Catholic tradition the “Last Things” are the things that man will encounter at the end of his life on earth: death, judgement, and his eternal destiny in heaven or hell. The Church focuses on them particularly in November each year. Her liturgy invites Christians [...]
Tags: Heaven, Hope, Death, The Will of God, happiness, Year of Faith, Purgatory, eternity
On April 27, 1954, feast of our Lady of Montserrat, after having something like a severe allergic reaction, St Josemaria was cured inexplicably (according to medical opinion) of the diabetes which he had suffered from for several years.
People who have had a brush with death, [...]
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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 [...]
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In Life and Living, a magazine for the elderly, readers wrote describing “the book I’ll never forget”. Esther, 86, wrote about The Way by Josemaria Escriva (Scepter).
I was 24 years old and bedridden with pleural tuberculosis. I’d recently given birth to my son John after [...]
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Rodolfo and Lucia suffered the loss of their small son. How can people see God’s hand in events like that? St Josemaria replies to someone in a similar situation, who asked him how to bear suffering with joy.
Tags: Abandonment to God, Cross, Suffering, Children, Death, family
On Wednesday, June 25, there was a family celebration of the anniversary of the ordination of the first three priests. “Chiqui” was already in heaven; the other two, Don Alvaro and Father Jose Luis Muzquiz, were still on earth. The founder had remembered all three [...]
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One of the scenes in the film shows St Josemaria in a Madrid hospital, talking to Honorio, who is on his deathbed. Honorio is Jewish and had wanted to become a Catholic, but out of respect for his parents had not done so.
In this [...]
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Nicole Joseph Dookie was born in Trinidad, in a Christian family. Moved by the example of her husband, Jerome Dookie, she was received into the Catholic Church in March 2002, and joined Opus Dei as a Supernumerary in October that same year. At about that [...]
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