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Pope Francis´s Message for Lent 2014

The Pope's message for Lent 2014, which begins March 5, focuses on Christ's poverty, "the greatest treasure of all: Jesus’ wealth is that of his boundless confidence in God the Father, his constant trust, his desire always and only to do the Father’s will and [...]
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Sharing in the poverty of Jesus

October 4 is the feast of St Francis of Assisi, a good opportunity to medítate on the eminently Christian virtue of poverty. Yesterday, Pope Francis stressed that love and truth are needed when it comes to fighting against social and economic inequality. Talking to God Aren’t you [...]
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Christian poverty is working to better one's personal situation

During Sunday's Angelus, Benedict XVI made an invitation to live a balanced lifestyle in solidarity with everyone in society while not worrying about the stresses of money. In his speech he recalled that Jesus invited all Christians to lead a simple life without riches. “This [...]
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You're giving money and you're giving yourself.

Argentina, 1974. St Josemaria was asked, "How can we help others to be more generous with their money?"
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Antidote to consumerism

In the encyclical Centesimus Annus, Venerable John Paul II refers to the phenomenon of consumerism, a lifestyle which "maintains a persistent orientation towards 'having' rather than 'being.' "In his condemnation of this new and subtle form of materialism, the late Pope already foresaw the serious crisis [...]
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The love of God

“Father, how should we put the ‘omnibus’ into practice?” St Josemaria answers this question put to him by a priest on October 26, 1972.
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