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"Let us ask Paul VI for all the families in the world"

19-X-2014. The beatification of Pope Paul VI is a cause of great joy for the entire Church. Paul VI was the Pope who led Vatican II to its conclusion. His pastoral and apostolic impact on the world, as a young priest and in his later [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Church, Javier Echevarria, Pope, Vatican II, family, Pope Paul VI
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Pope Francis: May this Synod “heal bleeding wounds and rekindle hope

Video. (Rome Reports). On the day before the opening of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis attended a prayer vigil organized by the Italian Bishops Conference. Thousands of families gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray for the work of the Synod [...]
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Audience with Pope Francis

About 15,000 people out of those who came to Rome to celebrate the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo attended of the papal audience with Pope Francis this morning. The beatification took place in Madrid on 27 September. By attending the audience, these faithful wanted to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Alvaro del Portillo, Church, family, Beatification
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Contemplating Don Alvaro's holy life, we discover our Lord’s guiding hand

“This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you”: “ut diligátis ínvicem, sicut diléxi vos” (Jn 15:12). Dear brothers and sisters, these words of the Gospel echo today in my heart with new joy at the thought that the mass of people gathered [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Javier Echevarria, family, Beatification, Homily
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St. Josemaria Escriva's impact

Video.(Catholic News Services) "St. Josemaria told me, love your family very much". James Socias, now a priest, recalls the counsel he received from Saint Josemaria after joining Opus Dei. He was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1939. He received a doctorate in naval engineering from the [...]
Tags: Charity, Priesthood, Vocation, family
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St. Josemaría, Teacher of Forgiveness (Part 1)

This study published in no. 52 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. Because of its length, it will be published in two parts. The founder of Opus [...]
Tags: Humility, Freedom, Holiness, Love, family, Forgiveness, Josemaria Escriva
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So that other people won't worry

Video. Fr Ernesto Garcia lived in Rome for several years with St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei. He tells how St Josemaria was concerned when he saw him looking tired, and recommended him not only to rest, but to look cheerful, "so that other people [...]
Tags: cheerfulness, Priesthood, family, Father, Josemaria Escriva
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The Strength of Love

A downloadable audio version of St Josemaria’s homily “The Strength of Love”, published in the book Friends of God. Let us now consider the Master and his disciples gathered together in the intimacy of the Upper Room. The time of his Passion is drawing close and [...]
Tags: Friendship, Charity, Love, family, Friends of God, mp3, Homily, Audio, Download
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Pope explains the gift of fortitude

Video. Rome Reports. During Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis talked about the gift of fortitude. He said that through this gift, the Holy Spirit frees the heart of all fears and uncertainties, to make room for God's will. The Pope added that this strength helps [...]
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Two men of courage

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis homily for canonization Mass. FULL TEXT OF THE HOMILY IN ENGLISH At the heart of this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter and which John Paul II wished to dedicate to Divine Mercy, are the glorious wounds of the risen [...]
Tags: Love of God, Cross, Holy Spirit, Faith, Pope John Paul II, family, Pope Francis, mercy , Pope John XXIII