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Sophie's testimony

Video. A simple and clear example of marriage and family. Sophie, 41, is married with four children and lives in France. In this video-clip she talks about her family. "Cedric and I were married in 1997. Eight months after our wedding he had a bicycle [...]
Tags: Faith, Fortitude, Children, Maturity, Marriage, Optimism, Love, family, difficulties
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St Josemaria speaks about Alvaro del Portillo

The feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo will be celebrated for the first time on May 12, 2015. He was beatified on September 27, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, the city where he was born. St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, chose Alvaro when he [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Generosity, Holiness, Virtues, Josemaria Escriva
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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 [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Fortitude, family, Rome, Pope Francis
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A donkey was my throne

When the time for his Passion draws near and Jesus wants to illustrate his kingship in a very vivid way, he makes a triumphant entry into Jerusalem, mounted on a donkey! It had been written that the Messiah was to be a king of humility: [...]
Tags: Donkey, Fortitude, Humility, Work, Holy Week
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Alison Birkett, England

Alison Birkett describes St Josemaria as she remembers him from the time she spent in Rome in the 1970s
Tags: Joy, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Hope, Fortitude, Father
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The Fifth Sorrow: The Death of Jesus on the Cross

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Our Lady
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Difficult Times

“If we all pray together, if we add just a bit of good will, our Lord will give us his grace and end this dark, terrible night. Then will come the dawn, the morning filled with sunlight.” On December 22, 1971, a beautiful antique image of [...]
Tags: Fortitude, Church, Vatican II, Our Lady
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Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei. Rome, June 26, 2004

Dear Brothers and Sisters, A few days ago, in the Liturgy of the Hours, we priests meditated once again on the choice God made of David as King of Israel.1 The description of the scene is simple and clear. The sacred text says that David was [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Fortitude, Javier Echevarria