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My Life Opened to the Beauty of Life Itself

Gina Garcia from Muntinlupa, Philippines danced ballet professionally for years and is now a home-maker, a part-time ballet teacher, and also teaches Parenting Education courses as a volunteer. On raising kids, Gina says, "The greatest challenge is in reminding ourselves that these are the children [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Formation, Children, Freedom, Marriage, Character, trust, family, happiness, Women, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Please, Thank you, and I’m Sorry – Three Keywords for Married Couples

“Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry.” Pope Francis teaches that although these words are easier to say than to mean, they are absolutely necessary. They are part of good manners, meaning respect and the desire for the good of the other, not hypocrisy or pretence. “If a [...]
Tags: Friendship, Freedom, Marriage, Love, family, Forgiveness, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Pope's First Angelus of 2015: Peace is possible!

Video. (Rome Reports). "Dear brothers and sisters, good morning and Happy New Year.” This is how Pope Francis kicked off the first Angelus of 2015. With thousands of people out in St. Peter's Square, the Pope highlighted that New Years is the perfect time to [...]
Tags: Hope, Freedom, Our Lady of Peace, Pope Francis
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Pope to Muslim leaders: We must condemn violence based on religious justification

Video. (Rome Reports). The Pope held a meeting with Mehmet Gormez, the president of the Department for Religious Affairs of Turkey. It is the highest Islamic religious authority in the country. After meeting in private, Pope Francis delivered an address in which he denounced the [...]
Tags: Church, Freedom, Peace, Service, Solidarity, Unity, Dignity, trips, Pope Francis, mercy
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Pope Francis recalls the decisive role of John Paul II in the fall of the Berlin Wall

Video. (Rome Reports) To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pope Francis highlighted that it was possible thanks to the efforts of many people, especially of one of this predecessors. "The fall happened unexpectedly, but it was possible thanks to [...]
Tags: Faith, Pope John Paul II, Freedom, Peace, Rome, Pope Francis
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14 Questions about the Family

What is a family? How can one become a good father or a good mother? What role does the family have in the children’s education and development? How can parents combine authority and freedom? How should families exercise trust and confidence in daily life? “What is [...]
Tags: Faith, Children, Freedom, family, calling
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St. Josemaría, a Teacher of Forgiveness (Part 2)

This study published in no. 53 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. In the first part of this study we discussed St. Josemaría’s teaching about forgiveness, its [...]
Tags: Friendship, Charity, Justice, Freedom, Christ Is Passing By, Forgiveness
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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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Finding Christ in the Middle of the World

Finding Christ in the Middle of the World is an Australian video exploring the impact of St Josemaría’s message in Australia. The video is divided into seven short clips between 2-5 minutes in length featuring Australians from all backgrounds. These seven brief videos provide an insight [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Contemplation, Hope, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Children, Freedom, Opus Dei, Service, Interior life, Ordinary life, Love, happiness, Forgiveness, Australia
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Love for personal freedom

Video. In this video Bishop Alvaro del Portillo explains that God has given us freedom, a great gift.
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Freedom, Beatification