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Living Mercy

The Pope’s audiences are specially dedicated to the Year of Mercy. On June 30, he recalled that “It is one thing to speak of mercy, and it is another to live mercy. Paraphrasing the words of St James the Apostle (cf. 2:14-17), we could say: [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Solidarity, Josemaria Escriva

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

My Family Helps Me with Everything

Video. In this clip from The Homemakers Project Xavi, 19, explains how he finds pleasure in the littlest things and focuses on his whole family. He is the youngest of a family of nine children and is in the first year of a medical degree at [...]
Tags: Friendship, Sickness, Love, family, happiness

Pope: Remember why we exist and what we fight for

Video (Rome Reports). Speaking during the liturgical feast of Holy Trinity Sunday, Pope Francis said that the day was a call to welcome the beauty of the Gospel and to live for one another. "We are not called to live without the other, above or [...]
Tags: Friendship, Generosity, Blessed Trinity, Our Lady, Pope Francis

Recognition of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Holy Father Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saint to promulgate a decree of martyrdom for the Servant of God Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez. Archbishop Romero (El Salvador: 1917-1980) was assassinated out of hatred for the faith on March 24, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Church, Beatification, El Salvador, Pope Francis

Coming back to the Faith and to happiness

Video. (Digito Identidad). A personal look at how we can find our faith through the example of our friends, taken from a DVD about marriage and family entitled “Take a chance on happiness”. This video has been released containing very practical teachings of St Josemaría [...]
Tags: Friendship, Marriage, family

Other people and me

Our Lord says: ‘I give you a new commandment: Love one another. By this love everyone will know that you are my disciples’. And Saint Paul: ‘Carry each other’s troubles and you fulfil the law of Christ’. I have nothing to add. The Way, 385 How very insistent the [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Generosity, Rectitude of intention, Love

Thomas, USA

Thomas, 21, lives in Tampa, Florida. He is studying history and literature at Harvard and this year is working for a Real Estate firm. “God keeps me grounded.” What is the meaning of life for you? To enrich the world around me and to leave the world [...]
Tags: Friendship, Youth, Sacraments, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world

Paul, USA

Paul lives in Sherborn, MA. He is majoring in musical composition and is now 20. “I hope my work as a composer will enable me to give joy to other people.” What is the meaning of life for you? For me, the meaning of my life is [...]
Tags: Friendship, Virtues, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world

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