Pope Benedict XVI held the final General Audience of his pontificate on Wednesday in St Peter's Square. Below, please find Vatican Radio's English translation of the Holy Father's remarks.
Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and in the Priesthood!
Dear brothers and sisters!
Thank you for coming in [...]
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Many times a day
Get used to lifting your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because he gives you this and that. Because you have been despised. Because you haven't what you need or because you have.
Because he made his [...]
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Thanksgiving is part of Christian life, as we realize how much God has done for us and for others. St Josemaria developed gratitude as a virtue throughout his life, as those who lived with him recall.
In December 1972 St Josemaria wrote, "There will come [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Gratitude, Alvaro del Portillo, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei
June, 29, 2011. (Romereports.com) The pope has commemorated his 60th anniversary as a priest with a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.
“It is a time of thanksgiving: thanks to the Lord for the friendship that he has bestowed upon me and that he wishes [...]
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Like every day, after lunch today we were going to the sitting-room to spend some family time together, when we saw that someone had taken away the cord we had put up in the street below, to keep people away from the threatening stalactites hanging [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Ordinary life
I met Opus Dei while I was studying to be a nurse. I have always felt attracted by the serenity that comes of Christian living and the message of St Josemaria, which I could see in the people of Opus Dei.
But now I [...]
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Shortly after getting married I was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix. I had an operation and other treatment, and came through it. I have to say it was due to my husband’s love, and to a priest qualified in medicine who advised me to [...]
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Virginia is a Co-operator of Opus Dei and writes from Hong Kong about the intercession of St. Josemaria and her son’s illness.
My son Guillermo has total agenesis of the corpus callosum. The diagnosis was made during my pregnancy and was accompanied by various complications that [...]
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The village of El Espinal, Peru, in the Motupe district, Lambayeque region, was experiencing a severe drought which threatened to destroy the local economy and the livelihood of the inhabitants, who live by growing crops and raising livestock.
The people of El Espinal have very little [...]
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My brothers, sisters and I are very fortunate that we come from a closely-kit family. We thanked God for this precious gift especially last Saturday when we celebrated the 100th birthday of my mother, Dra. Isabel Malvar Villegas. My father, Dr. Jose a. Villegas died [...]