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The real meaning of a pilgrimage

To begin with, I would like to say a big Thank you to everyone who made my World Youth Day experience come true. Our journey began in Taipei; we travelled through Shanghai, Rome, Vienna and finally arrived at Krakow. I'm especially grateful to each and every [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Communion, Taiwan, WYD, Pope Francis

St Josemaria's Feast Celebrated in India

Over this past June 26th and 27th, the feast of St. Josemaria was celebrated in Rourkela, Odisha India, in a very special fasion. We share some photos and a report from those who who took part in the festivities there. You can also check out [...]
Tags: Education, Children, Youth, Piety, Priesthood, Sacraments, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, school, Holy Communion, prayer-card, family, diocesan priests, Holy Mass, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva, India, Josemaria Escriva

What is the Eucharist?

1. What is the Eucharist? When Jesus celebrated the Passover with his apostles before his Passion and Death, he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it again until [...]
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How can I receive Jesus well in Holy Communion?

“Dear friends, we won’t ever thank the Lord enough for the gift he has given us in the Eucharist! It is a very great gift and that is why it is so important to go to Mass on Sunday. Go to Mass not just to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Eucharist, Jesus Christ, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Holy Mass

A new outlook on life

I was born in Irak and lived there till I was two, when we had to get out because of the war, and we went to live in Holland. I lived there till I was twenty, and then came to Belgium to study. I have [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Holy Mass, Year of Faith

I discovered a whole new world

Although I was baptized in the Catholic Church when I was eleven, I received very little religious education during my childhood and youth. However, my closeness to the faith intensified over time. To make that happen, God used different people that I met at different [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Catechesis, Holy Communion, Year of Faith, Costa Rica

Saint Josemaria's first Holy Communion

Saint Josemaria made his First Communion on April 23,1912, exactly ten years after his Confirmation. It was the feast of Saint George, patron saint of Aragon and Catalonia, and the traditional day for the First Communion ceremonies in the church of the Piarists’ school. At [...]
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The Sacraments. Reconciliation and the Blessed Eucharist

In a gathering in Peru, July 13, 1974, St Josemaria speaks about receiving the Sacraments, especially Reconciliation and the Eucharist, to strengthen our relationship with God.
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Josemaria Escriva, Peru

I'm about to make my First Holy Communion

Every year many young people go to Rome to spend Holy Week close to the Pope in the centre of Christianity. The Prelate of Opus Dei took part in an informal gathering with a group of girls, and Andreia, Brazilian, who is about to make her [...]
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St Josemaria's First Holy Communion

St Josemaria Escriva received Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time on April 23. A short video shows how he prepared for this important moment. Pope Benedict XVI talks about his own First Holy Communion. St Josemaria's parents had this card printed to mark his [...]
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