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Pope Francis at the Basilica of Guadalupe: The tears of those who suffer are not in vain

Video (Rome Reports). In his homily, the Pope reviewed the history of St. Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Mother of God chose a humble Indian to send her message to the Mexican land. POPE FRANCIS "Just as she made herself present to little Juan, [...]
Tags: Humility, Church, Poverty, Our Lady, God, Mexico, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis: Blessed Alvaro loved and served the Church with a heart devoid of any worldly interest

Madrid, 27 September: The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place this morning before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate of Pope Francis, Cardinal Angelo Amato, who was [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Humility, Church, Sacraments, Holiness, Beatification
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Pope's Audience: Don't let envy, jealousy or antipathy divide your parish

Video. (Rome Reports) During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the importance of unity. He called for Christians to recognize the sins that work against unity in local parishes and communities, like jealousy, envy and antipathy. SUMMARY OF POPE'S CATECHESIS: Dear Brothers and [...]
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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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Pope in General Audience: Be humble enough to ask for help when you have doubts

(Romereports.com) Pope Francis spoke about “insecurities” and of the “doubts of faith” people can experience throughout their life. He even said that he himself has had them. To face them, he said people must not close themselves off. The Pope added the faith of all [...]
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St Josemaria and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, talks about his memories of the Founder of Opus Dei in the book Memoria del Beato Josemaria. Among other things, he describes how St Josemaria fostered contrition by meditating on the Cross, and also his spirit of atonement, [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Humility, Javier Echevarria
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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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Beginning Again

Someone in Spain asked St Josemaria if God doesn't get tired of us committing the same faults.
Tags: Hope, Humility, Opus Dei, Video-clip, Josemaria Escriva, Video
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"Hide and disappear": the Biblical basis

St Josemaria cultivated the attitude of hiding and disappearing till it became second nature to him. He saw that Opus Dei is “God’s” and needed to be accepted as such by the people he spoke to about it. Where did he learn this way of [...]
Tags: The Way, Gospel, Humility, Jesus Christ
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Pope talks about the Feast day of the Immaculate Conception

During Wednesday's general audience, the pope talked about the significance behind the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8th.
Tags: Humility, Holy Purity, Our Lady, Pope Benedict XVI