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Love for religious brothers and sisters

2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life in the Church. It was inaugurated with a Mass celebrated by the Holy Father Pope Francis on February 2. St Josemaría always loved and venerated the religious. A hand-written note of his, addressed to members of Opus Dei, says: [...]
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What is the Church?

1. What is the Church? The word “Church” (Latin ecclesia, from the Greek ek-ka-lein, to “call out of”) means a convocation or an assembly. It designates the assemblies of the people, usually for a religious purpose. Ekklesia is used frequently in the Greek Old Testament for [...]
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Along the roads of Europe

Along the roads of Europe At the beginning of April 1970, St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, said he wanted to visit two shrines of our Lady like a twelfth-century pilgrim: with the same love, the same simplicity and the same joy. He was going there [...]
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Loyalty to the Church

"What is the Church? Where is the Church? Bewildered and disoriented, many Christians do not find sure answers to these questions." Saint Josemaria posed these questions in 1972 in his homily Loyalty to the Church. They are still relevant, and this homily offers some answers: "The [...]
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In Love with the Church

The core of this book is three homilies on themes related to the Church, given in 1972-73, when the author suffered much over the confusion of the post-conciliar years. The title captures his attitude of filial love for the Spouse of Christ that permeates these [...]
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