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Mercy and almsgiving

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 9, he reminded us that “an essential aspect of mercy is almsgiving”. Below are added some passages from St Josemaria’s writings that may help pray about this subject. Condensed from Pope Francis’ [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Jesus Christ, Poverty, Service, mercy
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The Church is our Mother

“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with [...]
Tags: Church, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Pope, Love, Communion of saints
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Love with Works

Pope Francis in Cuba said that tenderness and affection are revolutionary and that faith is a stimulus that helps to lift people up and build bridges. We offer some quotations from St. Josemaria about charity. On that 16th of February, 1932, while giving Holy Communion to [...]
Tags: Charity, Jesus Christ, Service
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The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

Don't be afraid to call our Lord by his name — Jesus — and to tell him that you love him. The Way, 303 If we love Christ, if we follow him sincerely, if we stop seeking ourselves and seek him alone, then in his name we [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Prayer, Interior life
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Advent

Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about [...]
Tags: Conversion, Hope, Jesus Christ, Holy Family, Advent
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The kingdom of heaven: what is it?

Christ’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures through all generations (Dan 3:100). The solemnity of Christ the King of the universe is celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The kingship of Christ remained completely hidden until he was [...]
Tags: Heaven, Jesus Christ, Ascetical struggle, Holiness
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The Epiphany of our Lord

Download the homily: "The Epiphany of our Lord" in pdf format. A homily given by Saint Josemaría Escrivá on 6 January 1956, feast of the Epiphany (Matthew 2, 1-5.7-11) When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the [...]
Tags: Joy, Jesus Christ, Christmas
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1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection

But on the first day of the week at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared, and they found the stone rolled back from the tomb. But on entering, they did not find the body of the Lord [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Rosary
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The Sixth Sorrow: Christ’s Body is taken down from the Cross

And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Death, Our Lady
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The Fourth Sorrow: Mary and Jesus meet on the road to Calvary

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull. John 19:17 No sooner has Jesus risen from his first fall than he meets his Blessed Mother, standing by the wayside where He is passing. With immense [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Our Lady