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Capernaum, the town of Jesus

In the Footprints of our Faith Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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Jerusalem: The Grotto of the Our Father

In the Footprints of our Faith In the Gospel we can relive the scene in which Jesus retires to pray and his disciples are nearby, probably watching him. When Jesus has finished, one of them boldly asks him: “‘Lord, teach us how to pray, as John [...]
Tags: Church, Jesus Christ, In the footprints of our Faith
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On seeing the city he wept over it

In the Footprints of our Faith An inexhaustible source of life is the Passion of Jesus. Sometimes we renew the joyous impulse that took our Lord to Jerusalem. Other times, the pain of the agony which ended on Calvary... Or the glory of his triumph over [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Love, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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The Eucharist, mystery of faith and love

Download "he Eucharist, mystery of faith and love", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Holy Thursday from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. "Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Faith, Jesus Christ, Love, Christ Is Passing By, Holy Week , Homily, mercy
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Jerusalem: the Holy Sepulcher

In the Footprints of our Faith As evening drew on, because it was the day before the Sabbath, a man called Joseph came (Mk 15:42-43). He was a rich man from Arimathea (Matt 27:57), a good and just man, a member of the Sanhedrim, who did [...]
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General Audience, 20 April 2011

I address a warm welcome to the Italian-speaking pilgrims. I greet in particular those participating in the international UNIV meeting, sponsored by the Prelature of Opus Dei. Dear friends, I hope that these days in Rome will be an opportunity for all of you to [...]
Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict XVI
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Secret of Opus Dei: Fall in Love with Jesus

This interview, by J.Q. Tomanek for Ignitum Today, was published on July 10 2013 and was also mentioned in the National Catholic Register on July 24, 2013. Ms. Elia Rivera is the Executive Director of the St. Josemaria Institute in Woodridge, IL which is [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life, Josemaria Escriva
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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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Christopher Columbus and Escriva

Josemaria and his first followers remind me of the conquistadors. They were young; they were enthusiastic, fresh, tireless, and enamored of spiritual adventure. Eager for a voyage of discovery, they gathered around a leader they called simply "the Father". There would be dangers in the [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Early Christians, Holiness, Josemaria Escriva
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The Way of the Cross is not a sad devotion

“The Way of the Cross is not a sad devotion. Msgr. Escrivá taught many times that Christian joy has its roots in the shape of a cross. If the Passion of Christ is a way of pain, it is also a path of hope leading [...]
Tags: Cross, Javier Echevarria, Jesus Christ, The Way of the Cross