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New book by Joseph Ratzinger: "Jesus of Nazareth"

"A Historically Honest and Convincing Figure" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 23, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of excerpts from the Preface of the first volume of the book "Jesus of Nazareth," which Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI will publish next spring. The excerpts were made available by Rizzoli, [...]
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The meaning of suffering

I will tell you which are man’s treasures on earth so that you will appreciate them: hunger, thirst, heat, cold, pain, dishonour, poverty, loneliness, betrayal, slander, prison... The Way, 194 One definitive answer Faced with the weight of all this, a Christian can find only one genuine answer, [...]
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The Resurrection of Our Lord

When evening fell on the Sabbath, Mary Magdalen and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices that, going, they might anoint the dead body of Jesus. Very early on the following day, when the sun has already risen, they come to the sepulcher [...]
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Stay with us

Download the homily "The Eucharist, Mistery of Faith and Love", given on 28 May 1964, the feast of Corpus Christi. Stay with us On the feast of Corpus Christi, we come together to consider the depths of our Lord’s love for us, which has led him to [...]
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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Ghost

And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared [...]
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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Now he led them out towards Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass as he blessed them, that he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with [...]
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3rd Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus

Now it came to pass in those days, that a decree went forth from Caesar Augustus that a census of the whole world should be taken. This first census took place while Cyrinus was governor of Syria. And all were going, each to his own [...]
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Christ overcame death

On November the Church invites Catholics to pray for the departed souls. Here are some texts that St. Josemaría wrote on the topic of death. I give you thanks, my Jesus, for your decision to become perfect Man, with a Heart which loved and is most [...]
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The Feast of Christ the King

- DOWNLOAD text: "Christ the King" homily published in Christ is passing by: (PDF) What does He rule? He is our king. He desires ardently to rule our hearts, because we are children of God. But we should not try to imagine a human sort of rule [...]
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The Ascension of the Lord

Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus’ life among men, his ascension into heaven. Christ Is Passing By, 117 Download the Homily "The Ascension of Our Lord" by St Josemaria in pdf format It has always seemed logical to me that the [...]
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