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What is Holy Week?

Holy Week (Latin: Hebdomas Sancta or Hebdomas Maior, "Greater Week"; Greek: Μεγάλη Ἑβδομάς, Megale Hebdomas) in Christianity is the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. It includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) and Good Friday, and lasts [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Cross, Jesus Christ, Holy Week
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The Blessed Trinity

Learn to praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Learn to have a special devotion to the Blessed Trinity: I believe in God the Father, I believe in God the Son, I believe in God the Holy Spirit; I hope in God the [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Divine sonship, Jesus Christ, Blessed Trinity
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Dedicating your life to the priesthood is a fantastic thing to do

“Thanks to the formative activities I attend, my love for the Church, the Pope and the magisterium grows constantly greater. The Pope’s faithfulness to Jesus Christ is something I find very moving. I have benefited hugely from the example set by the Founder of Opus [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus Christ, Piety, Priesthood
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The Ascension

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to [...]
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The Resurrection

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he [...]
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His death on the Cross

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Contrition, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Mortification
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The Passion

From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised (Mt 16:21). «Pilate speaks: It is your custom [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ
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The Prayer of Jesus

And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him followed him, and they found him and said to him, Everyone is searching for you [...]
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The Beatitudes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit... (Mt 5:1ff). The preaching of Saint Josemaría Escrivá was based on [...]
Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Supernatural outlook
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Temptations in the Desert

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, command [...]
Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Ascetical struggle