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Mercy, Pity and Piety

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On May 14 he recalled that “True piety is a sign of God’s mercy and one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which the Lord gives to his disciples so that [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Holy Spirit, Piety, mercy
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Mercy and Reconciliation

The Pope is giving some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 30, he recalled that the “Jubilee of Mercy is a favorable time for everyone to discover the need for the tenderness and closeness of God our Father, and for turning back [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Sacraments, Forgiveness, prodigal son, mercy
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Pope Francis to refugees: Don't let anything steal your hope and joy

The Sunday Angelus also fell on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Thousands of such migrants made a pilgrimage to the Vatican to pass under the Holy Door. They also brought a famous cross from Lampedusa with them. The cross was made of wood [...]
Tags: Joy, Hope, God, Angelus
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“There’s something of a grandfather about God”

Eliana Palma, a Chilean grandmother, shares her ideas on grandparents’ role in families and society, and talks about how happy she was in the sixty years she spent with her husband, Tito. 1) How do you think grandparents could take part in this Year of [...]
Tags: Joy, God, family, mercy , Christians in the middle of the world
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St Josemaria and the Marian Year for Families

Video. Opus Dei is living a special year of prayer for families. June 26, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the death of Saint Josemaria, marks the halfway point of the year. Bishop Javier Echevarría recalls some advice from Saint Josemaría for families.
Tags: Joy, Suffering, Faithfulness, Marriage, Opus Dei prelate, Love, family, sick
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Find the Love of God in the Walls of your Home

The Prelate of Opus Dei this month continues his reflections on the family. "The earthly journey of Saint Josemaría is filled with his loving teaching that we need to spread constantly the holy atmosphere of the home at Nazareth." Download pdf format My dear children: may Jesus [...]
Tags: Joy, Opus Dei prelate, Holy Family, Love, family, Josemaria Escriva, Administration, home-making
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Embraced in Her Suffering: A Reflection on Our Lady of Lourdes

"It was on Calvary that Christ, her most blessed Son and our brother, gave her to us as our mother, when he said to St John: 'Behold your mother.' And we received her, along with the beloved disciple, in that moment of supreme grief. The [...]
Tags: Joy, Suffering, Sickness, Generosity, Our Lady, St Josemaria Institute
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Bambinelli Sunday at the Vatican: Pope Francis blesses thousands of Baby Jesus

Video. (Rome Reports). There was a lot of enthusiasm in St. Peter's Square on Sunday as the Pope led the Angelus. The third Sunday of Advent is described as 'The Sunday of Joy.' Pope Francis reminded the crowd, that Christianity and joy go hand in [...]
Tags: Joy, Holiness, Christmas, Rome, Advent, Angelus, Pope Francis
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How did St Josemaria celebrate Christmas?

A Christmas Crib When Josemaria was a boy, his family set up a crib every Christmas. It was always the same one, but renewed each year, with mountains made of cork or cardboard, and the simple little crib figures that the children placed around the stable [...]
Tags: Joy, Faith, Spiritual childhood, Piety, family, Christmas, Christmas carol, Josemaria Escriva
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Photo gallery – Beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, 2014

September 27, 2014. Here are a few photos of the different events around the beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of Saint Josemaría.
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