Video. (Rome Reports) During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis talked about the gift of piety. He explained that this gift of the Holy Spirit is deeper than mere 'outward religiosity.' For the Pope, the gift of piety, means experiencing 'ever anew, with joy and [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Joy, Holy Spirit, Piety, Rome, Pope Francis, Pentecost
Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries”, but rather that we are always “missionary disciples”. If we are not convinced, let [...]
Tags: Joy, Apostolate, Eucharist, Gospel, Evangelization
Video. The founder of Opus Dei, in Valencia, Spain, explains that deep joy is the result of fighting against ourselves.
Tags: Joy, Ascetical struggle, Interior life
The cold weather didn't stop thousands of families from coming out to St. Peter's Square to celebrate the Angelus with Pope Francis.
Mixed in with the crowds, there was a huge banner in Italian, that read: "The poor cannot wait.” After reading this, the Pope [...]
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“The Christian message is called the ‘Gospel,’ that is, ‘the good news,’ an announcement of joy for all people; the Church is not a refuge for sad people, the Church is a house of joy.”
In his Angelus message on the Third Sunday of Advent, Pope [...]
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(Romereports.com) Pope Francis celebrated his first World Youth Day Mass, at the Marian Shrine of Aparecida. In his homily, he called on Christians to embrace a positive life, based on hopefulness, openness to God and joy.
Pope Francis also said that every youth must 'knock at [...]
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During Easter-time, Christian life is characterized by the message of joy. St Josemaria helps us find it.
You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our [...]
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Opus Dei Prelate’s 80th Birthday
“Javi!” And he added in a weaker voice, as Fr. Javier came into the room, “I don’t feel well.” These were St Josemaria’s last words on earth. It was 12 noon on June 26, 1975, in Rome. He was speaking to [...]
Tags: Joy, Contrition, Javier Echevarria, Prayer
Our Lord is on the Cross saying, “I am suffering so that men, who are my brothers, may be happy, not only in Heaven, but also – as far as possible – on earth, if they really embrace the most Holy Will of my heavenly [...]
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Asked how to face up to life’s difficulties and not turn to alcohol for escape, St Josemaria recommended turning to God, “an all-powerful Father”.
Tags: Joy, cheerfulness, Divine sonship, difficulties