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Pope explains gift of piety during General Audience

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
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What does apostolate mean? Who are apostles today?

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
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Christian Joy

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
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Pope's Angelus: There should be no homeless families

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 [...]
Tags: Joy, Pope, Holy Family, family, Christmas, Rome, Pope Francis
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"The Church is a house of joy"

“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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Pope's Homily in Aparecida: Christianity is based on hope, openness to God and joy

(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 [...]
Tags: Joy, Hope, Youth, WYD, Pope Francis
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To be filled with happiness

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 [...]
Tags: Joy, Optimism, Prayer
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Pray that I become a soul of prayer

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
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Making others happy

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 [...]
Tags: Joy, Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Priestly soul
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Life's difficulties

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