Even though only 3500 tickets had been distributed for this Wednesday’s general audience, thousands more flocked to the Paul VI hall hoping to gain access for Pope Benedict XVI’s penultimate audience with pilgrims.
As soon as the Holy Father emerged onto the stage from the side [...]
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Believing in charity calls forth charity
“We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us” (1 Jn 4:16)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The celebration of Lent, in the context of the Year of Faith, offers us a valuable opportunity to [...]
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Stations of the Cross to download
Extracts from St Josemaria’s book The Way of the Cross are now available as an illustrated leaflet, in pdf format, to meditate on and share with friends.
Download the leaflet in pdf format
That is the secret
The Founder of Opus Dei used [...]
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Didn’t you see the light in Jesus’ eyes as the poor widow left her little alms in the temple? Give him what you can: the merit is not in whether it is big or small, but in the intention with which you give it. The [...]
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In his Message for Lent three years ago, the Pope discussed the meaning of one of the traditional practices for Lent. “We might wonder what value and meaning there is for us Christians in depriving ourselves of something that in itself is good and [...]
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February 22, 2012. (Romererports.com) Since Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the Pope talked about the significance of this 40 day period. During the general audience the Pope began by explaining why it lasts exactly 40 days.
“In the Bible, the number forty [...]
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April 4, 2011. Pope Benedict remembered his predecessor and friend John Paul II at the Sunday Angelus, as the weekend marked the sixth anniversary of his death.
“I remember him in prayer with affection as I think of you all. While we journey through [...]
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Benedict XVI celebrated Ash Wednesday in Rome's Basilica de Santa Sabina. During the ceremony, Cardinal Jozef Tomko from Slovakia placed the ashes on his forehead.
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Lent is the 40 days before Easter during which Christians prepare for the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. It's meant to remember the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert preparing himself for public preaching.
It begins on Ash Wednesday, when a priest places ashes [...]
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Pieces of sacred and classical music in Mp3 performed by teachers and students of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music of Rome: Miserere nostri, De profundis, Domine convertere, Quis dabit, Exsurge quare obdormis, Domine, and others.
• Introitus: Tibi dixit (Graduale Romanum)
Time: 2:17 - 3.230 Mb
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