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The Mass in the Christian life

Gavin Dixon, a parishoner of Our Lady of Peace in Dublin, talks about why the Holy Mass is important to him. "To "live" the holy Mass means to pray continually, and to be convinced that, for each one of us, this is a personal meeting with [...]
Tags: Love of God, Eucharist, Unity of life, Love, Holy Mass
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Anniversary of St Josemaria’s ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to. José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling
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Prayer and Spirituality

Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ. It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, [...]
Tags: Love of God, Prayer, Presence of God, Ordinary life, Love
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Pope prays “that the cry of the poor may not leave us indifferent”

Many thousands of Romans, pilgrims and tourists lined the streets of Rome and cheered enthusiastically as Pope Francis drove to Rome’s Spanish Steps where he prayed before the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, interceding for the city’s inhabitants and the world’s citizens, [...]
Tags: Love of God, Faith, Pope, Poverty, Our Lady, Rome, Pope Francis
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Doing everything for God

I am Anna Riina, I am from Finland and I am 25. Now I am studying theology in Rome, on a History of the Church program at the University of the Holy Cross. I have been a Catholic for three and a half years. Now, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Interior life, Virtues, God, Josemaria Escriva
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Wanting to want

“Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke [...]
Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle, Holy Purity, Interior life, Vocation
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The desire for God

My soul is longing and yearning for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:3 Allow your soul to be consumed by desires – desires for loving, for being forgotten, for holiness, for Heaven. Do not stop [...]
Tags: Love of God, Holy Spirit, Holiness
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Tell him, when you are alone, that you love him

Rest in divine filiation. God is a Father – your Father! – full of warmth and infinite love. Call him Father frequently and tell him, when you are alone, that you love him – that you love him very much! – and that you feel [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Divine sonship, Prayer, Love, trust
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Pope calls for mutual respect between Christians and Muslims during Sunday Angelus

August 12, 2013. (Romereports.com) Pope Francis prayed Sunday's Angelus before thousands of pilgrims that gathered at St. Peter's Square, despite the intense August heat in Rome. Following the days evangelical messages, the Pope explained where to find a true treasure and invited the faithful to [...]
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Go Forward, with More Love

So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.. Lk 7, 36-50 You are discouraged, why? Is it your sins and miseries? Is it your defeats, at times coming [...]
Tags: Love of God, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Ascetical struggle, Optimism, Love, Forgiveness