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Please, Thank you, and I’m Sorry – Three Keywords for Married Couples

“Please,” “Thank you,” “I’m sorry.” Pope Francis teaches that although these words are easier to say than to mean, they are absolutely necessary. They are part of good manners, meaning respect and the desire for the good of the other, not hypocrisy or pretence. “If a [...]
Tags: Friendship, Freedom, Marriage, Love, family, Forgiveness, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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Marriage: a Christian Vocation

Download pdf of the homily "Marriage: a christian vocation", given by St Josemaria in Christmas 1970. "For a Christian marriage is not just a social institution, much less a mere remedy for human weakness. It is a real supernatural calling. A great sacrament, in Christ and [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holiness, Vocation, Love, Homily
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Children and Freedom

Friends with your children The parents are the first people responsible for the education of their children, in human as well as in spiritual matters. They should be conscious of the extent of their responsibility. To fulfil it, they need prudence, understanding, a capacity to love [...]
Tags: Education, Children, Freedom, Marriage, family
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10 Questions About Marriage

St Josemaria answers ten questions about love, marriage, engagement, faithfulness, raising children, the main values in achieving a united family, what happens when a couple can’t have children… 1- What are the most important values in Christian marriage? 2- Father, what is your advice for a [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Love, family, engagement, Conversations with Msgr. Escrivá de Balaguer
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Marriage is a divine path

The publication of Pope Benedict XVI’s book-length interview The Light of the World has sparked a large number of incorrect explanations of the Catholic Church’s teaching on morals and marriage. Read the Note by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith On the Trivialization [...]
Tags: Doctrine, Marriage, Vocation, Pope Benedict XVI
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Engagement and marriage

“The pure, clean love of husband and wife is a holy thing that, as a priest, I bless with both hands.” St Josemaría had written this many years before. Now a student, who knew that, also knew that a question on the subject would not [...]
Tags: Youth, Marriage, Holy Purity, engagement
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Family and work balance

At times, a woman is not sure of having found the place which suits her and to which she is called. Often, if she has a job outside, the demands of the home weigh her down and if she spends all her time with her [...]
Tags: Education, Family and work, Marriage, Order, Service
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Women in the life of society?

Monsignor, the presence of women in social life is extending far beyond the sphere of the family, in which they have moved almost exclusively up to now. What do you think about this development? What, in your opinion, are the main characteristics that women have [...]
Tags: Charity, Family and work, Maturity, Marriage, Service, Women
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Advice to Married Couples

Recently, Pope Francis encouraged married couples to "never go to sleep without making peace in your family" (General Audience, May 13, 2015) . Following these teachings, we offer an extract from a Conversations with Msgr. Escriva about disagreements or fights in marriage. Apart from the difficulties [...]
Tags: Understanding, Marriage
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Married Love

In the homily you gave in Pamplona last October during the Mass you celebrated at the Assembly of the Friends of the University of Navarre, you spoke of human love in words which made a deep impression on us. Many readers have written commenting on [...]
Tags: Marriage, Vocation