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Pope's New Year message centered on solidarity and compassion for others

While many people were off, celebrating the New Year at home with their families, Pope Francis was hard at work. He ushered in the New Year with several ceremonies at the Vatican. The celebrations kicked off on the last day of 2013 with the Vespers of [...]
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Pray by the Crib like one of the characters in the scene

"My advice is that, in your prayer, you actually take part in the different scenes of the Gospel, as one more among the people present. First of all, imagine the scene or mystery you have chosen to help you recollect your thoughts and meditate. Next [...]
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Pope in General Audience: Salvation is opening yourself Jesus's love

(Rome Reports)Pope Francis talked about the Final Judgment during Wednesday's General Audience, as he continued his series on the Creed. "In particular, I am speaking about the Final Judgment, but do not be afraid!” He explained that people should not fear the Final Judgment, but [...]
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Pope Francis prays to the Immaculate Conception on behalf of the sick and poor

(Rome Reports) Musical hymns and throngs of people welcomed Pope Francis to his first papal visit to pay homage to the Immaculate Conception in Rome's Spanish Steps. Almost immediately the personable Pope began greeting people. As he walked, an elderly woman threw Pope Francis a white [...]
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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, [...]
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Immaculate Conception Novena

A new download offers a selection of passages from St Josemaria’s writings, arranged in nine sections, for the nine days leading up to the feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady on December 8. Each day ends with a short prayer addressed by St [...]
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Pope Francis prayed for suffering families during the Angelus

(romereports.com) During the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis spoke about the state of world families, and invited all pilgrims to pray, especially for the families going through though times.
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Pope's Marian Day Mass: Families need to learn how to say 'thank you' and 'I'm sorry'

(romereports.com) More than 100,000 pilgrims filled St. Peter Square on Sunday as the Pope entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Reflecting on the faith of Our Lady, the Pope urged Christians to reject the short-term culture that has taken over marriage and [...]
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Pope Francis: rebuild peace and harmony with encounter, not conflict

(romereports.com) Pope Francis decisively denounced all forms of violence, during Saturday's vigil for peace at St. Peter's Square. Nearly 100,000 people joined him during the four hour prayer service to Our Lady.
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Our Lady, Queen of Heaven

“Thou art all fair and in thee there is no stain. Thou art a garden enclosed, my sister, Spouse, an enclosed garden, a sealed fountain. Veni: coronaberis. Come: thou shalt be crowned” (Song 4:7, 12 and 8). If you and I had had the power, [...]
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