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Audio download: The Angelus with St Josemaria

Download the audio-clip of St Josemaria saying the Angelus, from the sidebar. At 12 o’clock every day St Josemaria, in union with the Holy Father and millions of Catholics throughout the world, stood up and said the Angelus. Don Alvaro del Portillo recalled: “After reading the [...]
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Purification: change, recovery

February 2nd is the feast of Jesus' Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Our Lady. Mary offers her Son to God and learns that she too will share closely in Jesus' redemptive mission. The Catholic Church suggests a time to "purify" to seek [...]
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Pope talks about the Feast day of the Immaculate Conception

During Wednesday's general audience, the pope talked about the significance behind the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8th.
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Novena to the Immaculate Conception

Novena to prepare for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, "full of grace" through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as [...]
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Magnanimity, faith, and “madness”

For nine centuries Torreciudad has been a meeting-point for devotion to the Virgin Mary. St. Josemaria joined in with this story: his love for our Blessed Lady led him to initiate the building of a shrine. At the time, carrying out this project seemed like [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Our Lady, Torreciudad, Josemaria Escriva
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Looking at our Lady

Saturday was our Lady’s day. That day, Josemaría’s parents used to go to their local church, St Bartholomew’s, to say the rosary with other families. They took Josemaría too, as long as he promised to keep quiet and behave, which wasn’t always easy. On the [...]
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Mother of God and Our Mother

The humility of my holy Mother Mary! She is not to be seen amid the palms of Jerusalem, nor at the hour of the great miracles — except at that first one at Cana. But she doesn't escape from the contempt at Golgotha; there she stands, [...]
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Our Lady and St Joseph

During an encounter with diocesan priests in Guatemala, St Josemaria, the founder of Opus Dei, talked about devotion to our Lady and St Joseph in the life of a priest.
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We are not alone

God doesn’t abandon us. All priests, all Christians, can say with St Paul, “Non vivo ego, vivit vero in me Christus.”
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