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The Second Sorrow: the Flight into Egypt

Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the [...]
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Our Lady´s sorrows

The First Sorrow: Simeon’s Prophecy And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the [...]
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Arabic edition of St Josemaría’s Holy Rosary launched in Lebanon

St Josemaría Escrivá’s short book Holy Rosary, which takes the reader through each of the mysteries of the Rosary in a prayerful, contemplative dialogue, is now published in Arabic. The Arabic edition of Holy Rosary, published by Le Laurier, was launched on October 20, 2007 [...]
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St Josemaria and St Thomas More at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden

In spite of torrential downpours, which caused major traffic jams and diversions, a large crowd gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, Nicoll Road, London, for the Mass of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the faithful of London on June [...]
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100 Years since the Escrivás’ Pilgrimage to Torreciudad

2004 marks the centenary of the pilgrimage made by Mr and Mrs Escrivá in gratitude to our Lady of Torreciudad. They attributed the cure of their son, Saint Josemaría, whose life had been despaired of by their doctor, to her intercession. In 1930 Saint Josemaría wrote [...]
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5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of the Virgin Mary

There is no danger of exaggerating. We can never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery; nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity. Friends of God, 276 Thou art all fair and [...]
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4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Assumpta est Maria in coelum: gaudent angeli! —God has taken Mary —body and soul— to Heaven: and the Angels rejoice! So sings the Church. —And so, with that same outburst of joy, do we begin our contemplation in this decade of the Holy Rosary: The [...]
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2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding Feast at Cana

And on the third day a marriage took place at Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now Jesus too was invited to the marriage, and also his disciples. And the wine having run short, the mother of Jesus said to him, [...]
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5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the temple

And his parents were wont to go every year to Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. And after they had fulfilled the days, when they [...]
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4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

And when the days of her purification were fulfilled according to the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord–as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be called [...]
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