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The Church is Like a Basketball Team?

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Bishop Francisco de Leon, Manila (Philipines), on the liturgical feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. Read the completed text. All are Called to Holiness I use this analogy of a basketball team for the Church. The Church has members with [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Holiness, June 26, Philippines

My Life Opened to the Beauty of Life Itself

Gina Garcia from Muntinlupa, Philippines danced ballet professionally for years and is now a home-maker, a part-time ballet teacher, and also teaches Parenting Education courses as a volunteer. On raising kids, Gina says, "The greatest challenge is in reminding ourselves that these are the children [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Formation, Children, Freedom, Marriage, Character, trust, family, happiness, Women, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis

Pope reflects on his trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, during general audience

Video. (Rome Reports). In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the highlights of his recent trip to Asia. Echoing themes he talked about in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, the Pope emphasized the important role families play in society. He added that he [...]
Tags: Poverty, family, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pope Francis

Pope Francis gives tips to families, married couples and even children

Video. (Rome Reports). The Pope gave quite a few headliners when he addressed families in the Philippines. He started off with giving the crowd a few tips on happiness. Among them-don't stop dreaming! They were off the cuff remarks he said in Spanish. "Every [...]
Tags: family, Philippines, Pope Francis

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, a portrait of faithfulness

Video. Phillipines. Bishop Alvaro touched the lives of hundreds of thousands around the world, who are looking forward to his beatification in September 2014. He was an exemplary pastor in the service of all souls, according to many in the Church. He also inspired many social [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Solidarity, Philippines

Blessings, a tribute to Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Philippines. Faith Anne Buenaventura-Alcazaren is a mother to a little girl turning three yrs old, a wife to a neurosurgeon, and a pediatrician beginning her practice in several institutions in the Philippines. Iris V. Buenaventura, a pediatrician practicing in Manila, Philippines. They participated [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Beatification, Philippines

St. Josemaria at Work before Sunrise

Since 2012, the Mass of St. Josemaría Escrivá has been an annual event at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in V&G Subdivision, Tacloban City, Philippines. In the days leading up to the mass, the parish also has the custom of praying a novena to St. [...]
Tags: Cooperators of Opus Dei, June 26, novena, Philippines

Pammy, Philippines

Pammy Vital lives in the Philippines. She is married to Bryan and they have 2 children. She works in a building firm. What is the meaning of life? Life on earth is a chance to know and understand true love, and true love is Christ. Why do [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Jesus Christ, June 26, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world

Dedication of the “Parokya ni San Josemaria Escriva”

“Parokya ni San Josemaria Escriva” is how Filipinos call the first ever church dedicated to St. Josemaria Escriva in the Philippines and in the whole of Asia, located in Gerona, Tarlac, Philippines. On 14 February 2014, the Parish Church of St Josemaria Escriva had its [...]
Tags: Church of St Josemaria, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva

Pope prays for victims in the Philippines and for Syrian children who were killed

November 13, 2013 (Romereports.com) The cold weather has made its way to Rome. So, as the Pope blessed children out in St. Peter's Square, he made sure they were kept nice and warm, with gestures like this one. During his catechesis, the Pope was moved [...]
Tags: Baptism, Children, Sacraments, Philippines, Year of Faith, Pope Francis