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Pope: “It depends on me, to be or not be a neighbor to the person who needs my help”

Video. (Rome Reports). During the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis focused his entire speech on the parable of the Good Samaritan about a man who was robbed and beaten. Two men passed the dying man on the road and did nothing. In contrast, a third [...]
Tags: Charity, Faith, Generosity, Church, Piety, Dignity, God, Angelus, Pope Francis, mercy
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Mercy, Pity and Piety

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On May 14 he recalled that “True piety is a sign of God’s mercy and one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which the Lord gives to his disciples so that [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Holy Spirit, Piety, mercy
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St Josemaria's Feast Celebrated in India

Over this past June 26th and 27th, the feast of St. Josemaria was celebrated in Rourkela, Odisha India, in a very special fasion. We share some photos and a report from those who who took part in the festivities there. You can also check out [...]
Tags: Education, Children, Youth, Piety, Priesthood, Sacraments, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, school, Holy Communion, prayer-card, family, diocesan priests, Holy Mass, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva, India, Josemaria Escriva
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St. Josemaria helps me as a seminarian

I am a seminarian in third year theology, in the seventh year of priestly formation. The basic idea about the seminary revolves round prayer life, intense study and hard work. For a long time as a seminarian I used to wonder how to reconcile Prayer [...]
Tags: Study, Piety, Priesthood, Holiness, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Unity of life
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How did St Josemaria celebrate Christmas?

A Christmas Crib When Josemaria was a boy, his family set up a crib every Christmas. It was always the same one, but renewed each year, with mountains made of cork or cardboard, and the simple little crib figures that the children placed around the stable [...]
Tags: Joy, Faith, Spiritual childhood, Piety, family, Christmas, Christmas carol, Josemaria Escriva
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Pope explains gift of piety during General Audience

Video. (Rome Reports) During his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis talked about the gift of piety. He explained that this gift of the Holy Spirit is deeper than mere 'outward religiosity.' For the Pope, the gift of piety, means experiencing 'ever anew, with joy and [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Joy, Holy Spirit, Piety, Rome, Pope Francis, Pentecost
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Along the roads of Europe

Along the roads of Europe At the beginning of April 1970, St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, said he wanted to visit two shrines of our Lady like a twelfth-century pilgrim: with the same love, the same simplicity and the same joy. He was going there [...]
Tags: Piety, Our Lady, trips, In Love with the Church, UK
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The Holy Rosary

Take the Holy Rosary, one of the most deeply rooted of Christian devotions. The Church encourages us to contemplate its mysteries. She wants to engrave upon our heart and our imagination, together with Mary's joy and sorrow and glory, the spellbinding example of Our Lord's [...]
Tags: Prayer, Piety, Holy Rosary, Our Lady
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Novena for Work to St Josemaria

Fr Francisco Faus, born in Barcelona in 1931, is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He graduated in law at the University of Barcelona and did a doctorate in canon law at the University of St Thomas Aquinas, Rome. He was ordained in [...]
Tags: Prayer, Piety, Work, novena
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Work on Church of St Josemaria forges ahead in Munyaka

In 2003, the Catholics of Munyaka obtained some land to begin building a church in honor of St Josemaria Escriva. They now have a temporary building which they use for Sunday Mass, and they are hoping that the proper church, with a presbytery, will soon [...]
Tags: Love of God, Piety, Solidarity