On the feast of Pentecost, the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Who is the Holy Spirit? What was the descent of the Holy Spirit like? How does He act in the lives of Christians? What are the gifts of [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Prayer, Blessed Trinity
During Easter-time, Christian life is characterized by the message of joy. St Josemaria helps us find it.
You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our [...]
Tags: Joy, Optimism, Prayer
While you are working, say loving things to him
Rosalia Lopez has lived in Rome since 1946, having moved there at St Josemaria’s invitation. Only a few months previously, she had decided to join Opus Dei, while she was working in the catering department or “administration” [...]
Tags: Love of God, Faith, Prayer, Pope, Presence of God, Service, Work, Character, Administration, assistant numerary
February 24, 2013. (Romereports.com) It was the last time that Benedict XVI appeared before his studio window to lead the Angelus as Pope. It's estimated that about 200,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square to thank the Pope for his eight year Pontificate.
Some came [...]
Tags: Church, Prayer, Pope Benedict XVI
1. Think about it. Who would lack courage before God and in the face of eternity? There is nothing to be lost and instead so much to be gained. Why do you hold back, then?
The Forge, no. 459
2. If we feel we are beloved [...]
St Josemaria said: “Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues? Each one of us, silently, should [...]
The Church asks all Christians to pray more intensely during the Christian Unity Octave, which lasts from January 18 to January 25, feast of the conversion of St Paul.
With one Spirit
Pray to God that in the Holy Church, our Mother, the hearts of all may [...]
Tags: Ecumenical dialogue, Church, Prayer, Unity
The liturgical year is beginning, and the introit of the Mass invites us to consider something closely related to the beginning of our Christian life: the vocation we have all received.
In considering the circumstances surrounding your decision to make every effort to live your faith, [...]
Tags: Prayer, Advent, Homily, Audio
Pope Benedict XVI's general audience, November 28, 2012: How should Christians speak about God?
Text of the English part of the audience:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In our continuing catechesis for the Year of Faith, we now consider the question of how we are to speak about God [...]
Tags: Faith, Prayer, Pope, Year of Faith
A mother and housewife who also works in public relations asks how to live in God's presence.
- Father, I'm a mother and a housewife, but I also work in public relations. My question is: Here in Sao Paulo, where life can be quite frenetic, there's [...]
Tags: Prayer, Presence of God, Brasil