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Let Us Pray for the Upcoming Synod

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will begin on October 4th, 2015, on the topic "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world." In his Wednesday audience of March 25th earlier this year, Pope Francis [...]
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Bring Everywhere the Atmosphere of Nazareth

Download pdf. My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me! The beginning of May, especially dedicated to our Lady in many countries, reminds us that we have to bring everywhere the atmosphere of Nazareth, the virtues and ways of acting of the [...]
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24 Hours for the Lord

In his 2015 Lenten Message, Pope Francis asks the faithful to take part in the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, on 13-14 March, in order to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center of the Church's mission for the new evangelization. Pope Francis [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Following Christ, Lent, Penance, Forgiveness, mercy

You See Me, You Hear Me

By St. Josemaria Institute In the Preface to his book “You See Me, You Hear Me”, Fr. Michael Giesler writes: “What an amazing and consoling statement—to think that the infinite God, who made all things and sustains all things, deeply desires that we speak with him [...]
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New version of the Novenas to St. Josemaria

We offer a downloadable pdf version of the Novena for the Family, the Novena for Work and the Novena for the Sick, to St. Josemaria, prepared in Canada. These new versions, in an attractive new design, are based on the original texts by Fr. Francisco Faus, [...]
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Pope: Stop the war, enough is enough!

Video. (Rome Reports) As the conflict continues in Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza strip, the Pope made an urgent appeal for peace during the Sunday Angelus, calling for leaders to stop the violence and work towards peace. "Today, my thoughts turn to three areas in [...]
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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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St Josemaria prayer-cards in more languages

Chinese is spoken by nearly 1400 million people worldwide. Now the prayer-card of St Josemaria is available in Chinese. It is also available on this website in pdf format in Thai, Vietnamese, Arab, Bulgarian and Armenian, and other languages. “When the Lord calls me and [...]
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To launch out into great undertakings

Fr Cesar Ortiz-Echague was born in Madrid in 1927. He started work as an architect in 1952. He had met St Josemaria in January 1945, and in October of that same year he asked to be admitted to Opus Dei. As from 1959, he provided [...]
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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