A student asks if praying when you don't feel like it, is a bit hypocritical.
Father, I'm a student, and people in my class often say that you should only go to Mass and pray, when you feel like it, because doing things when you don't [...]
In 1971, St Josemaria decided to consecrate Opus Dei to the Holy Spirit, thinking of how much the Church needed all her members to be holy.
He himself composed the prayer of consecration, which is renewed in all Opus Dei centers every year, on the [...]
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The Novena to the Holy Spirit is a long-standing custom through which the Church encourages the faithful to prepare for the descent of the Holy Spirit in the best possible way.
Some prayers to the Holy Spirit, in preparation for Pentecost, are downloadable here in pdf [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Prayer, God
May 9, 2012. (Romereports.com) With roughly 10,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope spoke about how through the power of prayer, early Christians helped St. Peter in his release from prison.
“Peter was sleeping, a sign of his surrender to the Lord [...]
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Our Lord wants us each to speak with him, to talk to him directly. He doesn't want anonymous prayer, but for you, and you, you, and me to talk to him about our concerns and to listen to his response. How shall we talk to [...]
Romereports.com In our own daily lives and decisions, may we always draw fresh spiritual breath from the two lungs of prayer and the word of God; in this way, we will respond to every challenge and situation with wisdom, understanding and fidelity to God’s will", [...]
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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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"Christians today are called to bear witness to the power of prayer prayer, to our world that is often closed the Divine horizon and to the hope that leads to an encounter with God."
These were just some of the words of Pope Benedict XVI [...]
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Many times a day
Get used to lifting your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because he gives you this and that. Because you have been despised. Because you haven't what you need or because you have.
Because he made his [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Optimism, Prayer, Presence of God
The primacy of prayer over action
“Of maximum usefulness in the Church of Jesus are not the so-called practical men nor even the pure proponents of theories, but the true contemplatives,” wrote Josemaria Escriva’s first successor, Monsignor Alvaro del Portillo , in the pages of the [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Contemplation, Javier Echevarria, Prayer