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Pope thanks missionaries during Sunday's Angelus

October 21, 2013. (Romereports.com) To highlight World Mission Day, during Sunday's Angelus, Pope Francis talked the work and legacy of Afra Martinelli. The 78 year old Italian woman was killed in Nigeria a few weeks ago, after working as a missionary for more than [...]
Tags: Gospel, Prayer, Mission, Nigeria, Pope Francis
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Gethsemane: the Agony in the Garden and the Prayer of Jesus

Footprints of our Faith “When God’s appointed time comes to save mankind from the slavery of sin, we contemplate Jesus Christ in Gethsemani, suffering in agony to the point of sweating blood (cf. Lk 22:44). He spontaneously and unconditionally accepts the sacrifice which the Father is [...]
Tags: Faith, Prayer, Following Christ, The Will of God, Holy Week , Year of Faith, In the footprints of our Faith
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Homily of John Paul II in the Canonization of St Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer

1. "All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. With docility he [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Vocation
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Sharing in the poverty of Jesus

October 4 is the feast of St Francis of Assisi, a good opportunity to medítate on the eminently Christian virtue of poverty. Aren’t you glad to feel the poverty of Jesus so close to you? How splendid it is to be lacking even what is necessary! [...]
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Tell him, when you are alone, that you love him

Rest in divine filiation. God is a Father – your Father! – full of warmth and infinite love. Call him Father frequently and tell him, when you are alone, that you love him – that you love him very much! – and that you feel [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Divine sonship, Prayer, Love, trust
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What can I do for peace?

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount, Mt 5: 1-12) How about you? What are you doing? The Lord wants his children in all the honest pathways of this earth, [...]
Tags: Charity, Understanding, Suffering, Prayer, Peace
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Our Lady, Queen of Heaven

“Thou art all fair and in thee there is no stain. Thou art a garden enclosed, my sister, Spouse, an enclosed garden, a sealed fountain. Veni: coronaberis. Come: thou shalt be crowned” (Song 4:7, 12 and 8). If you and I had had the power, [...]
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Committed

Committed to God Committed! How much I like that word! We children of God freely put ourselves under an obligation to live a life of dedication to God, striving that He may have complete and absolute sovereignty over our lives. The Forge, no. 855 You told me that [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Generosity, Prayer
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Children´s prayers

When Josemaría was very little, his parents and grandparents taught him short, simple prayers to say during the day. Saint Josemaria never forgot them. He went on saying them for the rest of his life. By saying these prayers, he learned to talk to Jesus, Mary [...]
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Who is the Holy Spirit?

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