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My Heart Was Asking For Something Great... and It Was Love

Video. It is 90 years since St Josemaria, having made the decision to become a priest, was ordained on March 28, 1925. This video includes clips of St Josemaria talking about his vocation to the priesthood. “Before God, I'm like a little donkey, pulling the cart. [...]
Tags: Priesthood, Service, Vocation, Heart, 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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The Way made a deeply impression in my life

"The Way, that book, made a deep impression on my life. It’s one of the few books that I read from beginning to end without leaving it, except for the meals. I read it through, all through. And I wondered, who is this man who [...]
Tags: The Way, Priesthood, Kenya, Josemaria Escriva
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Pope reflects on the spiritual qualities ordained ministers should have

Video. (Rome Reports).In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church. He explained that the best way for ordained ministers to transmit the Gospel is through kindness, gentleness, patience, prudence and attention towards others. He also added that they should steer [...]
Tags: Gospel, Church, Priesthood, Rome, Pope Francis
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St. Josemaria Escriva's impact

Video.(Catholic News Services) "St. Josemaria told me, love your family very much". James Socias, now a priest, recalls the counsel he received from Saint Josemaria after joining Opus Dei. He was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1939. He received a doctorate in naval engineering from the [...]
Tags: Charity, Priesthood, Vocation, family
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So that other people won't worry

Video. Fr Ernesto Garcia lived in Rome for several years with St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei. He tells how St Josemaria was concerned when he saw him looking tired, and recommended him not only to rest, but to look cheerful, "so that other people [...]
Tags: cheerfulness, Priesthood, family, Father, Josemaria Escriva
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Pope Francis asks Catholics to 'bother your pastors'

Video. Rome Reports. Thousands of pilgrims joined Pope Francis for the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday. On the feast day of the Good Shepherd, the Pope recalled that although many people call themselves "shepherds,” only the "Risen Christ is the true Shepherd.” He asked all Catholics [...]
Tags: Grace, Church, Priesthood, Vocation, diocesan priests, Pope Francis, mercy
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An exhibition on Africa created by Harambee

Video. Rome Reports. Promoting social programs in Africa, is one of the goals of Harambee. It's an international NGO, that was inspired by Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. To promote its works and future projects, Rome's [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Charity, Priesthood, Service, Beatification, Harambee
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Pope: Pray for your pastors, so that they don't become mediocre

Video. Rome Reports. The cold and rain weren't an obstacle for the thousands of pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square in his weekly General Audience. Pope Francis couldn't help but notice all the umbrellas covering the square. "I can see that you're brave...under all this [...]
Tags: Priesthood, Sacraments, Pope Francis
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Anniversary of St Josemaria’s ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to. José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling