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Pope explains why the Church is our Mother

Video. (Rome Reports).In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis described the Church as a mother who accompanies and defends her children. He also added that the maternal dimension of the Church comes for Her capacity to welcome and to forgive. As the Pope led his general [...]
Tags: Church, Peace, Sacraments, Love, Heart, Rome, Forgiveness, Communion of saints, Pope Francis
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Thomas, USA

Thomas, 21, lives in Tampa, Florida. He is studying history and literature at Harvard and this year is working for a Real Estate firm. “God keeps me grounded.” What is the meaning of life for you? To enrich the world around me and to leave the world [...]
Tags: Friendship, Youth, Sacraments, June 26, US, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world
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What is Marriage?

“When a man and woman celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony God as it were is ‘mirrored’ in them; he impresses in them his own features and the indelible character of his love.” Pope Francis, Audience, April 2, 2014. 1. What is marriage? The vocation to marriage is [...]
Tags: Generosity, Children, Church, Marriage, Responsibility, Sacraments, Love, happiness
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How can I receive Jesus well in Holy Communion?

“Dear friends, we won’t ever thank the Lord enough for the gift he has given us in the Eucharist! It is a very great gift and that is why it is so important to go to Mass on Sunday. Go to Mass not just to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Eucharist, Jesus Christ, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Holy Mass
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Palm Sunday

Download "Interior struggle", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Palm Sunday, from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. Like every Christian celebration, today's is one of peace. The palm branches, with their ancient symbolism, recall a scene of the book [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Sacraments, Interior life, Holy Week , Homily, Josemaria Escriva
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A place of sanctification

On March 28, in the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican, Pope Francis received 600 participants in the annual course of the internal forum organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. For the past 25 years this dicastery has offered this course to deacons and newly ordained [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Holy Spirit, Sacraments, Holiness, Love, Pope Benedict XVI, Josemaria Escriva, mercy
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Pope Francis ends catechesis on the Sacraments with focus on marriage

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis ended his catechesis on the Sacraments with a special focus on marriage. The Pope explained that man and woman were made in God's image. For that reason, he said, they are called to leave their parents and live out God's [...]
Tags: Marriage, Sacraments, Rome, Pope Francis
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Short Guide for Confession Application

St Josemaria Institute has developed a short Guide for Confession App for iPhone and iPad (ConfessGuide) to help prepare and make a good confession. 

 The Short Guide for Confession provides clear instructions about what to do before, during, and after Confession. It also includes [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Sacraments, Love, Forgiveness, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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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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Pope Francis explains the Anointing of the Sick during General Audience

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis explained the meaning behind the Anointing of the Sick, which "expresses God’s merciful presence to the sick, the suffering and the aged.” The Pope added that this sacraments allows the Church be close to those who suffer, and that it shows [...]
Tags: Sickness, Sacraments, Rome, Pope Francis