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Mercy and almsgiving

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 9, he reminded us that “an essential aspect of mercy is almsgiving”. Below are added some passages from St Josemaria’s writings that may help pray about this subject. Condensed from Pope Francis’ [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Jesus Christ, Poverty, Service, mercy
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Mortification done for love

What is mortification? It is a Christian practice that brings us closer to Jesus Christ, who suffered and died on the Cross for love of all men and women. Mortification means making little renunciations, whether internal or external, for love of God, in order to [...]
Tags: Conversion, Suffering, Mortification, Service, Love, God, Penance
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Rohan and Joel, signs of God's mercy for the poor in Mumbai

Mumbai ( AsiaNews) - Rohan Aguiar is a Christian student, in his last year of engineering. At the beginning of Lent he wanted to make a corporal work of mercy, and so he went to the Bhabba hospital in Bandra district of Mumbai, to visit [...]
Tags: Youth, Service, Solidarity, India, sick, mercy
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Pope Francis in Havana: “We do not serve ideas, we serve people”

Video (Rome Reports). Before hundreds of thousands of people and a gigantic image of the Communist revolutionary fighter Che Guevara, Pope Francis delivered a homily that called on people to not forget the most vulnerable in society. "Serving others chiefly means caring for their vulnerability. [...]
Tags: Peace, Service, Dignity, trips, Cuba, Pope Francis
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"Never Stop Working on Making Your Marriage Better"

Emily Marcucci, a Harvard grad from Massachusetts, has been married for 15 years and is mother to 8 children. "I would tell newly married couples to never stop working on making your marriage better and stronger with each passing day… It should be a daily [...]
Tags: Generosity, Children, Marriage, Service, Love, family, engagement, home-making
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What are the Works of Mercy?

Pope Francis has announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy, and asks the faithful to practise the works of mercy during this year. What are they? Download pdf, epub and kindle. “We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, [...]
Tags: Generosity, Church, Responsibility, Service, Love, God, mercy
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Pope: Families Who Care for a Sick Loved One, Show Daily Heroism

Video (Rome Reports). With the summer heat kicking off in Rome, Pope Francis started off his general audience by making a few rounds in St. Peter's Square in the popemobile. He greeted the crowds and blessed several babies along the way. In his catechesis, the [...]
Tags: Love of God, Sickness, Service, family, sick, Pope Francis
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A very special kind of family vacation

“The family is the wellspring of all fraternity, and as such it is the foundation and the first pathway to peace, since, by its vocation, it is meant to spread its love to the world around it” (Pope Francis, Message for the 47th World Day [...]
Tags: Service, Solidarity, Virtues, family, Holy Week
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Pope Francis on Child Abuse: We Must All Work to Ensure that Children are Defended

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis asked the thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Regina Coeli to participate in the Sacraments so that they can remain close to God. He said that it lets people receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and [...]
Tags: Children, Church, Sacraments, Service, Pope Francis
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Incontro Romano Celebrates
25th Anniversary at Eataly

This past Tuesday (31 March 2015), the Incontro Romano celebrated it's 25th international Congress at Rome's Eataly on the theme of "The Power of Service: Empathy and Teamwork". Some 300 girls from all over the globe participated in the conference, some by submitting papers or [...]
Tags: Youth, Service, Holy Week , Administration