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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

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

Working with love

Do everything for love You are ambitious: for knowledge, for leadership, for great ventures. Good. Very good. But let it be for Christ, for Love. The Way, no. 24 Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for [...]
Tags: Love of God, Faith, Rectitude of intention, Service, Work, God

Love with Works

Pope Francis in Cuba said that tenderness and affection are revolutionary and that faith is a stimulus that helps to lift people up and build bridges. We offer some quotations from St. Josemaria about charity. On that 16th of February, 1932, while giving Holy Communion to [...]
Tags: Charity, Jesus Christ, Service

Family and work balance

At times, a woman is not sure of having found the place which suits her and to which she is called. Often, if she has a job outside, the demands of the home weigh her down and if she spends all her time with her [...]
Tags: Education, Family and work, Marriage, Order, Service

Women in the life of society?

Monsignor, the presence of women in social life is extending far beyond the sphere of the family, in which they have moved almost exclusively up to now. What do you think about this development? What, in your opinion, are the main characteristics that women have [...]
Tags: Charity, Family and work, Maturity, Marriage, Service, Women

Work in the home

Housework is something of primary importance. Besides, all work can have the same supernatural quality. There are no great or mean tasks. All are great if they are done with love. Those which are considered great become small when the Christian meaning of life is [...]
Tags: Charity, Family and work, Service

Family and work: sharing tasks

The essential equality between men and women demands an understanding of the complementary roles which they play in the Church’s growth and in the progress of society. Not in vain did God make them man and woman. This diversity should be considered not in a [...]
Tags: Education, Family and work, Marriage, Order, Service

2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

Gospel of St. Luke Now in those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town of Juda. And she entered the house of Zachary and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that [...]
Tags: Holy Rosary, Service, Our Lady

The Feast of Christ the King

- DOWNLOAD text: "Christ the King" homily published in Christ is passing by: (PDF) What does He rule? He is our king. He desires ardently to rule our hearts, because we are children of God. But we should not try to imagine a human sort of rule [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Jesus Christ, Service