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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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My Family Helps Me with Everything

Video. In this clip from The Homemakers Project Xavi, 19, explains how he finds pleasure in the littlest things and focuses on his whole family. He is the youngest of a family of nine children and is in the first year of a medical degree at [...]
Tags: Friendship, Sickness, Love, family, happiness
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Saint Josemaria and Our Lady of Montserrat

St Josemaria had a lot of devotion to Our Lady of Montserrat. Records exist of frequent visits made by him to the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat in Barcelona, Spain, during the 1940s, especially towards the end of 1946, the year when he moved [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Alvaro del Portillo, Sickness, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva
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Pope Francis calls on governments to take action against human trafficking

Video. (Rome Reports) Following his weekly Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis discussed human trafficking, as it was the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, the liturgical memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese sister who, as a child, was herself [...]
Tags: Sickness, Dignity, Pope Francis
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The O'Bar Family: Happiness Amid Suffering

"You gotta have barbecue in Texas," proclaims Houston native Vince O'Bar, as he deftly arranges hamburgers over a hot fire in his backyard. He is a man who enjoys fishing with his sons, playing basketball with the guys, and drinking a cold beer on a [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Children, Marriage, family, happiness, St Josemaria Institute
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Novena for the Sick

Ever since St Josemaria died on June 26, 1975, hundreds of people have written about favors they have received through his intercession: material help, conversions, firm decisions to return to the practice of the Faith, and also the healing of people who were sick. The [...]
Tags: Sickness, Devotion, novena
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Pope Francis sends message for 2015 World Day of the Sick

Pope Francis has issued a powerful message for the World Day of the Sick, which takes place on February 11th. The Pope thanked those who care for the sick, adding that time spent with the ill, is sacred. He also calls for Catholics to embrace [...]
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Embraced in Her Suffering: A Reflection on Our Lady of Lourdes

"It was on Calvary that Christ, her most blessed Son and our brother, gave her to us as our mother, when he said to St John: 'Behold your mother.' And we received her, along with the beloved disciple, in that moment of supreme grief. The [...]
Tags: Joy, Suffering, Sickness, Generosity, Our Lady, St Josemaria Institute
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A sick child

Video. (Digito Identidad). St Josemaría teaches that we must see the redemptive value of suffering, as shown in the DVD “Take a chance on happiness”. This video has been released containing very practical teachings of St Josemaría Escrivá on marriage and parenting which can help [...]
Tags: Sickness, Hope, Marriage, family, happiness
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New version of the Novenas to St. Josemaria

We offer a downloadable pdf version of the Novena for the Family, the Novena for Work and the Novena for the Sick, to St. Josemaria, prepared in Canada. These new versions, in an attractive new design, are based on the original texts by Fr. Francisco Faus, [...]
Tags: Sickness, Marriage, Prayer, Work, family