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The Second Sorrow: the Flight into Egypt

Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the [...]
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Our Lady´s sorrows

The First Sorrow: Simeon’s Prophecy And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the [...]
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The meaning of suffering

I will tell you which are man’s treasures on earth so that you will appreciate them: hunger, thirst, heat, cold, pain, dishonour, poverty, loneliness, betrayal, slander, prison... The Way, 194 One definitive answer Faced with the weight of all this, a Christian can find only one genuine answer, [...]
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A Christian Family

St Josemaria recalled gratefully how his parents introduced him step by step to the Christian way of life. Little Josemaría was only two years old when he got sick, so seriously sick that the doctor expected him to die. Around him, the Escrivá household fell [...]
Tags: Barbastro, Suffering, Education, The Escriva family, Marriage
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S is for Suffering

In Congo, there is a hereditary blood disease that affects close to 2% of newborn babies, which is called Drepanocytic Anemia or Sickle Cell Anemia (SSA). This disease is characterized principally by bouts of pain, severe anemia and serious infections, and has a very high [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Eucharist, Jesus Christ, Solidarity
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Children. The Sick.

“Children. The Sick. As you write these words, don’t you feel tempted to use capitals? The reason is that in children and in the sick, a soul in love sees Him.” St Josemaria wrote these words seventy-five years ago, on March 11, 1932, and they [...]
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The Experience of Suffering

Saint Josemaría Escrivá’s experience of suffering in his own family was a very practical way of attaining the maturity that others reach only after many years. Even though pain is one of the most common experiences in life, it always surprises and it continually requires us [...]
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Suffering, a divine subject of study

St Josemaria underwent several serious illnesses in the course of his life, and so he was able to speak of pain and suffering out of his personal experience, to encourage and console the afflicted, and help them to take a positive view of sickness and [...]
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Jolly Good Saint

The creeping tentacles of secularism and paganism or the unbridled worship of the things of this world keep growing, without us being aware of it. This spiritual crisis and what the world needs now was foreseen by a Saint whose footsteps trod this earth for seventy [...]
Tags: Understanding, Suffering, Faith, Plan of life, The Way of the Cross, The Will of God