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Pope Francis: “God does not need our prayer to discover what we need”

Video. (Rome Reports).During the Angelus, Pope Francis turned his attention on Jesus’ teaching on prayer, from the day’s Gospel. POPE FRANCIS "The gift of the Holy Spirit helps us to live well, to live with wisdom and love, doing the will of God. "What a beautiful prayer [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, The Will of God, Love, Rome
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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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Blessed Alvaro del Portillo talking about Saint Josemaria

In 1992 Blessed Alvaro gave a long interview to Cesare Cavalleri, which was published in book form with the title Immersed in God. In it, the new Blessed, who had lived with St Josemaria for more than forty years, told many personal memories. The following are [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Love of God, Generosity, Ordinary life, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva, calling
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Is holiness for me?

He chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him… in love. St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 1:4-5. All for love All for Love! This is the way of holiness, the way of happiness. Face up to [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Holiness, Unity of life, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva
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Jerusalem: The Via Dolorosa (2): Calvary

Download pdf. The Ninth Station of the Via Dolorosa left us very close to Calvary. So far we have been following Jesus as he carries his Cross, along the route traced out by tradition and popular Christian piety. Now we come to the actual place that [...]
Tags: Self-denial, Cross, Following Christ, The Way of the Cross, The Will of God, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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Anniversary of St Josemaria’s ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to. José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling
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Heaven, Death, Purgatory… What are the Last Things?

In Catholic tradition the “Last Things” are the things that man will encounter at the end of his life on earth: death, judgement, and his eternal destiny in heaven or hell. The Church focuses on them particularly in November each year. Her liturgy invites Christians [...]
Tags: Heaven, Hope, Death, The Will of God, happiness, Year of Faith, Purgatory, eternity
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Gethsemane: the Agony in the Garden and the Prayer of Jesus

Footprints of our Faith “When God’s appointed time comes to save mankind from the slavery of sin, we contemplate Jesus Christ in Gethsemani, suffering in agony to the point of sweating blood (cf. Lk 22:44). He spontaneously and unconditionally accepts the sacrifice which the Father is [...]
Tags: Faith, Prayer, Following Christ, The Will of God, Holy Week , Year of Faith, In the footprints of our Faith
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When St Joseph Sleeps

Dear sisters and brothers: Recently I saw in a friend’s house a representation of St. Joseph that really made me think. It was a relief from a Baroque Portuguese altarpiece, depicting the night of the escape into Egypt. You see an open tent with an angel [...]
Tags: St Joseph, Interior life, The Will of God, Pope Benedict XVI
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Interactive timeline

From the time when this website about St Josemaria Escriva started in 2003, up to the present, thousands of messages have been received testifying to the universal spread of his message, the fruitfulness of his life, and the confidence with which people ask for his [...]
Tags: History, Opus Dei, The Will of God