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AUG
12

Parents, Educate Your Children for Love

In the context of the Marian year for the family being observed in Opus Dei, the Prelate reflects on parents' central role in guiding their children along the paths of love. Tags: Children, Marriage, Vocation, Love, family, engagement, calling, letter from the Prelate
AUG
11

Pope Francis: The best way to win a war is to not fight one

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis recalled the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He explained that these acts still cause horror and devastation today, and that they should continue to serve as a warning to the world. Tags: Hope, Peace, Japan, El Salvador, Pope Francis
JUL
23

The Church is Like a Basketball Team?

"The favorite sport of most Filipinos is basketball; whether local (PBA) or American (NBA). For each team, though composed of about ten members, only five are playing in the court. And each player has a role or function. The team will likely win if they play their roles well. But if any player doesn’t do his role or function, the team will likely lose," said Bishop Francisco de Leon, Manila (Philipines), on the liturgical feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. We offer some excerpts of the homily. Tags: Apostolate, Holiness, June 26, Philippines
JUL
16

The Saints Change the Course of History

On St Josemaría's feast, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston noted that "St. Josemaría left everything, casting aside fear and followed God's plan." We offer some excerpts of the homily given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Tags: The Way, Faith, Divine sonship, Grace, Church, Holiness, Work, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation, Evangelization, US, Josemaria Escriva
JUL
9

Parents are an Open Book for their Children

In his July letter, the Prelate of Opus Dei reminds us that the first responsibility for educating children in the faith always lies with parents and asks for our redoubled prayer for the upcoming Synod on the Family. Tags: Church, Javier Echevarria, Unity of life, Consistency, family, happiness
JUL
9

St Josemaria's Feast Celebrated in India

Over this past June 26th and 27th, the feast of St. Josemaria was celebrated in Rourkela, Odisha India, in a very special fasion. We share some photos and a report from those who who took part in the festivities there. Tags: Education, Children, Youth, Piety, Priesthood, Sacraments, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, school, Holy Communion, prayer-card, family, diocesan priests, Holy Mass, Pictures and statues of St Josemaria Escriva, India, Josemaria Escriva
JUL
1

A New Biography of St Josemaría

To the Ends of the Earth, by William Keenan, is the final volume of a compelling biography of St Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei. Tags: books, Josemaria Escriva
JUL
1

Feast of St Josemaria in Greece

June 27, 2015, the Mass for the feast of St Josemaria was celebrated for the first time in Greece, in St Paul’s Church, Kokinakki Street, Athens. Families came for the Mass from different parts of the country including the Peloponnese and Thessaloniki. Tags: June 26, Josemaria Escriva
JUN
19

LAUDATO SI’ – On Care For Our Common Home

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping our relationships with God, with our neighbours and with the natural world, he says, can we hope to tackle the threats facing our planet today. Download pdf. Tags: development, Dignity, lay mentality, Ecology
JUN
10

Masses Around the World on the Occasion of the Feast of St Josemaría Escriva

June 26th is the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. This year marks the 40th anniversary of St Josemaria's death in Rome on June 26, 1975. Here there's a map with the information about the masses around the world. Tags: June 26, Josemaria Escriva
JUN
5

Find the Love of God in the Walls of your Home

The Prelate of Opus Dei this month continues his reflections on the family. "The earthly journey of Saint Josemaría is filled with his loving teaching that we need to spread constantly the holy atmosphere of the home at Nazareth." Tags: Joy, Opus Dei prelate, Holy Family, Love, family, Josemaria Escriva, Administration, home-making
MAY
19

Bishop Romero was a Man of God

Msgr. Joaquin Alonso recalls a meeting in Rome in 1974 between Archbishop Oscar Romero and Saint Josemaria, which gave him the opportunity to get to know the future Blessed quite well. Tags: Faith, Church, Pope Paul VI, Josemaria Escriva, El Salvador, Oscar Romero
MAY
11

The Entire Church Rejoices with your Priestly Ordination

On May 9, in Rome, Bishop Javier Echevarría conferred priestly ordination on 32 faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei. The ceremony took place in the basilica of San Eugenio. The new priests come from 14 countries. Tags: Love of God, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Sacraments, Vocation, Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei members
MAY
11

Pope Francis pays tribute to mothers

Video. (Rome Reports). Despite high temperatures, thousands of pilgrims stood in the sun to pray the Regina Coeli with Pope Francis. The Pope discussed the Last Supper and the love that Jesus Christ has taught Christians. Tags: Love of God, Pope Francis
MAY
6

Bring Everywhere the Atmosphere of Nazareth

Bishop Javier Echevarría advises, in his monthly letter, that we "have recourse to prayer, to mend even the smallest fissure among the members in our family." Tags: Prayer, Opus Dei prelate, Holy Family, Our Lady, family