Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2016

In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy”.
Read the full message here. Tags: Conversion, Love, God, Pope Francis, mercy

The Tweetable Saint

We offer excerpts from an article published by Real Clear Religion entitled "The Tweetable Saint". Tags: The Way, Opus Dei, US, Josemaria Escriva, twitter

Jubilee of Mercy

From December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016 the Church is celebrating a Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Pope hopes that, in the Year of Mercy, “all of us may rediscover the joy of God’s tenderness”. Tags: Church

Have Recourse to Divine Mercy

Have recourse to divine mercy: this is one of the things that the Prelate of Opus Dei suggests in the Pastoral Letter he has written about the Year of Mercy. Download the text of the letter Tags: Opus Dei prelate

Music for Christmas

Pieces of sacred and classical music in Mp3 performed by teachers and students of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music of Rome: Puer natus, Adeste fideles, Vom Himmel Hoch, La Nit de Nadal, and other Tags: Christmas, mp3

Pope to Central African Republic youths: Love your enemies and you will be victorious

Video (Rome Reports).Following Mass at the Cathedral of Bangui, Pope Francis presided over a vigil prayer with youths from the Central African Republic. One of them explained to the Pope their principal difficulties: access to education, unemployment, violence, and the failure to attain peace. He told him that many young people dream of leaving to find a better future. Then he asked the Pope a direct question. Tags: Peace, Africa

The Family Impact

"The Family Impact" is the topic chosen for the UNIV Congress 2016, a congress that meets in Rome and brings together university students from around the world. It was inspired by St Josemaría. Tags: Citizenship, Solidarity, University, family, Josemaria Escriva

Novena for the family to St Josemaria

Pope Francis asked the pilgrims not to forget to pray for the Synod on the Family. The Novena for Families to St Josemaria can help to follow the Pope's invitation and pray for all families around the world. Tags: Marriage, family, novena

Let Us Pray for the Upcoming Synod

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will begin on October 4th, 2015, on the topic "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world." We offer here the prayer that the Pope has proposed we pray to prepare it. Tags: Church, Marriage, Prayer, Pope, prayer-card, family, Pope Francis

Pope Asks Faithful to Shelter Refuge Families

During his Angelus prayer this past Sunday, Pope Francis called on Europe to take bold steps in the face of a burgeoning refugee crisis, asking that, "every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every shrine of Europe welcome one family.” Helping the refugees is a moral imperative, he explained. Tags: Angelus, Persecuted Christians

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: Youth, Pope, Love, family, US, media, Facebook, twitter, Pope Francis

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

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

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

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