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Audience with Pope Francis

About 15,000 people out of those who came to Rome to celebrate the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo attended of the papal audience with Pope Francis this morning. The beatification took place in Madrid on 27 September. By attending the audience, these faithful wanted to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Alvaro del Portillo, Church, family, Beatification
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Pope Francis speaks on the gifts of the Spirit at general audience

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis explained what charisms are at today's general audience. He said they are graces that God grants to Christians so they can pass along to others. The Pope added that the diversity of charisms within the Church shouldn't "become a source [...]
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He knew how to serve people in different circumstances

Video. In this interview with EWTN, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the Prelate of Opus Dei, reflects on the life of Alvaro del Portillo, who was beatified in Madrid on Sept. 27.
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Contemplating Don Alvaro's holy life, we discover our Lord’s guiding hand

“This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you”: “ut diligátis ínvicem, sicut diléxi vos” (Jn 15:12). Dear brothers and sisters, these words of the Gospel echo today in my heart with new joy at the thought that the mass of people gathered [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Javier Echevarria, family, Beatification, Homily
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Pope Francis: Blessed Alvaro loved and served the Church with a heart devoid of any worldly interest

Madrid, 27 September: The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place this morning before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate of Pope Francis, Cardinal Angelo Amato, who was [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Humility, Church, Sacraments, Holiness, Beatification
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Pope explains the meaning behind 'Catholic and Apostolic' Church

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis led his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. In his catechesis, he explained that the Church is Catholic because it's universal. He also focused on what exactly gives the Church an Apostolic spirit. SUMMARY OF POPE'S CATECHESIS IN ENGLISH Dear [...]
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People from 80 different nationalities expected in Madrid

The future blessed was the first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer at the head of Opus Dei. People from 80 different nationalities have confirmed their attendance in Valdebebas (Madrid) at the beatification on Saturday 27 September of Alvaro del Portillo. The ceremony will take [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Charity, Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Solidarity, Our Lady of Peace, Beatification
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Pope Francis explains why the Church is merciful

Video. (Rome Reports) During this week's General Audience, Pope Francis compared the Church to "a Mother that teaches Christians the works of mercy.” The Pope explained that the Church teaches by example to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. SUMMARY OF THE POPE'S CATECHESIS IN [...]
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Pope explains why the Church is our Mother

Video. (Rome Reports).In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis described the Church as a mother who accompanies and defends her children. He also added that the maternal dimension of the Church comes for Her capacity to welcome and to forgive. As the Pope led his general [...]
Tags: Church, Peace, Sacraments, Love, Heart, Rome, Forgiveness, Communion of saints, Pope Francis
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The Church is our Mother

“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with [...]
Tags: Church, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Pope, Love, Communion of saints