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Our Lady´s Nativity

The entrance antiphon at Mass states: Let us celebrate with joyful hearts the birth of the Virgin Mary, of whom was born the Sun of Justice, Christ our Lord. Our mother Our mother is a model of correspondence to grace. If we contemplate her life, our Lord [...]
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From Toxicity to Transcendence: St. Josemaria and Contemplation in the Workplace

I am a physician, not an expert in theology or philosophy, and I never knew St. Josemaria personally. I do, however, consider myself an expert in one thing: stress. Like many of my colleagues, I am a connoisseur of stress. We have an ice-cream shop [...]
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The Passion of Our Lord

An illustrated passage from St Josemaria’s homily “Christ’s death is the Christian’s life”
Tags: Contemplation, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Mortification
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Praying the Rosary

St Josemaria advised people to relate to Our Lady by praying the Rosary as a sign of love.
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God’s Word is a treasure of infinite value

When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live. Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to [...]
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5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the temple

And his parents were wont to go every year to Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. And after they had fulfilled the days, when they [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Holy Family, St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady
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Converting work into prayer

Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ. It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Prayer, Work, Supernatural outlook
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Speaking with God

You write, "To pray is to talk with God. But about what?" About what? About Him, about yourself—joys, sorrows, successes and failures, noble ambitions, daily worries, weaknesses! And acts of thanksgiving and petitions—and Love and reparation. In a word, to get to know him and [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Prayer, Interior life
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What is Holy Week?

Holy Week (Latin: Hebdomas Sancta or Hebdomas Maior, "Greater Week"; Greek: Μεγάλη Ἑβδομάς, Megale Hebdomas) in Christianity is the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. It includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) and Good Friday, and lasts [...]
Tags: Love of God, Contemplation, Cross, Jesus Christ, Holy Week
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His death on the Cross

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Contrition, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Mortification