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Visit Rome, following the footsteps of St Josemaría

St Josemaria is a good guide to the many places in Rome that he himself visited to draw faith from the witness of the early Christians. This collection reveals the main traces of the history of the Catholic Church that are to be found in [...]
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Year of Faith: Opus Dei Prelate recommends speaking of God with joy

November 1, 2012. (Romereports.com) As the Year of Faith is celebrated, the main question is: how can one fully take advantage of it? The Prelate of the Opus Dei has written a pastoral letter with a few recommendations. It includes following the example of the [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Doctrine, Javier Echevarria, Early Christians, Holiness, Evangelization, Year of Faith
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Christopher Columbus and Escriva

Josemaria and his first followers remind me of the conquistadors. They were young; they were enthusiastic, fresh, tireless, and enamored of spiritual adventure. Eager for a voyage of discovery, they gathered around a leader they called simply "the Father". There would be dangers in the [...]
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Early Christians

All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren… And they devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… The company of those [...]
Tags: Charity, Church, Early Christians, Unity, Vocation
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Opus Dei: Seeking Holiness in Daily Life

Your institution has as its aim the sanctification of one's life, while remaining within the world at one's place of work and profession: to live the Gospel in the world... This is truly a great ideal. Pope John Paul II Heaven and earth seem to merge, [...]
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"Light, Salt, and Leaven": Lay people's role in the Church's mission

The early Christians, who had lived with Jesus and the Apostles or belonged to the next generation, were very conscious that their mission was to fill everything that they did with faith. In Tertullian’s words, “What the soul is in the body, that the Christians [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Apostolate, Citizenship, Presence of God, Early Christians, Work, Unity of life
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The Catacombs of St Callixtus

The Catacombs of St Callixtus The persecution ordered by the Emperor Nero in 64 AD resulted in the martyrdom of a large number of Christians. It was a hard trial for the young Church at Rome, which from that point on also had to undergo [...]
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The memory of St Paul

The memory of St Paul Among the first Christians at Rome were disciples of St Paul, as is evident from the long list of greetings at the end of the Letter to the Romans. On the Aventine Hill in Rome lived Aquila and Prisca or Priscilla, [...]
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The Via Appia

The Via Appia In the year 312 B.C. the Senator Appius Claudius was appointed Censor of the Republic of Rome. During his term of office he undertook many major reforms and public works, but history remembers him principally for the construction of the road that [...]
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The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum In the time of the Emperors, after a long period of peace and prosperity, the population of Rome had reached the impressive figure of one million people. A tiny minority of these lived in tranquil, spacious villas, while the most of the [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Citizenship, Places in Rome, Early Christians