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Pope Francis prayed for suffering families during the Angelus

(romereports.com) During the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis spoke about the state of world families, and invited all pilgrims to pray, especially for the families going through though times.
Tags: Our Lady, family, Angelus, Pope Francis

Pope's Marian Day Mass: Families need to learn how to say 'thank you' and 'I'm sorry'

(romereports.com) More than 100,000 pilgrims filled St. Peter Square on Sunday as the Pope entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Reflecting on the faith of Our Lady, the Pope urged Christians to reject the short-term culture that has taken over marriage and [...]
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New downloads

The Novena for the Sick, the Novena for the Family, and the Novena for Work to St Josemaria can now be downloaded in epub format and for Kindle, as well as pdf. The person who composed the three novenas, Fr Francisco Faus, explained: “What moved [...]
Tags: Work, family, novena, sick, Download

Children and Freedom

Friends with your children The parents are the first people responsible for the education of their children, in human as well as in spiritual matters. They should be conscious of the extent of their responsibility. To fulfil it, they need prudence, understanding, a capacity to love [...]
Tags: Education, Children, Freedom, Marriage, family

"Take a Chance on Happiness": reflections on marriage and parenting from St Josemaria Escriva

Programme contains practical reflections on marriage and parenting from St Josemaria Escriva and from British and Irish couples. "Take a chance on happiness" alternates images from the preaching of St Josemaría with testimonies of couples in England, Scotland and Ireland who talk about their challenges in [...]
Tags: Marriage, Upbringing, family, Ireland, UK


Video. Every year, on the feast-day of Mrs Dolores Escrivá, Saint Josemaría's mother, the whole family waited in joyous anticipation for the dessert they always had that day: ... crespillos! The recipe for crespillos is one you can make for your family. It's easy and [...]
Tags: family, Lent, Holy Week

From the Fast Lane to the Right Lane

“If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For he who would save his life shall lose it; but he who loses his life for my sake shall find it. For what does it profit [...]
Tags: The Way, Conversion, family, Friends of God, writings of the founder of Opus Dei

Consecration to the Holy Family

St Josemaria and parents The saying “God writes straight with crooked lines” was one that St Josemaria had engraved on his heart, as a result of painful personal experiences. It expressed the fact that God’s way of reasoning is sometimes very different from our own. [...]
Tags: Holy Family, Vocation, family, Josemaria Escriva, Consecrations of Opus Dei

The Family: Work and Celebration

The Seventh World Meeting of Families will take place from May 30 to June 3 in Milan, Italy. The theme for the meeting is “The Family: Work and Celebration” . This is because the question of how to achieve a work-life balance [...]
Tags: rest, Family and work, Work, family

Booklist about marriage and the family

A list of books, ranging from short booklets to long treatises, both theological and practical, on marriage and the family from the Christian perspective. Enormously helpful resources for married people, those preparing for marriage, and anyone involved in guidance and counselling. BENNETT, Art and Laraine: [...]
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