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Pope explains how prayer can help people overcome their weaknesses

May 16, 2012. (Romereports.com) During Wednesday's general audience, the Pope began a new chapter on catechesis. With roughly 11,000 people in St. Peter's Square, the Pope talked about St. Paul and his strong connection with prayer and the Holy Spirit. “For Paul, prayer is above [...]
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St Josemaria and parents

Msgr Jaime Fuentes was born in Montevideo, took a degree in journalism, and did a doctorate in theology. He moved to Rome in 1967 where he worked with St Josemaria. He is the Bishop of Minas, Uruguay. Although you may not think so, we actually owe [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Vocation, family, Father

10 Questions About Marriage

St Josemaria answers ten questions about love, marriage, engagement, faithfulness, raising children, the main values in achieving a united family, what happens when a couple can’t have children… 1- What are the most important values in Christian marriage? 2- Father, what is your advice for a [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Love, family, engagement, Conversations with Msgr. Escrivá de Balaguer

Anniversary of Saint Josemaria's birthday

Where and when was St Josemaria born? What were his other names? When was he baptized? Who where his parents? What did Saint Josemaria say about them? What kind of childood did Josemaria have? Was his family well off or short of money? Questions and [...]
Tags: Barbastro, The Escriva family, family

Jesus shows us perfectly how to pray as children

"Christians today are called to bear witness to the power of prayer prayer, to our world that is often closed the Divine horizon and to the hope that leads to an encounter with God." These were just some of the words of Pope Benedict XVI [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Prayer, Pope Benedict XVI, family

How to make an Advent Wreath

Instructions for making a simple Advent Wreath, to help the family prepare for Christmas. 1. Make a firm circular base. 2. It can be made out of newspaper wound round with broad ribbon or tape. 3. Bend a pine branch into a circle the same size as or [...]
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When love is strengthened

"My parents really loved each other," recalled St Josemaria, "and they suffered a lot, but they never failed to smile." In this article, Bishop Javier Echevarria talks about the love of married people in the teachings of St Josemaria. The family is a school of love, [...]
Tags: Javier Echevarria, Marriage, Love, family

Love, time, and everything

Doris Cerna Peruvian, Immigrant and Child Care Provider Doris Cerna moved to the United States from Peru with her husband and two small boys in december of 1990. She has been a supernumerary member of Opus Dei since 1985. She met Opus Dei through her [...]
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How can we endure suffering with joy?

Rodolfo and Lucia suffered the loss of their small son. How can people see God’s hand in events like that? St Josemaria replies to someone in a similar situation, who asked him how to bear suffering with joy.
Tags: Abandonment to God, Cross, Suffering, Children, Death, family

A dilemma we all face

Father, some of us find, at the end of the afternoon, that we feel we ought to keep on working, to make the most of the calmest time of the day, and also that we ought to go home and spend time with our kids, [...]
Tags: Education, Family and work, family