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Mercy and almsgiving

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 9, he reminded us that “an essential aspect of mercy is almsgiving”. Below are added some passages from St Josemaria’s writings that may help pray about this subject. Condensed from Pope Francis’ [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Jesus Christ, Poverty, Service, mercy

Other people and me

Our Lord says: ‘I give you a new commandment: Love one another. By this love everyone will know that you are my disciples’. And Saint Paul: ‘Carry each other’s troubles and you fulfil the law of Christ’. I have nothing to add. The Way, 385 How very insistent the [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Generosity, Rectitude of intention, Love

God’s Mercy

How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost! Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. Christ, who told us to forgive one another “seventy times [...]
Tags: Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist, Gospel, Generosity, mercy


Committed to God Committed! How much I like that word! We children of God freely put ourselves under an obligation to live a life of dedication to God, striving that He may have complete and absolute sovereignty over our lives. The Forge, no. 855 You told me that [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Generosity, Prayer

Almsgiving or how to to lend a hand

Didn’t you see the light in Jesus’ eyes as the poor widow left her little alms in the temple? Give him what you can: the merit is not in whether it is big or small, but in the intention with which you give it. The [...]
Tags: Charity, Generosity, Lent

5th Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist

And when the hour had come, he reclined at table, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said to them, ‘I have greatly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you that I will eat of it [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Generosity, Grace, Sacraments, Holy Rosary

The secret of married happiness

Children and family life When I think of Christian homes, I like to imagine them as being full of the light and joy that were in the home of the Holy Family. The message of Christmas is heard in all its forcefulness: “Glory to God in [...]
Tags: Understanding, Education, Family and work, Generosity, Children, Freedom, Marriage


You are so young! To me you are like a ship setting out on its voyage. If that slight deviation of today is left uncorrected, you will never reach port in the end. The Way, 248 God’s Call How frankly you laughed when I advised you to [...]
Tags: Joy, Study, Generosity, Youth, Responsibility

Footprints in the Snow

It may seem surprising that a little thing like some footprints in the snow was enough to make a teenager take the great decision to give his life to God. But that is the language God often uses to call people, and that is how [...]
Tags: Generosity, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Vocation