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The Church is Like a Basketball Team?

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Bishop Francisco de Leon, Manila (Philipines), on the liturgical feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. Read the completed text. All are Called to Holiness I use this analogy of a basketball team for the Church. The Church has members with [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Holiness, June 26, Philippines
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The Saints Change the Course of History

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on the feast of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Read the completed text. Jesus goes into the world of work to call his first [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, Divine sonship, Grace, Church, Holiness, Work, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation, Evangelization, US, Josemaria Escriva
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St. Josemaria Taught Me How to Work with Love

In 1965, Ana Lorente came to Rome to work, at St. Josemaria's request. A nurse by profession, she also specializes in photography. For 10 years she took photos of various activities, encounters and large get-togethers that St. Josemaria had during that time. On June [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Holiness, Work, June 26, Our Lady of Peace, Josemaria Escriva
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St. Josemaria's Impact

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of St. Josemaria's death (June 26th, 1975 - June 26th, 2015) Testimonies from around the world showing the ways in which different people have been inspired to take their Christian faith seriously, thanks to St. Josemaria.
Tags: Holiness, June 26, Josemaria Escriva, saint
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Marriage: a Christian Vocation

Download pdf of the homily "Marriage: a christian vocation", given by St Josemaria in Christmas 1970. "For a Christian marriage is not just a social institution, much less a mere remedy for human weakness. It is a real supernatural calling. A great sacrament, in Christ and [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holiness, Vocation, Love, Homily
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Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage

Download pdf. The Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage is a publication from the St. Josemaria Institute, inspired by Saint Josemaria's desire to help all married couples, and those preparing for marriage, to find meaning and encouragement in their vocation through a commitment to daily [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holiness, family, engagement
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St. Josemaria helps me as a seminarian

I am a seminarian in third year theology, in the seventh year of priestly formation. The basic idea about the seminary revolves round prayer life, intense study and hard work. For a long time as a seminarian I used to wonder how to reconcile Prayer [...]
Tags: Study, Piety, Priesthood, Holiness, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, Unity of life
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Bambinelli Sunday at the Vatican: Pope Francis blesses thousands of Baby Jesus

Video. (Rome Reports). There was a lot of enthusiasm in St. Peter's Square on Sunday as the Pope led the Angelus. The third Sunday of Advent is described as 'The Sunday of Joy.' Pope Francis reminded the crowd, that Christianity and joy go hand in [...]
Tags: Joy, Holiness, Christmas, Rome, Advent, Angelus, Pope Francis
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Holiness in ordinary life

Video. (DigitoIdentidad) St Josemaría teaches that marriage is a way to holiness through ordinary life, as shown in the DVD “Take a chance on happiness”.
Tags: Generosity, Marriage, Holiness, family, happiness, Ireland
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Pope Francis at General Audience: All baptized people can be saints

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis explained during his General Audience that holiness is not a state reserved for bishops or religious. He said that it is a gift that is given by God and that all baptized people can be saints. SUMMARY OF THE POPE'S [...]
Tags: Church, Holiness, Vocation, Pope Francis