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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

Meeting Saint Josemaria, July 5 Chile

A gathering in Santiago de Chile where many people were able to ask Saint Josemaria about different topics such as educating their children, The Holy Mass, apostolate and Christian life.
Tags: Holiness, Get-together, Josemaria Escriva, Chile

What do saints work at from Heaven?

The saints live their lives in this world in order to love God and other people, imitating Jesus Christ, who “went about doing good”. But when they reach heaven, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 2683) tells us that they “constantly care for [...]
Tags: Holiness, June 26, favours of the founder of Opus Dei

10 questions for Bishop Javier Echevarria about St Josemaria

Did St Josemaria ever get tired of serving God? How did he react to his failures? And to difficulties? What was his secret for staying faithful and in love with God? These and other questions are answered by Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Opus Dei prelate, Holiness

Is Holiness for Everyone?

Holiness for Everyone is a guidebook which gives practical advice on how anyone can become a saint. "Since I am not a saint, however, I cannot write such a guidebook on my own, so I instead use the teachings of an actual saint – St. [...]
Tags: books, Opus Dei, Holiness

Be concerned for each other

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR LENT 2012 “Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works” (Heb 10:24) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: [...]
Tags: Charity, Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI

The kingdom of heaven: what is it?

Christ’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures through all generations (Dan 3:100). The solemnity of Christ the King of the universe is celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The kingship of Christ remained completely hidden until he was [...]
Tags: Heaven, Jesus Christ, Ascetical struggle, Holiness

The same cooking-pot

One recipe for everyone St Josemaria used to explain that he had “just one cooking-pot for everyone”, and the recipe was the search for holiness amidst everyday occupations. From that one cooking-pot comes nourishment for everyone: fathers, mothers, engineers, lawyers, workmen, and also priests… As Father [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, Priesthood, Holiness, Vocation, Argentina

To fight for love

Msgr Jaime Fuentes was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, studied journalism at the University of Navarra, and obtained a doctorate in theology at the same university. In 1967, when he was very young, he moved to Rome, where he lived in the same house as St [...]
Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle, Holiness, Josemaria Escriva

A secret for times of crisis

A secret, an open secret: these world crises are crises of saints. God wants a handful of men 'of his own' in every human activity. And then... 'pax Christi in regno Christi — the peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ'. The Way, 301 What is needed [...]
Tags: Optimism, Holiness, difficulties