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Towards Holiness

Audio in English of the homily: "Towards Holiness", given by St Josemaria on November 26, 1967. Published in Friends of God. We are deeply moved, and our hearts profoundly shaken, when we listen attentively to that cry of St Paul: 'This is God's will for you, [...]
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I'm called to be a saint

Video. In this clip from Passionately Loving the World, Chris Blunt talks about the profound effect that St. Josemaria's teachings have had on his faith. "I am called to be a saint. And the way that I do that is through my ordinary work. [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Marriage, Holiness, Work, Ordinary life, Vocation, US
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“Be faithful, be an apostle,” John Paul II told me

Alejandra Vanney is a lawyer who in the 90s moved from Argentina to Poland to help begin the apostolic work of Opus Dei there. Her work at the University of Warsaw gave her the opportunity to travel to Rome to take part in several encounters [...]
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A feast of faith

Canonization of Sts John XXIII and John Paul II, April 27, 2014 From long before dawn people from around the world have been arriving at St Peter’s Square, even without knowing whether they would manage to get in, because so many pilgrims are expected. Once they [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Canonization, God’s glory, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Congo, Pope John XXIII
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Pope declares John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Universal Church

Video. Rome Reports. It's official. Pope Francis has declared John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Catholic Church. Before a crowded square, Card. Angelo Amato presented the decree to elevate the two Popes to the altars. Pope Francis gave his approval through [...]
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John XXIII and John Paul II: two holy Popes, two Marian saints

The canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II is a great event for the Church and a sign of hope for the world, because where sanctity flourishes the crises in this world don’t have the final word. Sanctity provides a solid foundation on which to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Heaven, Church, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Holiness, Vatican II, Vocation, Pope Francis, Pope John XXIII
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A place of sanctification

On March 28, in the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican, Pope Francis received 600 participants in the annual course of the internal forum organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. For the past 25 years this dicastery has offered this course to deacons and newly ordained [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Holy Spirit, Sacraments, Holiness, Love, Pope Benedict XVI, Josemaria Escriva, mercy
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Canonized 9 years after his death

Nine years ago today Pope John Paul II died, with a reputation for sanctity, at 21:37 in the papal apartment. Shortly before, in the same room, at 20:00, Msgr. Stanislaw Dziwisz had celebrated the Mass of the following day, Divine Mercy Sunday. On this anniversary [...]
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Anniversary of St Josemaria’s ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to. José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling
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Cardinal remembers Opus Dei priest as man ‘chosen by God’

By CNA, Elise Harris (Eurasiareview) During a special conference commemorating the life of deceased Opus Dei leader Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, Cardinal Julian Herranz noted the priest’s model of holiness for the Church. “The image of Fr. Alvaro del Portillo, who appears in the Second Vatican council [...]
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