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St Josemaria's Feast Celebrated in India

Over this past June 26th and 27th, the feast of St. Josemaria was celebrated in Rourkela, Odisha India, in a very special fasion. We share some photos and a report from those who who took part in the festivities there. You can also check out [...]
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What is the Eucharist?

1. What is the Eucharist? When Jesus celebrated the Passover with his apostles before his Passion and Death, he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it again until [...]
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How can I receive Jesus well in Holy Communion?

“Dear friends, we won’t ever thank the Lord enough for the gift he has given us in the Eucharist! It is a very great gift and that is why it is so important to go to Mass on Sunday. Go to Mass not just to [...]
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A new outlook on life

I was born in Irak and lived there till I was two, when we had to get out because of the war, and we went to live in Holland. I lived there till I was twenty, and then came to Belgium to study. I have [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Holy Mass, Year of Faith
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I discovered a whole new world

Although I was baptized in the Catholic Church when I was eleven, I received very little religious education during my childhood and youth. However, my closeness to the faith intensified over time. To make that happen, God used different people that I met at different [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Catechesis, Holy Communion, Year of Faith, Costa Rica
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Saint Josemaria's first Holy Communion

Saint Josemaria made his First Communion on April 23,1912, exactly ten years after his Confirmation. It was the feast of Saint George, patron saint of Aragon and Catalonia, and the traditional day for the First Communion ceremonies in the church of the Piarists’ school. At [...]
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The Sacraments. Reconciliation and the Blessed Eucharist

In a gathering in Peru, July 13, 1974, St Josemaria speaks about receiving the Sacraments, especially Reconciliation and the Eucharist, to strengthen our relationship with God.
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Josemaria Escriva, Peru
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I'm about to make my First Holy Communion

Every year many young people go to Rome to spend Holy Week close to the Pope in the centre of Christianity. The Prelate of Opus Dei took part in an informal gathering with a group of girls, and Andreia, Brazilian, who is about to make her [...]
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St Josemaria's First Holy Communion

St Josemaria Escriva received Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time on April 23. A short video shows how he prepared for this important moment. Pope Benedict XVI talks about his own First Holy Communion. St Josemaria's parents had this card printed to mark his [...]
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100th anniversary of St Josemaria’s First Holy Communion

On April 23, we will commemorate the centennial of St. Josemaria’s First Holy Communion. This date should be a spur to his daughters and sons in Opus Dei to be more attentive and have greater piety in our participation at Mass, and especially in receiving [...]
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