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24 Hours for the Lord

In his 2015 Lenten Message, Pope Francis asks the faithful to take part in the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, on 13-14 March, in order to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center of the Church's mission for the new evangelization. Pope Francis [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Following Christ, Lent, Penance, Forgiveness, mercy

Happy Christmas with the family

Video. The prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarria, sends a Christmas message encouraging us to spend these days striving to give ourselves to others, beginning with our own families. Then Christmas will be a family celebration with all mankind. “May each home be an extension [...]
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Capernaum, the town of Jesus

In the Footprints of our Faith Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith

The Church is our Mother

“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with [...]
Tags: Church, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Pope, Love, Communion of saints

Jerusalem: The Grotto of the Our Father

In the Footprints of our Faith In the Gospel we can relive the scene in which Jesus retires to pray and his disciples are nearby, probably watching him. When Jesus has finished, one of them boldly asks him: “‘Lord, teach us how to pray, as John [...]
Tags: Church, Jesus Christ, In the footprints of our Faith

On seeing the city he wept over it

In the Footprints of our Faith An inexhaustible source of life is the Passion of Jesus. Sometimes we renew the joyous impulse that took our Lord to Jerusalem. Other times, the pain of the agony which ended on Calvary... Or the glory of his triumph over [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Love, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith

Sofia, Mexico

Sofia, 27, is from Monterrey, Mexico. She works as a lawyer, wife and mother. What is the meaning of life for you? It’s a time God gives us to be happy, do his Will and follow the path that will take us to Heaven at the [...]
Tags: Heaven, Jesus Christ, June 26, happiness, Mexico, Christians in the middle of the world

Pammy, Philippines

Pammy Vital lives in the Philippines. She is married to Bryan and they have 2 children. She works in a building firm. What is the meaning of life? Life on earth is a chance to know and understand true love, and true love is Christ. Why do [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Jesus Christ, June 26, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Christians in the middle of the world

The Ascension of our Lord

Available in mp3 format: a homily by St Josemaria given on The Ascension, May 19, 1966 and published in Christ is passing by. Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus' life among men, his ascension into heaven. Many things [...]
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The Eucharist, mystery of faith and love

Download "he Eucharist, mystery of faith and love", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Holy Thursday from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. "Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart [...]
Tags: Eucharist, Faith, Jesus Christ, Love, Christ Is Passing By, Holy Week , Homily, mercy