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Mercy, Pity and Piety

The Pope is holding some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On May 14 he recalled that “True piety is a sign of God’s mercy and one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which the Lord gives to his disciples so that [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Holy Spirit, Piety, mercy

Mercy and Reconciliation

The Pope is giving some special audiences for the Year of Mercy. On April 30, he recalled that the “Jubilee of Mercy is a favorable time for everyone to discover the need for the tenderness and closeness of God our Father, and for turning back [...]
Tags: Joy, Love of God, Sacraments, Forgiveness, prodigal son, mercy

To be filled with happiness

During Easter-time, Christian life is characterized by the message of joy. St Josemaria helps us find it. You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our [...]
Tags: Joy, Optimism, Prayer

Making others happy

Our Lord is on the Cross saying, “I am suffering so that men, who are my brothers, may be happy, not only in Heaven, but also – as far as possible – on earth, if they really embrace the most Holy Will of my heavenly [...]
Tags: Joy, Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Priestly soul

The Epiphany of our Lord

Download the homily: "The Epiphany of our Lord" in pdf format. A homily given by Saint Josemaría Escrivá on 6 January 1956, feast of the Epiphany (Matthew 2, 1-5.7-11) When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the [...]
Tags: Joy, Jesus Christ, Christmas

Good humor

“Happy?” The question made me think. Words have not yet been invented to express all that we feel — in the heart and in the will — when we know ourselves to be children of God. Furrow, 61 We will never achieve true supernatural and human [...]
Tags: Joy, Charity, Optimism, Interior life

The Resurrection of Our Lord

When evening fell on the Sabbath, Mary Magdalen and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices that, going, they might anoint the dead body of Jesus. Very early on the following day, when the sun has already risen, they come to the sepulcher [...]
Tags: Joy, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Easter

4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration

Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves, and was transfigured before them. And his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as snow. And behold, there appeared to [...]
Tags: Joy, Heaven

1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

But Mary said to the angel, “How shall this happen, since I do not know man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee; and therefore the Holy [...]
Tags: Joy, Holy Rosary, Our Lady

The joy of serving others

Forget about yourself. May your ambition be to live for your brothers alone, for souls, for the Church; in one word, for God. Furrow, 630 When you have finished your work, do your brother’s, helping him, for Christ’s sake, so tactfully and so naturally that no one [...]
Tags: Joy, Charity, Service