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What is Marriage?

“When a man and woman celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony God as it were is ‘mirrored’ in them; he impresses in them his own features and the indelible character of his love.” Pope Francis, Audience, April 2, 2014. 1. What is marriage? The vocation to marriage is [...]
Tags: Generosity, Children, Church, Marriage, Responsibility, Sacraments, Love, happiness
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How can people marry if they don't know one another?

Video. St Josemaria told a gathering with young people that a Christian engagement is something God wants, because "How can people marry if they don't know one another?"
Tags: Youth, Marriage, happiness, engagement
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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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Pope Francis ends catechesis on the Sacraments with focus on marriage

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis ended his catechesis on the Sacraments with a special focus on marriage. The Pope explained that man and woman were made in God's image. For that reason, he said, they are called to leave their parents and live out God's [...]
Tags: Marriage, Sacraments, Rome, Pope Francis
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List of tips to make a marriage work

Video. Rome Reports. Pope Francis meets with thousands of engaged couples on Valentine's Day, February, 14. He gave them all some advice on what it takes to make a marriage work. First, using some symbolism, he said couples must be willing to become jewelers. "Marriage [...]
Tags: Marriage, Rome, Pope Francis
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Marriage and family

Video. Finding Christ in the middle of the world. Australian people tell how St Josemaria´s teachings help them to discover God in their ordinary life. St Josemaría always called marriage a vocation to holiness. This vocation is rooted in Baptism and gifted with the necessary strength [...]
Tags: Marriage, family
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Children and Freedom

Friends with your children The parents are the first people responsible for the education of their children, in human as well as in spiritual matters. They should be conscious of the extent of their responsibility. To fulfil it, they need prudence, understanding, a capacity to love [...]
Tags: Education, Children, Freedom, Marriage, family
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"Take a Chance on Happiness": reflections on marriage and parenting from St Josemaria Escriva

Programme contains practical reflections on marriage and parenting from St Josemaria Escriva and from British and Irish couples. "Take a chance on happiness" alternates images from the preaching of St Josemaría with testimonies of couples in England, Scotland and Ireland who talk about their challenges in [...]
Tags: Marriage, Upbringing, family, Ireland, UK
Testimony

Finding God while being a wife, a mother and a doctor

I was the eldest of six children. We grew up on the island of Gotland, Sweden, which has only one Catholic church, with 200 parishioners. My parents always tried to make sure we all got a good Catholic education and that we made friends with [...]
Tags: February 14 , Marriage, Vocation, Women, calling
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Emerging from the fog

I never imagined, while I was doing volleyball practice one afternoon in 1968, that my life was about to take a turn that I had been seeking for some time. That afternoon Maria joined our team. She was a university student from Sicily who was [...]
Tags: Faith, Marriage, Politics, calling