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Our Family isn’t a Fairy-Tale, it’s for Real

At about age 14 a friend advised me, “Entrust yourself to St Raphael the Archangel, and pray that he does honour to his feast-day by getting you a good husband.” This was in the time when the feast of St Raphael was celebrated on October [...]
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Marriage: a Christian Vocation

Download pdf of the homily "Marriage: a christian vocation", given by St Josemaria in Christmas 1970. "For a Christian marriage is not just a social institution, much less a mere remedy for human weakness. It is a real supernatural calling. A great sacrament, in Christ and [...]
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Pope on Dating: Relationships Should be Based on a Solid Foundation

Video (Rome Reports). For about 20 minutes, Pope Francis made his way along St. Peter's Square in the popemobile, greeting and blessing pilgrims along the way. "This one is a newborn!” The Pope also took the time to bless some photos that pilgrims stretched out as [...]
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Pope Francis advises separated parents on how to educate their children

Video (Rome Reports). Good weather returned to Rome, and it brought large crowds to the Pope's general audience on Wednesday. Moving among the thousands of pilgrims, the Pope heard a unique sound in St. Peter's Square. And just moments before he delivered his catechesis, he [...]
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Pope: Marriage is About More Than Just Flowers and a Dress

St. Peter's Square was packed on Wednesday morning, with more than 60,000 pilgrims welcoming Pope Francis. From the popemobile, he blessed several children along the way- and this group of girls got a chance to get up close and give three red roses to the [...]
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Pope: Why are less couples getting married?

Video. (Rome Reports). A big crowd of more than 60,000 people cheered Pope Francis on, as he made his way through St. Peter's Square in the popemobile. Along the way, he blessed many children, he greeted pilgrims and he even made a good catch. [...]
Tags: Faith, Marriage, Love, Catechesis, family, Pope Francis

Pope: We must restore the honor of marriage and the family

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis made his way along St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, blessing pilgrims in his general audience. At one point he actually got off the popemobile, to bless this elderly woman. These religious also had their moment with the Pope, and [...]
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How Could I Not Bless Human Love?

Video. “I bless human love with both of my hands as a priest,” said St. Josemaría. He also recommended that spouses argue as little as possible and always make up at the end, asking one another for forgiveness.
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Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage

Download pdf. The Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage is a publication from the St. Josemaria Institute, inspired by Saint Josemaria's desire to help all married couples, and those preparing for marriage, to find meaning and encouragement in their vocation through a commitment to daily [...]
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Pope Francis on gender theory: Canceling differences is the problem, not the solution

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis discussed a complex and thorny issue in his catechesis: the differences between men and women, and how they complement each other. "God creates man and woman in his own image and likeness. Not only man, not only woman, but also [...]
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