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Pope Francis at the Basilica of Guadalupe: The tears of those who suffer are not in vain

Video (Rome Reports). In his homily, the Pope reviewed the history of St. Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Mother of God chose a humble Indian to send her message to the Mexican land. POPE FRANCIS "Just as she made herself present to little Juan, [...]
Tags: Humility, Church, Poverty, Our Lady, God, Mexico, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis during Angelus: Christmas is a time to “feel this wonder in meeting Jesus”

Video. Rome Reports. During the final Angelus prayer before Christmas, Pope Francis said that Mary can help Christians rediscover wonder in the Gospel, especially during this season. POPE FRANCIS "May she help us to perceive the wonder, these three wonders: the other, history and the Church; so [...]
Tags: Our Lady, God, Christmas, Angelus, Pope Francis
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St. Josemaria Talks About Torreciudad

Video. 2015 marks the 40th anniversay of the inauguation of the Shrine at Torreciudad, which opened in July 1975. In 1972, St. Josemaria spoke about the construction of this Marian shrine, during a large get-together in Barcelona.
Tags: Our Lady, Devotion, Torreciudad, Sanctuary of Our Lady, Josemaria Escriva, Sacrament of Confirmation
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Pope's prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe during Angelus

Video (Rome Reports). This Sunday Angelus marked the Pope's first public appearance after his trip to Latin America. Umbrellas covered St. Peter's Square, as pilgrims tried to get some shade, from Rome's intense summer heat. "I see that you're all very brave, coming out here [...]
Tags: Catechetical trips, Our Lady, Rome, Pope Francis
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Pope: Remember why we exist and what we fight for

Video (Rome Reports). Speaking during the liturgical feast of Holy Trinity Sunday, Pope Francis said that the day was a call to welcome the beauty of the Gospel and to live for one another. "We are not called to live without the other, above or [...]
Tags: Friendship, Generosity, Blessed Trinity, Our Lady, Pope Francis
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Pope to Spouses: Remember to forgive. Remember to say thank you

For over 20 minutes, Pope Francis made his way along St. Peter's Square in the popemobile, greeting thousands of pilgrims in his weekly general audience. He even stopped and chatted with this woman who was celebrating her birthday. Since May 13th marks the 98th [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Ordinary life, Our Lady, Love, family, Forgiveness, Pope Francis
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Bring Everywhere the Atmosphere of Nazareth

Download pdf. My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me! The beginning of May, especially dedicated to our Lady in many countries, reminds us that we have to bring everywhere the atmosphere of Nazareth, the virtues and ways of acting of the [...]
Tags: Prayer, Opus Dei prelate, Holy Family, Our Lady, family
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What is a Pilgrimage? How do You do One?

The word “pilgrimage” is derived from the French pèlerinage which in turn comes from the Latin peregrinatio, a journey abroad. A pilgrimage is a journey made to a religious shrine. In the month of May, which is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, pilgrimages [...]
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"Read the Pope's encouraging words on the family"

Opus Dei is celebrating a Marian year for the family. On convoking it, you asked the members of the Work to pray to our Lady for families, thus uniting themselves to the intentions of Pope Francis. What is the present situation of the family, what [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Our Lady, family, Pope Francis
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Embraced in Her Suffering: A Reflection on Our Lady of Lourdes

"It was on Calvary that Christ, her most blessed Son and our brother, gave her to us as our mother, when he said to St John: 'Behold your mother.' And we received her, along with the beloved disciple, in that moment of supreme grief. The [...]
Tags: Joy, Suffering, Sickness, Generosity, Our Lady, St Josemaria Institute