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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

Pope to Mothers: Thank You!

Video. (Rome Reports). In his first general audience of 2015, Pope Francis focused his catechesis on the role of mothers both in society and in the Church. He added that being a mother entails much more than just childbearing. He went on to describe motherhood [...]
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Pope Francis celebrates Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Video. (Rome Reports). Thousands of people gathered around Rome's Spanish Steps, waiting for Pope Francis to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The celebration is a yearly tradition. The mayor of the City, Ignazio Marino, was the first person to welcome Pope Francis. In his [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Our Lady, Pope Francis, mercy

Pope's Angelus: Don't insult! Insulting isn't Christian

Video. (Rome Reports).Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to see the Pope lead the Angelus prayer. Speaking from his studio window, the Pope explained that pointing out the mistakes of others is good. He went on the say that correcting one's neighbor is [...]
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The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

In the Footprints of our Faith Download pdf format for printing (A4) “‘Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice.’ Joy overtakes both angels and men. Why is it that we feel today this intimate delight, with our [...]
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St Josemaria went to Willesden to pray to our Lady

On August 5, 1958, St Josemaria celebrated Mass in Great Britain for the first time. He had arrived at Dover the day before, and, as was his custom, as soon as he disembarked he had said three Hail Marys, concluding with the aspiration “Sancta Maria, [...]
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Devotion to the Virgin Mary

"Jesus can't say no to his Mother", says Mgr Alvaro del Portillo, first successor of St. Josemaria Escrivá, in this meeting at Boston in 1988.
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A movie called “There be Dragons”

During and after high school, I didn’t actually have much faith in anything. My grandparents always invited my mother, brother, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles over for a family night of dinner and every Friday. My grandmother was seriously ill at the time and was [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, family, There be Dragons

Our Lady of Peace, the prelatic church of Opus Dei

"Our Lady of Peace" is a place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá. Millions of people throughout the world turn to Saint Josemaría's intercession to gain graces of every kind from God. Many come to the Church of the Prelature to [...]
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Pope's New Year message centered on solidarity and compassion for others

While many people were off, celebrating the New Year at home with their families, Pope Francis was hard at work. He ushered in the New Year with several ceremonies at the Vatican. The celebrations kicked off on the last day of 2013 with the Vespers of [...]
Tags: Peace, Our Lady, Rome, Pope Francis