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Malaysians to witness canonisation of Escriva

A group of some 20 Malaysian Catholics attended the canonization of Josemaria Escriva. A Malaysian newspaper, The Sunday Star, published a brief article on the day of the canonization ceremony to commemorate the event. KUALA LUMPUR: A group of about 20 Malaysians Catholics is attending [...]
Tags: Canonization, Places in Rome, The Will of God
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St John Lateran

Click here to download the complete the tour in pdf format.St John Lateran. During the first centuries, because of persecutions, celebration of the Eucharist and instruction in the faith took place in private houses, which some Christian families – usual those who were better off and [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Baptism, Places in Rome, Opus Dei, Early Christians
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From 17 May 1992 to 6 October 2002

Canonizations have always been a real feast for the Church. The people who attend canonization ceremonies are filled with joy, and it shows in their happy faces, exchanges of hugs and greetings, and their songs. As theologian José Luis Illanes says, “Every canonization begins from [...]
Tags: Canonization, Church, Pope John Paul II, Places in Rome
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Tracing the history of the Church in the footsteps of St Josemaría

St Josemaria is a good guide to the many places in Rome that he himself visited to draw faith from the witness of the early Christians. The aim of the articles gathered under the heading Places in Rome is to reveal the main traces of [...]
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St Peter’s Basilica

Download St Peter’s Basilica in pdf format. St Peter was martyred during the persecution of Christians that took place under Nero following the great fire of Rome in 64 AD. St Peter had come to Rome a few years earlier, following our Lord’s command as recorded [...]
Tags: Church, Places in Rome, Pope, Early Christians
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The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum In the time of the Emperors, after a long period of peace and prosperity, the population of Rome had reached the impressive figure of one million people. A tiny minority of these lived in tranquil, spacious villas, while the most of the [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Citizenship, Places in Rome, Early Christians
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The memory of St Paul

The memory of St Paul Among the first Christians at Rome were disciples of St Paul, as is evident from the long list of greetings at the end of the Letter to the Romans. On the Aventine Hill in Rome lived Aquila and Prisca or Priscilla, [...]
Tags: Places in Rome, Early Christians, Proselytism
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The Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Download pdf. On entering the Piazza della Rotonda, the Pantheon looms unexpectedly before one’s eyes, looking as though its gray stone bulk has emerged unscathed from the depths of time. It is possibly the best preserved of all the buildings of ancient Rome, and its gigantic [...]
Tags: Church, Places in Rome, Our Lady
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St Peter’s Square

The majestic façade of St Peter’s Basilica was completed in 1614, when the thirteen statues of the risen Christ, St John the Baptist, and eleven Apostles were placed on the balustrade surmounting the edifice. The square in front of it, however, did not yet have [...]
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Little shrines to Our Lady

Little shrines to Our Lady When St Josemaría arrived in Rome in 1946 he was delighted to see how many pictures and statues of Our Lady are to be found in the streets there. He often used to ask other people in Opus Dei whether they [...]
Tags: Places in Rome, Our Lady