In his 2015 Lenten Message, Pope Francis asks the faithful to take part in the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, on 13-14 March, in order to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center of the Church's mission for the new evangelization.
Pope Francis [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Following Christ, Lent, Penance, Forgiveness, mercy
By St. Josemaria Institute
In the Preface to his book “You See Me, You Hear Me”, Fr. Michael Giesler writes: “What an amazing and consoling statement—to think that the infinite God, who made all things and sustains all things, deeply desires that we speak with him [...]
Tags: Children, Prayer, Ordinary life, family, St Josemaria Institute
We offer a downloadable pdf version of the Novena for the Family, the Novena for Work and the Novena for the Sick, to St. Josemaria, prepared in Canada.
These new versions, in an attractive new design, are based on the original texts by Fr. Francisco Faus, [...]
Tags: Sickness, Marriage, Prayer, Work, family
“What consolation this certainty arouses in our hearts! The Church is truly a mother and, as a mother, she seeks her children’s good, especially of those who are furthest away and are afflicted, until she finds its fullness in the glorious body of Christ with [...]
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Video. (Rome Reports) As the conflict continues in Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza strip, the Pope made an urgent appeal for peace during the Sunday Angelus, calling for leaders to stop the violence and work towards peace.
"Today, my thoughts turn to three areas in [...]
Tags: Prayer, Peace, Rome, Pope Francis
Pope Francis conveyed his concern, during the Sunday Angelus, for Christians in the Middle East, especially those forced to flee form the Iraqi city of Mosul.
"Today our brothers are persecuted. They are banished from their homes and forced to flee without even being able [...]
Tags: Prayer, Peace, Angelus, Pope Francis
With the ongoing tension and violence in the Holy Land, the Pope made a call for peace, urging everyone to pray for Israel and Palestine.
As he looked over St. Peter's Square during the Sunday Angelus, he said that despite the spike in violence, the [...]
Tags: Gospel, Prayer, Peace
Video. (Rome Reports) It was a meeting where politics was set aside, and priority was given to prayer. Pope Francis invited the Presidents of Israel and Palestine to pray for peace. Each president arrived separately and the Pope personally greeted each one of them. [...]
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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, [...]
Tags: Prayer, Our Lady, UK
Video. Lidia, from Barbastro, asks to Bishop Javier Echeverria, Prelate of Opus Dei, how to pray with the Gospel. He suggests her to get inside the skin of those people in the Gospel, and Mary specifically, and talk to them.
Tags: Gospel, Prayer, Opus Dei prelate, Holy Land