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Pope: Stop the war, enough is enough!

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 [...]
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Pope calls for prayers for Iraq and Ukraine

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. POPE FRANCIS "Today our brothers are persecuted. They are banished from their homes and forced to flee without even being able [...]
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Pope: Pray for peace between Israel and Palestine

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 [...]
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Pope to Presidents of Israel and Palestine: Peace takes more courage than war

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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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, [...]
Tags: Prayer, Our Lady, UK
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Get inside the skin of those people in the Gospel

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.
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Living through Holy Week with St Josemaria

"Living Holy Week means entering ever more deeply into the logic of God, into the logic of the Cross, which is not primarily that of suffering and death, but rather that of love and of the gift of self which brings life. It means entering [...]
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What St. Josemaría's The Way means to me

On days that go poorly, I know God is using The Way to point me in the right direction to improve tomorrow. St. Josemaría Escrivá's The Way has had a large positive impact on my life – so much so that I have made the book [...]
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Prayer for the intercession of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was declared “Venerable” by Pope Benedict XVI on December 19, 2009, and was beatified in St Peter’s Square before a large crowd of the faithful on May 1, 2011. Just a few months from now, April 27, 2014, Pope Francis will canonize [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Pope Benedict XVI, Beatification
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Anniversary of St Josemaria’s ordination to the priesthood

On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to. José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling