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Rohan and Joel, signs of God's mercy for the poor in Mumbai

Mumbai ( AsiaNews) - Rohan Aguiar is a Christian student, in his last year of engineering. At the beginning of Lent he wanted to make a corporal work of mercy, and so he went to the Bhabba hospital in Bandra district of Mumbai, to visit [...]
Tags: Youth, Service, Solidarity, India, sick, mercy

St Josemaria and the Marian Year for Families

Video. Opus Dei is living a special year of prayer for families. June 26, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the death of Saint Josemaria, marks the halfway point of the year. Bishop Javier Echevarría recalls some advice from Saint Josemaría for families.
Tags: Joy, Suffering, Faithfulness, Marriage, Opus Dei prelate, Love, family, sick

Pope: Families Who Care for a Sick Loved One, Show Daily Heroism

Video (Rome Reports). With the summer heat kicking off in Rome, Pope Francis started off his general audience by making a few rounds in St. Peter's Square in the popemobile. He greeted the crowds and blessed several babies along the way. In his catechesis, the [...]
Tags: Love of God, Sickness, Service, family, sick, Pope Francis

"Holy Father, we bring you letters from the elderly and orphans"

On Wednesday April 16, in Rome, the 3,000 young people taking part in the 47th UNIV Forum attended Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square. At the end, the Holy Father greeted the students from the UNIV Forum, organized by the Prelature of [...]
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To the very last Stone

The inspiration for Laguna Hospital Care Center in Madrid, Spain, was St Josemaria’s centenary in 2002. Eleven years later its last stone has been laid. “I was once looking through the Roman Ritual in search of the prayers for blessing the last stone of a building, [...]
Tags: Madrid, Work, Josemaria Escriva, sick

Pope Francis celebrates his birthday with children treated at Catholic clinic

Rome Reports) Pope Francis arrived to the Vatican's Pediatric Dispensary of Santa Marta, a small children's clinic, but with a big mission. The hospital offers treatment and services to some of the poorest families in Rome and the world. It's run by volunteer doctors, as well [...]
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Pope Francis prays to the Immaculate Conception on behalf of the sick and poor

(Rome Reports) Musical hymns and throngs of people welcomed Pope Francis to his first papal visit to pay homage to the Immaculate Conception in Rome's Spanish Steps. Almost immediately the personable Pope began greeting people. As he walked, an elderly woman threw Pope Francis a white [...]
Tags: Poverty, Our Lady, Rome, sick, Pope Francis

Pope: Don't be tricked by false saviours, pray for persecuted Christians.

At his Angelus address Pope Francis warned the faithful not to be taken in by false saviours or leaders in our world who seek to influence the minds of people, especially the young. He also urged solidarity with the many Christians undergoing persecution throughout the [...]
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New downloads

The Novena for the Sick, the Novena for the Family, and the Novena for Work to St Josemaria can now be downloaded in epub format and for Kindle, as well as pdf. The person who composed the three novenas, Fr Francisco Faus, explained: “What moved [...]
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Blessed be Suffering

St Josemaria’s book The Way, at no. 208, gives a prayer that is offered today by many people who have discovered the Christian meaning of suffering: “Blessed be pain. Loved be pain. Sanctified be pain. Glorified be pain.” This prayer has a history behind it [...]
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