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Habemus Papam!

At 6:43 Rome time, after the appearance of the “fumata bianca” or white smoke, the Cardinal protodeacon, Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez, gave the announcement to the people from the “loggia” or balcony of benediction at the front of the Vatican Basilica with these words: Annuntio [...]
Tags: Church, Prayer, Pope, Unity

Loving the Church

Meditate on this frequently: I am a Catholic, a child of Christ’s Church. He brought me to birth in a home that is his, without my doing anything to deserve it. My God, how much I owe you! The Forge, 16 What joy to be able to say [...]
Tags: Faithfulness, Church, Pope

The Priesthood

A Priest - whoever he may be - is always another Christ. The Way, 66 To love God and not venerate his Priests... is not possible. The Way, 74 The Church needs priests, and always will. Ask the Blessed Trinity for them each day, through Holy Mary. [...]
Tags: Church, Pope, Priesthood

Loving the Pope

Love for the Roman Pontiff must be in us a delightful passion, for in him we see Christ. In Love with the Church, 13 Thank you, my God, for that love for the Pope you have placed in my heart. The Way, 573 Catholic, apostolic, Roman! I [...]
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The prelatic church of Opus Dei

A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá The mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá are contained in a casket located beneath the altar of the Church of Our Lady of Peace. Millions of people throughout the world turn to Saint Josemaría’s [...]
Tags: Church, Places in Rome, Opus Dei prelature, Our Lady, Our Lady of Peace, Rome

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as [...]
Tags: Hope, Holy Spirit, Church

The Good Shepherd

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him [...]
Tags: Spiritual guidance, Church

Difficult Times

“If we all pray together, if we add just a bit of good will, our Lord will give us his grace and end this dark, terrible night. Then will come the dawn, the morning filled with sunlight.” On December 22, 1971, a beautiful antique image of [...]
Tags: Fortitude, Church, Vatican II, Our Lady

Vatican II

The founder of Opus Dei welcomed the news with great hope and asked everyone to pray “for the happy outcome of this great initiative of an ecumenical council.” Some of his sons would take part in it; among them his closest collaborator, Father Álvaro del [...]
Tags: Church, Pope, Vatican II

At age 35 the wheelchair came into my life

I rediscovered the value of living in the grace of God from the teachings of the Founder of Opus Dei. Years ago I saw a filmed encounter with the Founder of Opus Dei in the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, and I still remember the [...]
Tags: Sickness, Church, Catechetical trips