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Advent

- Download the homily "The Christian Vocation" (PDF), a homily given on 2 December 1961, the first Sunday in Advent - Download AUDIO: "The christian vocation" (part1), (part2), (part3) Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing [...]
Tags: Conversion, Hope, Jesus Christ, Holy Family
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Favours of Saint Josemaria in 2005

I have not drunk since that day As a sixty year old person who had never been honest about his drinking nor his drunkenness, I wanted to change but hardly believed it possible. One day I felt called upon to pray to Josemaria for sobriety – [...]
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Lent: a new conversion

- "The conversion of the Children of God", a homily first given on March 2, 1952, First Sunday of Lent. Download TEXT (PDF) and listen to mp3. Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire [...]
Tags: Repentance, Contrition, Conversion, Mortification, Lent
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Divine mercy

The "Festival of Forgiveness" Madrid's Retiro Park will host the "Festival of Forgiveness" during World Youth Day 2011. Hundreds of priests will be located in the park for people to confess throughout the day. The priests will be available to listen to confessions in all major [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Conversion, Ascetical struggle
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The Prodigal Son

But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be [...]
Tags: Love of God, Repentance, Contrition, Conversion
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Conversion story

My name is Lucia Vanrell, I’m 20, and I study biochemistry in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of the Republic of Uruguay. I come from a strongly Catholic family, but after my first Communion, as I entered into adolescence, little by little I [...]
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I had yet to know anything of Christianity

Constancy has never been my strong suit. Many’s the time I’ve regretted not finishing what I’d started. But there is one glowing exception: at college I converted to Catholicism. One day, nothing special, a friend and classmate dropped by my dormitory room. Before leaving he [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Josemaría. Rome, October 6, 2003

Dear brothers and sisters, A year has gone by since the happy day of the canonization of Saint Josemaría Escrivá. I cannot fail to recall how, in the long months of spiritual preparation for that grace-filled event, my thoughts dwelt especially on one point: that the [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Canonization, Conversion, Opus Dei prelate