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The central place of home and family in human life

For the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Cultural Center Harmica, an Opus Dei center in Zagreb, Croatia, a conference was organized on the topic “The family in the teaching of St. Josemaria”. The lecture attracted more than a hundred girls, wives, mothers and [...]
Tags: Opus Dei, family, Josemaria Escriva, Croatia

Pope congratulates dads on their Feast Day

Rome Reports. To celebrate Father's Day, which is also the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the Pope started off his general audience by congratulating all dads out in the Square, and really throughout the world. "Let's see. Are there any dads out here in the [...]
Tags: Faith, St Joseph, family, Pope Francis

Praying with St. Joseph

The Founder of Opus Dei saw in St. Joseph the strong and affectionate father that Christ wanted on earth. He asked St. Joseph to teach him how to stay close to Mary and to Jesus: “How he would have embraced the Child, and kissed him!”. [...]
Tags: Contemplation, St Joseph, Work, family

Pope writes to world's families asking for prayers for upcoming Synod

With the upcoming Synod on the Family drawing nearer, Pope Francis asked families to get involved. He said this time was dedicated to them, and to analyze their role in the mission of the Church. The Synod will officially be titled, "Pastoral challenges to the family [...]
Tags: family, Rome, Pope Francis

By chance?

I am from South Korea, and have lived in Kyoto, Japan, since my marriage. I have three children. The oldest is Hikaru (Japanese for “light”), four years old; her Christian name is Anna Maria. Then comes Kaoru (“perfume”). He is two, and when he was [...]
Tags: Faith, Grace, family, Opus Dei members, calling, Japan

A movie called “There be Dragons”

During and after high school, I didn’t actually have much faith in anything. My grandparents always invited my mother, brother, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles over for a family night of dinner and every Friday. My grandmother was seriously ill at the time and was [...]
Tags: Holy Spirit, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, family, There be Dragons

Pope Francis prays for refugee families during Sunday Angelus

Video. On the Sunday after Christmas, Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family with a special message during his Angelus prayer. He drew a parallel between the persecution the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph faced to the situation of thousands of families [...]
Tags: Holy Family, family, Rome, Pope Francis

Christmas in Rome and St Josemaria

Msgr. Joaquin Alonso has lived in Rome for sixty years, having moved there after completing law studies in Seville, Barcelona and Madrid. In Rome he studied for a doctorate in canon law. He was ordained a priest in 1955. He worked with St Josemaria, Bishop [...]
Tags: family, Christ Is Passing By, Christmas, Rome

Marriage and family

Video. Finding Christ in the middle of the world. Australian people tell how St Josemaria´s teachings help them to discover God in their ordinary life. St Josemaría always called marriage a vocation to holiness. This vocation is rooted in Baptism and gifted with the necessary strength [...]
Tags: Marriage, family

Pope's Angelus: There should be no homeless families

The cold weather didn't stop thousands of families from coming out to St. Peter's Square to celebrate the Angelus with Pope Francis. Mixed in with the crowds, there was a huge banner in Italian, that read: "The poor cannot wait.” After reading this, the Pope [...]
Tags: Joy, Pope, Holy Family, family, Christmas, Rome, Pope Francis