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Palm Sunday

Download "Interior struggle", the homily given by St Josemaria Escriva for Palm Sunday, from the book Christ is Passing By in pdf format. Like every Christian celebration, today's is one of peace. The palm branches, with their ancient symbolism, recall a scene of the book [...]
Tags: Ascetical struggle, Sacraments, Interior life, Holy Week , Homily, Josemaria Escriva
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Christian Joy

Video. The founder of Opus Dei, in Valencia, Spain, explains that deep joy is the result of fighting against ourselves.
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The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

Don't be afraid to call our Lord by his name — Jesus — and to tell him that you love him. The Way, 303 If we love Christ, if we follow him sincerely, if we stop seeking ourselves and seek him alone, then in his name we [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Prayer, Interior life
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Doing everything for God

I am Anna Riina, I am from Finland and I am 25. Now I am studying theology in Rome, on a History of the Church program at the University of the Holy Cross. I have been a Catholic for three and a half years. Now, [...]
Tags: Friendship, Love of God, Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Interior life, Virtues, God, Josemaria Escriva
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Wanting to want

“Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke [...]
Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle, Holy Purity, Interior life, Vocation
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Homily of John Paul II in the Canonization of the founder of Opus Dei

1. "All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8,14). These words of the Apostle Paul, which we have just heard, help us understand better the significant message of today's canonization of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. With docility he [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Prayer, Interior life, Vocation
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Address of Benedict XVI to the participants of the International Congress "UNIV 2006"

Paul VI Audience Hall Monday, 10 April 2006 Dear Friends, I offer a cordial welcome to all of you who, continuing a tradition that has now existed for several years, have come to Rome to live Holy Week and take part in the international UNIV meeting. You belong, [...]
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General Audience 19 March 2008

Dear Friends, I offer a cordial welcome to all of you who have come to Rome from various countries and universities to celebrate Holy Week together, and to take part in the International UNIV Congress. In this way, you will be able to benefit from moments [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Interior life, Pope Benedict XVI
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When St Joseph Sleeps

Dear sisters and brothers: Recently I saw in a friend’s house a representation of St. Joseph that really made me think. It was a relief from a Baroque Portuguese altarpiece, depicting the night of the escape into Egypt. You see an open tent with an angel [...]
Tags: St Joseph, Interior life, The Will of God, Pope Benedict XVI
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Vacations

I think I should remind you of how important it is to rest. If sickness comes, we will receive it happily, as coming from God’s hand; but we shouldn’t cause it by our own imprudent behavior. We are human beings and we need to restore [...]
Tags: Apostolate, rest, Peace, Interior life