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What do we celebrate at Christmas?

Every time Christmas comes around, I love to look at representations of the child Jesus. Statues and pictures which show a God who lowered himself remind me that God is calling us. The Almighty wants us to know that he is defenceless, that he needs [...]
Tags: Doctrine, Jesus Christ, Holy Family

1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection

But on the first day of the week at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared, and they found the stone rolled back from the tomb. But on entering, they did not find the body of the Lord [...]
Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Rosary

His words give me hope and encouragement

I first got to know about Josemaria Escriva while I was an undergraduate law student at a Nigerian university. I was quite conversant with the teachings of the Church and the Bible and was active in Church activities and student social life on campus. Although [...]
Tags: Hope, Jesus Christ, Consistency

The Passion of Our Lord

An illustrated passage from St Josemaria’s homily “Christ’s death is the Christian’s life”
Tags: Contemplation, Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Mortification

The Sixth Sorrow: Christ’s Body is taken down from the Cross

And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Death, Our Lady

The Fourth Sorrow: Mary and Jesus meet on the road to Calvary

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull. John 19:17 No sooner has Jesus risen from his first fall than he meets his Blessed Mother, standing by the wayside where He is passing. With immense [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Our Lady

The Second Sorrow: the Flight into Egypt

Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the [...]
Tags: Suffering, Jesus Christ, Our Lady

Sacred Heart of Jesus

A homily given by St Josemaria on 17 June 1966, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus God loves us 1. God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of his Son, "infinite treasures of love," mercy and affection. If we want [...]
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- 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

"I would recommend Pope Benedict’s book 'Jesus of Nazareth' to everyone"

“I would recommend Pope Benedict’s book Jesus of Nazareth to everyone,” says Fr Bernardo Estrada, New Testament Professor in the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, in an interview reproduced below. To date, the book has been published in Italy, [...]
Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, books, Pope, Ratzinger