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Pope Francis: If the Jubilee doesn’t touch your pocket it isn’t a true Jubilee

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “Penance can be expressed in many and various ways but above all in fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. These and many other forms of penance can be practiced in the daily life of a Christian, [...]
Tags: Solidarity, Penance, Ivory Coast, Africa

Rohan and Joel, signs of God's mercy for the poor in Mumbai

Mumbai ( AsiaNews) - Rohan Aguiar is a Christian student, in his last year of engineering. At the beginning of Lent he wanted to make a corporal work of mercy, and so he went to the Bhabba hospital in Bandra district of Mumbai, to visit [...]
Tags: Youth, Service, Solidarity, India, sick, mercy

The Family Impact

Since 1968, UNIV has offered a profound experience to roughly 3000 young people each year, encouraging their ideas to come to life and grow, all in the context of Rome’s cultural, spiritual and artistic heritage. Year after year, our students come together and listen to leaders [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Solidarity, University, family, Josemaria Escriva

Transforming young people's lives

Video. St Josemaria's vision of holiness in everyday life is transforming the lives of urban youth in Chicago through two educational centers. An hour-long EWTN programme looks at Midtown Center for boys and Metro Achievement Center for girls, where young people from deprived backgrounds [...]
Tags: Education, Youth, Solidarity, development, Society, US, Metro

The social message of Saint Josemaria

For its tenth anniversary this year, Harambee Africa International is holding an international conference on "The Social Message of Saint Josemaria", on October 5, 2012. The conference will take place at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Conference programme Download the Conference programme in pdf format [...]
Tags: Canonization, Solidarity, development, Harambee

Giving some time, gaining a treasure

St. Josemaría told us that Opus Dei began among the poor and the sick, among generous souls in hospital wards whose condition brought them close to the heart of God. The girls at Eremeran Hills Club in Sydney want to go back to these roots making [...]
Tags: Youth, Solidarity, Australia

Students pitch in to help Haiti rebuild

Students from Trinidad & Tobago, on North Hall’s Summer 2010 Haiti Outreach Program, spent a week on reconstruction work in Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince, devastated after January’s earthquake. Port au Prince, and especially the downtown area and the surroundings, was devastated by the earthquake [...]
Tags: Youth, Solidarity, University, Trinidad and Tobago

Dubbo Service Project

In a bid to change the world, I participated in a service project to Dubbo, an inland Australian city with a large Indigenous Australian community. Our project was based in one of Dubbo’s less affluent areas at a community centre where we would run a holiday [...]
Tags: Youth, Solidarity, Australia

Harambee award for the person to show the real story in Africa

Africa continues to be an unknown territory for many. Not only for those who visit its deep jungles or its deserts. Even those who read the headlines daily don’t get the full grasp of the reality on the continent. Harambee, an NGO, says the media rarely [...]
Tags: Canonization, Solidarity, truth

Online journal: India Service Project

A group of young Australians and New Zealanders are taking part in the India Service Project in New Delhi, from January – February 2010. In the blog http://indiaserviceproject2010.blogspot.com they recount their daily adventures with beautiful pictures and a good dose of humour. Below is a [...]
Tags: Youth, Solidarity, University