2018 Novena to St. Josemaria Escriva: “Joy & Holiness”

Subscribe today to receive the daily novena reflections and prayer by email (June 17-25): “Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church.” Pope Francis Gaudete et exsultate, no. 9 Join us from June 17 to 25 for the 2018 Novena to St Josemaria Escriva. In preparation for June 26th, the feast of St. Josemaria […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Sixth Word

The Sixth Word “It is finished.” (Jn 19:30) Gospel When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. Jn 19:30 Reflection “God our Father has seen fit to grant us, in the heart of his Son, ‘infinite treasures of love,’ mercy and affection. If we […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fifth Word

The Fifth Word “I thirst.” (Jn 19:28) Gospel After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Fourth Word

The Fourth Word “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mk 15:34) Gospel At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mk […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Third Word

The Third Word “Woman, behold, your son.”… “Behold, your mother.” (Jn 19:26-27) Gospel Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The First Word

The First Word “Father, forgive them; they know not what they do.” (Lk 23:34) Gospel When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. [Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”] They divided his […]

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: The Second Word

The Second Word “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Lk 23:43) Gospel Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject […]

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