Prayer that Purifies the Heart: How the Rosary Forms our Interior Life

“For a Christian, vocal prayer must spring from the heart, so that while the Rosary is said, the mind can enter into contemplation of each one of the mysteries.” St. Josemaria EscrivaFurrow, no. 477 In her poem “Why I Love You, O Mary!”, Saint Therese of Lisieux says that the Blessed Virgin teaches her how […]

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Interview: “Formation, Freedom, and Family” (Part II)

Based in London,  Father Joe Evans  has been working with young people and university students for over 20 years. In 2012, Father Evans’ article   “The educational vision of St Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei”  was published by the academic journal International Studies in Catholic Education. The article explains how “for Saint Josemaria, education is […]

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Interview: “Formation, Freedom, and Family” (Part I)

Based in London,  Father Joe Evans  has been working with young people and university students for over 20 years. In 2012, Father Evans’ article  “The educational vision of St Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei”  was published by the academic journal International Studies in Catholic Education. The article explains how “for Saint Josemaria, education is […]

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Interview: “Saint Josemaria, Our Lady, and the Streets of Madrid”

In the fall of 2012, a group of pilgrims travelled to France and Spain on a special pilgrimage—“Saint Josemaria, Our Lady, and the Streets of Madrid” organized by Mater Dei Tours and St. Mary of the Angels Church, Chicago. The pilgrimage included visits to the Shrine of Our Lady in Lourdes, France, and to the […]

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Living for Others

By J.M. Martín and C. Cavazzoli During the last World Youth Day [2011], Pope Benedict XVI recalled the heritage we have received from preceding generations, and encouraged his listeners to build up, with their strongly Christian lives, a society and a world that would be more human.[1] Each generation should consider what it will leave […]

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Vigilant Listening: A Reflection on St. Josemaria’s Call and Our Own

“A truly prudent person is ever attentive to God’s promptings and, through this vigilant listening, he receives in his soul the promise and reality of salvation: ‘I glorify thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for having hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to little ones’” (Friends of God, 87). […]

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Our Rebirth in the Spirit | A Homily for Pentecost

“‘The doors were locked,’ but ‘They rejoiced when they saw the Lord.’ The disciples were afraid—afraid of being harmed, insecure about the future. Better not let anybody in. This is how we are at times: Jesus stands knocking at our door and we are barricaded on the inside, afraid of something new, different, or unexpected. […]

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