Mass of Blessed Alvaro

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Mass of Blessed Alvaro

A solemn Mass in Strathmore University's chapel brought the centennial year of the birth of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo to a solemn close.

Birds of a feather…

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Birds of a feather…

This is an article published by The Messenger magazine, run by the Conventual Franciscan Friars in Kenya, in their January 2015 issue. It recounts...

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It was in November 2014 when I visited my parents to spend a few days with them. On the second night, we had gone to sleep but it was so late and my...

2015 Marian Year of the Family

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2015 Marian Year of the Family

As part of living the Marian Year of the Family convoked by Bishop Javier Echevarría, there will be two Masses celebrated in Strathmore University to...

Beatification eBook

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Beatification eBook

March 23 is the anniversary of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo's death. A new eBook offers an overview of his beatification, with 170 photographs, the...

Take a Chance on Happiness

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Take a Chance on Happiness

Images from Saint Josemaria's preaching and testimonies from British and Irish couples on the challenges and rewards of marriage and family life.

New Prayer Resource

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New Prayer Resource

Talks and meditations by priests of Opus Dei. Recent additions include 3 talks on “Pope Francis: His Life and Papacy and the Synod on the Family,” and...

Professional Prestige

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"A Christian's professional prestige does not necessarily involve success. The prestige that draws souls to God comes from the Christian virtues...

Message of the day

Holy Monday: “During holy week we are given a chance to reflect on and re-live the last hours of Jesus’ life”

Our sins were the cause of the Passion: of that torture which disfigured the most lovable countenance of Jesus, perfectus Deus, perfectus homo. And again it is our wretchedness that impedes us now from contemplating Our Lord, and makes his figure appear dark and distorted. When our sight is blurred, when our eyes are clouded, we need to go to the light.

And Christ has said: Ego sum lux mundi! (John 8:12), I am the light of the world. And he adds: He that follows me walks not in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (The Way of the Cross, Sixth Station, 1)

During this week which Christians traditionally call holy week, we are given another chance to reflect on and to re‑live the last hours of Jesus' life. All the things brought to our mind by the different expressions of piety which characterize these...

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