Canonization of Sts John XXIII and John Paul II, April 27, 2014
From long before dawn people from around the world have been arriving at St Peter’s Square, even without knowing whether they would manage to get in, because so many pilgrims are expected. Once they [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Canonization, God’s glory, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Congo, Pope John XXIII
Video. Rome Reports. It's official. Pope Francis has declared John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Catholic Church.
Before a crowded square, Card. Angelo Amato presented the decree to elevate the two Popes to the altars. Pope Francis gave his approval through [...]
The canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II is a great event for the Church and a sign of hope for the world, because where sanctity flourishes the crises in this world don’t have the final word.
Sanctity provides a solid foundation on which to [...]
Tags: Gratitude, Heaven, Church, Pope John Paul II, Pope, Holiness, Vatican II, Vocation, Pope Francis, Pope John XXIII
On March 28, in the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican, Pope Francis received 600 participants in the annual course of the internal forum organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. For the past 25 years this dicastery has offered this course to deacons and newly ordained [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Holy Spirit, Sacraments, Holiness, Love, Pope Benedict XVI, Josemaria Escriva, mercy
Nine years ago today Pope John Paul II died, with a reputation for sanctity, at 21:37 in the papal apartment. Shortly before, in the same room, at 20:00, Msgr. Stanislaw Dziwisz had celebrated the Mass of the following day, Divine Mercy Sunday.
On this anniversary [...]
Tags: Canonization, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, mercy
On Wednesday, January 9, 1918, Josemaría turned sixteen. The city of Logroño lay peaceful under a heavy snowfall. The temperature hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit. No one went out unless they absolutely had to.
José had found work in Logroño as a sales clerk in [...]
Tags: Love of God, Footprints in the Snow, Logroño, Prayer, Priesthood, Holiness, The Will of God, Saragossa, calling
By CNA, Elise Harris
(Eurasiareview) During a special conference commemorating the life of deceased Opus Dei leader Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, Cardinal Julian Herranz noted the priest’s model of holiness for the Church.
“The image of Fr. Alvaro del Portillo, who appears in the Second Vatican council [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Priesthood, Holiness, Vatican II, Beatification
By Dwight G. Duncan
US (The Boston Pilot). Pope Benedict XVI famously said, "To me art and the saints are the greatest apologetics for our faith." In that regard, we have been particularly fortunate to have lived alongside and witnessed the powerful example of some [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Holiness, Beatification
I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. (St Luke’s Gospel, 15:7)
When am I going to convert?
My God, when am I [...]
Tags: Repentance, Contrition, Conversion, Holiness, Love
St. Josemaría said that the spirit of Opus Dei contains the marvelous truth that all worthy and upright human undertakings can be turned into divine ones.
Many people have experienced a complete turnaround in their lives when they came to know this teaching, sometimes after [...]
Tags: Holiness, Work