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Living Mercy

The Pope’s audiences are specially dedicated to the Year of Mercy. On June 30, he recalled that “It is one thing to speak of mercy, and it is another to live mercy. Paraphrasing the words of St James the Apostle (cf. 2:14-17), we could say: [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Solidarity, Josemaria Escriva

You are God’s… and God is Yours

¿Have you ever thought: the Lord dreams about me? He thinks about me? I am in the mind, in the heart of the Lord? The Lord is capable of changing my life?, Pope Francis, March 16, 2015. I do not know how it strikes you…, but [...]
Tags: Love of God, Understanding, Divine sonship, Prayer, Interior life

Other people and me

Our Lord says: ‘I give you a new commandment: Love one another. By this love everyone will know that you are my disciples’. And Saint Paul: ‘Carry each other’s troubles and you fulfil the law of Christ’. I have nothing to add. The Way, 385 How very insistent the [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Generosity, Rectitude of intention, Love

Novena for forgiveness

Pope Francis has reminded us from the beginning of his pontificate about the joy of forgiving: “Jesus is all mercy, Jesus is all love: he is God made man. (…) He is a patient father, always waiting for us! He respects our freedom, but he remains [...]
Tags: Repentance, Charity, Understanding, Forgiveness

What can I do for peace?

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount, Mt 5: 1-12) How about you? What are you doing? The Lord wants his children in all the honest pathways of this earth, [...]
Tags: Charity, Understanding, Suffering, Prayer, Peace

Understanding, dialogue, love

Dialogue Charity does not consist so much in “giving” as in “understanding”. Therefore, seek an excuse for your neighbour — there is always one be found, — if it is your duty to judge. The Way, 463 We Christians have to be ready to share our lives with [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Understanding


"We must bring people together, we must understand others, we must make allowances. Never put up a cross just to keep alive the memory that some people have killed others. Such a cross would betoken the devil. Christ 's Cross is to keep silent, to [...]
Tags: Repentance, cheerfulness, Understanding, Contrition, Peace

Advice to Married Couples

Recently, Pope Francis encouraged married couples to "never go to sleep without making peace in your family" (General Audience, May 13, 2015) . Following these teachings, we offer an extract from a Conversations with Msgr. Escriva about disagreements or fights in marriage. Apart from the difficulties [...]
Tags: Understanding, Marriage

The secret of married happiness

Children and family life When I think of Christian homes, I like to imagine them as being full of the light and joy that were in the home of the Holy Family. The message of Christmas is heard in all its forcefulness: “Glory to God in [...]
Tags: Understanding, Education, Family and work, Generosity, Children, Freedom, Marriage

The New Commandment

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end (Jn 13:1). The reader of this verse [...]
Tags: Charity, Understanding, Service