Novena to the Holy Spirit

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Novena to the Holy Spirit

Some practical ways to grow in devotion to the Holy Spirit during the ten days from the Ascension to the feast of Pentecost.

"Show us you are a mother!"

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"Show us you are a mother!"

For the month of May, dedicated to our Lady, we offer an account of Saint Josemaria's pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, in May 1970.

An African Smile - Don Alvaro and Nigeria

Whatever my son Alvaro asked Bishop Alvaro, he got!

Mary Agbu has 9 children. She was expecting her first child Alvaro when Bishop Alvaro del Portillo came to Nigeria in 1989. She remembers vividly advice the prelate gave her and her husband for the formation of their children. She tells of some special favors received through the intercession of Alvaro del Portillo.

Don Alvaro helped my son return to God

Florence Ibekwe works in the poultry unit of the Iroto Rural Development Centre, Ogun State Nigeria. Here she tells of a favor she received thanks to the intercession of the soon-to-be-blessed Alvaro del Portillo

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"The final moment in Jesus’ life"

"Once more the liturgy reminds us of the final moment in Jesus’ life among men, his ascension into heaven." (Christ is Passing By, 117)

It has always seemed logical to me that the most holy humanity of Christ should ascend to the glory of the Father. The ascension has always made me very happy. But I think that the sadness that is particular to the day of the ascension is also a proof of the love that we feel for Jesus Christ, our Lord. He is God made man, perfect man, with flesh like ours, with blood like ours in his veins. Yet he leaves us and goes up to heaven. How can we help but miss his presence? Christ is Passing By...

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