World Meeting of Families

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World Meeting of Families

On September 22, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles opened the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Some excerpts from his opening...

October 6, 2002

Recent News
October 6, 2002

Thirteen years ago, Pope John Paul II canonized Josemaría Escrivá. A photo gallery with scenes from that day. Each photo is accompanied by words from...

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

Message of the day

“Have I talked to him?”

It is possible that you might be frightened by this word: meditation. It makes you think of books with old black covers, the sound of sighs and the irksome repetition of routine prayers. But that is not meditation. To meditate is to consider, to contemplate God as your Father, and yourself as his son in need of help. And then to give him thanks for all that he has given you and for all that he will give you. (Furrow, 661)

Here is a point for your daily examination. Have I allowed an hour to pass, without talking with my Father God? Have I talked to him with the love of a son? You can! (Furrow, 657)

This is the only way to get to know Jesus: speak to Him. You will always find in Him a Father, a Friend, an Adviser, a Helper in all the noble deeds of your everyday life. And getting to know Him will give rise to Love. (Furrow, 662)

"Stay with us, it is towards evening ..." The...

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