Message for Lent 2017

From the Pope
Message for Lent 2017

"Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbor." Pope Francis...

Seven Sundays of Saint Joseph

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Seven Sundays of Saint Joseph

A long-standing tradition in the Church is to prepare for the feast of Saint Joseph on March 19 by dedicating the seven Sundays before it to Saint...

Good Son, Good Father

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Good Son, Good Father

"When a good person we love passes away, a thousand memories flood our heart." An article on the impact of the death of Bishop Javier Echevarría in...

Saxum Around the World

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Saxum Around the World

A 5-minute video on how the soon-to-open Saxum project in the Holy Land is already having an impact all over the world.

The Doorway of Humility

Virtues
The Doorway of Humility

God made Himself small, so that we might become great with the only true greatness: humility of heart. An article by Guillaume Derville on Christian...

Venerable Montse Grases

Montse Grases Declared Venerable

Montse Grases Declared Venerable

In a decree dated April 26, Pope Francis authorized that Montse Grases (1941-1959), a young woman of Opus Dei, had practiced the virtues in an heroic degree and could be declared venerable.

Favors received from prayers to Montse Grases

Seeking the intercession of men and women who have died with a reputation for holiness is a common practice in the Catholic Church. Examples of favors received through the intercession of Montse follow.

Biography of Venerable Montse Grases

Biography of Venerable Montse Grases

Montserrat Grases was born in Barcelona on July 10, 1941. Montse, as she was known by everyone, had 8 siblings. Her parents sought to create a family climate in which sincere faith was fostered, with great respect for the children’s freedom.

Message of the day

“We are all brothers”

The Apostle wrote that "there is no more Gentile and Jew, no more circumcised and uncircumcised; no one is barbarian or Scythian, no one is a slave or a free man; there is nothing but Christ in any of us." Those words are as valid today as they were then. Before the Lord there is no difference of nation, race, class, state ... Each one of us has been born in Christ to be a new creature, a son of God. We are all brothers, and we have to behave fraternally towards one another. (Furrow, 317)

To meet the hunger for peace we have to repeat what St Paul said: Christ is our peace, pax nostra. The desire for truth should remind us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Those who aspire to unity should be shown Christ who prays that we will all be consummati in unum: “made perfectly one." Hunger for justice should lead us to the original source of harmony among mankind: the fact that we are, and know ourselves to be, sons of the Father, brothers.

Peace, truth, unity,...

Personal Testimonies

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