December 12: Anniversary of Bishop Javier Echevarria's Death

With Spade in Hand

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With Spade in Hand

A group of young Germans and Africans teamed up last summer to help build a dormitory for girls in a school in a poor district of central Uganda.

"Show us you are a mother!"

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"Show us you are a mother!"

December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. An account of Saint Josemaria's pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, in May 1970, where...

Opus Dei in South Africa

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The Vicar of Opus Dei for South Africa is Monsignor Anton Borras Cabaces.

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“The value God places on marriage”

In the middle of the rejoicing at the feast in Cana, only Mary notices that they are short of wine. A soul will notice even the smallest details of service if, like her, it is alive with a passion for helping its neighbour, for God. (Furrow, 631)

The pure and noble love of husband and wife is a sacred thing. As a priest, I bless it with all my heart. Christian tradition has often seen in Christ's presence at the wedding feast in Cana a proof of the value God places on marriage. “Our Saviour went to the wedding feast," writes St Cyril of Alexandria, “to make holy the origins of human life" [1].

Marriage is a sacrament that makes one flesh of two bodies. Theology expresses this fact in a striking way when it teaches us that the...

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